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ea0028oc2.3 | Reproduction and bone | SFEBES2012

Kissorphin, a hexapeptide derivative of Kisspeptin, acts via Neuropeptide FF receptors to inhibit cyclic adenosine monophosphate release but has no Gonadotrophin-Releasing-Hormone releasing activity

Milton Nathaniel

Kisspeptin is a 54 amino acid peptide that stimulates Gonadotrophin-Releasing-Hormone (GnRH) release from the hypothalamus and consequently activates the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Gonadal (HPG) axis. Recent studies have suggested that Kisspeptin also binds and activates Neuropeptide FF (NPFF) receptors. The C-terminal ten residues of Kisspeptin are capable of activation of both GnRH release and NPFF receptors. The aim of the current study was to determine which amino acids of Kis...