Breeding Physiology

Central Nervous System Mediation of Growth Hormone Secretagogue in the Pig

Authors
  • Sang-Joon Cho (Iowa State University)
  • Lloyd L. Anderson (Iowa State University)

Abstract

Rapid growth in the young pig requires an episodic pattern of growth hormone (GH) secretion. We developed different neurosurgical techniques to elucidate sites within the hypothalamus, a lower part of the brain, that regulate GH release in this species. A focus of this research is administration of small brain peptide and nonpeptide hormones that acutely affect GH release to define mechanisms of action and their efficacy in augmenting growth.

Keywords: ASL R1489

How to Cite:

Cho, S. & Anderson, L. L., (1998) “Central Nervous System Mediation of Growth Hormone Secretagogue in the Pig”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 1(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 1998
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