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|Abstract:||PGRF has been synthesized. The invention provides synthetic peptides which are extremely potent in stimulating the release of pituitary GH in mammals and which have the formula: ##STR1## wherein R is OH or NH.sub.2, R.sub.34 is Ser or Ala, R.sub.38 is Arg or Ser, R.sub.40 is Ala or Arg and R.sub.41 is Arg, Arg-Ala, Arg-Ala-Arg, Arg-Ala-Arg-Leu or des-R.sub.41. These peptides or biologically active fragments thereof, or analogs thereof having well-known substitutions and/or additions, as well as nontoxic salts of any of the foregoing, may be administered therapeutically to mammals, including humans, and may be used diagnostically.|
|Inventor(s):||Ling; Nicholas C. (San Diego, CA), Esch; Frederick S. (Oceanside, CA), Bohlen; Peter (Encinitas, CA), Brazeau, Jr.; Paul E. (San Diego, CA), Guillemin; Roger C. L. (La Jolla, CA)|
|Assignee:||The Salk Institute for Biological Studies (San Diego, CA)|
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