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Introduction: Somatostatin

Description of Somatostatin

Somatostatin: The synthetic acetate salt of a long-acting cyclic octapeptide with pharmacologic properties mimicking those of the natural hormone somatostatin. Similar to somatostatin, octreotide suppresses the luteinizing hormone response to gonadotropin-releasing hormone, decreases splanchnic blood flow, and inhibits the release of serotonin, gastrin, vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP), secretin, motilin, pancreatic polypeptide, and thyroid stimulating hormone. (NCI04)
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Somatostatin: any of several cyclic tetradecapeptides elaborated primarily by the median eminence of the hypothalamus and by the delta cells of the pancreatic islets; they inhibit release of a variety of hormones, including growth hormone, thyrotropin, corticotropin, insulin, glucagon, gastrin, secretin and renin.
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Somatostatin: A 14-amino acid peptide named for its ability to inhibit pituitary GROWTH HORMONE release, also called somatotropin release-inhibiting factor. It is expressed in the central and peripheral nervous systems, the gut, and other organs. SRIF can also inhibit the release of THYROID-STIMULATING HORMONE; PROLACTIN; INSULIN; and GLUCAGON besides acting as a neurotransmitter and neuromodulator. In a number of species including humans, there is an additional form of somatostatin, SRIF-28 with a 14-amino acid extension at the N-terminal.
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Somatostatin as an Organ

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  • Cyclic Somatostatin
  • Somatostatin-14
  • Somatotropin Release-Inhibiting Hormone

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The term Somatostatin can be used for:

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Hierarchical classifications of Somatostatin

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