Hypothalamic Hormones, Aspects of Structure, Synthesis and Biological Activity

  • Wolfgang Voelter
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Since many decades there existed strong evidence from biochemical physiological, anatomical and clinical studies that the hypothalamus is a center of neurosecretion. However, the fundamental basis for the field of hypothalamic hormones was laid by the isolation of the thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) by Schally1) and Guillemin2) and its structure elucidation by Folkers3).


Aromatic Side Chain Pyroglutamic Acid Hypothalamic Hormone Hypothalamic Fragment Pyroglutamyl Residue 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang Voelter
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  1. 1.Abteilung für Physikalische Biochemie am Physiologisch-chemischen Institut der UniversitätTübingenGermany

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