Like other growth hormone releasing peptides, the GHRP-2 is being researched for their effects on humans. The peptide helps in the pituitary and hypothalamus to release growth hormone through a G-protein receptor. The peptide was discovered by scientists over twenty years ago, but the quality has been improved greatly. Their research has shown a number of different compound structures are possible and continued research will yield even better results. Scientists who are studying the GHRP2 are thrilled with the potential effects that the peptide can have on the body and are thus focusing their research on human interactions with the peptide.
Biggest GHRP-2 Discovery
Scientists who study the peptide have established a number of discoveries over the past few years, but perhaps the most important is the stimulating properties that are inherent in the compound. Scientists have found out that the growth hormone releasing peptide increases the natural production of the hormone.
One of the most well known studies was performed in the early 1990’s and was published in the Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism in 1997. The study showed that hormone deficient adults and children could be helped by using growth hormone releasing peptides. At the University of Arkansas Department of Pediatrics, the study was hypothesized, tested, and peer reviewed.
This was a huge victory for the scientific community. It was not a cure for AIDS or polio, but researchers had successfully determined how GHRP-2 could be used for humans and how it would be useful for certain people. It was a small step for undernourished children and those with birth defects that harmed the hormone growth.
Production as a Result of Research
The GHRP-2 has been widely produced in distributed in the years following the major scientific studies. Confirmation from numerous scientific labs has helped to establish how well the peptide can actually work for people who lack the ability to create enough human growth hormone for themselves.
A number of other effects have been discovered as a result of the investment into the peptide as well. Some muscle weight gaining properties as well as weight loss reactions have been found within the peptide. This has created a large stir in the health community and an increased interest in the investment and further production of GHRP-2.
This is great news for researchers who have dedicated their life to the growth hormone releasing peptide. Further investment will mean that scientists can develop the compound further in order to help the deficient people with less.
GHRP-2 Research in the Future
As mentioned previously, the GHRP-2 is a peptide that has been found to help human growth hormone deficient people to get enough in order to grow properly and normally. This has been proven by a number of scientific studies that continue to this day. Luckily, the amount of interest in the peptide has funded the research and will continue to do so for many more years. The weight loss and muscle mass building properties will be studied in depth over the coming years.
This article was written by Elmer Y. Taner
Sunday, June 3, 2012 12:00:00 AM America/New_York
By John Smith
Posted on June 1, 2012
Melanotan is a peptide that was synthesized at the University of Arizona in the mid-2000’s. Scientists were able to synthesize the compound, but found it difficult to use for their given purpose. Researchers at the university were attempting to cure types of skin cancer with the compound, but found that it was a difficult task to accomplish. The scientists in Arizona realized that natural melanin tans were the body’s natural protection against the sun’s UV rays. The scientists hypothesized that if they could trigger the body’s response to produce a tan before being exposed to UV rays, then the patient could greatly reduce the risk of skin cancer. The melanotan was a by-product of this research, but scientists still found a number of uses for the compound.
Skin Cancer Research of Melanotan
The scientists had a correct hypothesis about the melanotan, but they did not expect their compound to wear off the subjects so quickly. The half life of the compound was so short that it was difficult to justify using it as a therapeutic drug. The tanning agent was too short to be practical for the purposes of synthetically creating a tan to protect from UV rays.
Nonetheless, stronger versions (the melanotan we see today) were created in order to combat this slight problem with the compound. This is the version that was offered for clinical trials at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
The studies showed that the patients who took the melanotan five times every other day had a number of side effects that were unexpected. Many of the men who took the compound were found to have penile erections spontaneously. In fact, a number of reports after the study concluded said that the melanotan compound was useful for erectile dysfunction that many men suffer from across the globe.
Scientists have not given up on this potentially lifesaving compound. Many researchers have dedicated their time to perfecting melanotan in order to reduce any side effects and to make sure that artificial tans can be produced more efficiently. A more efficient melanotan tan will allow people to get the same results without so many injections of the compound.
Nonetheless, the effect of the melanotan is exactly what many scientists wanted. The compound has been proven to create the tan, but perfecting the substance will take more years of research and development.
The Future of Skin Cancer Peptides
There are not many options to protect individuals with fare skin, but this peptide might be the one. The heavy investment into the compound will hopefully allow scientists to perfect the tanning agent and make it widely available in efficient quantities for the general public. After all, millions of people in the United States die from skin cancer, which is one of the most dangerous and potent forms. Awareness for sunscreen and protection has increased, but there is nothing that can truly stop cancer from forming yet. Hopefully the melanotan peptide will help people to protect themselves from skin cancer.
This article was written by Stephen U.
Friday, June 1, 2012 1:41:00 PM America/New_York
By Stephen U
Posted on May 30, 2012
Little is known about the original invention of GHRP-6, but that is perhaps due to the large amount of research that has gone on since then. The GHRP is well known because of the properties that researchers have found for growth hormone. However, even though it is considered to be a fragment of growth hormone, this is not the case. The peptide is actually one of many synthetic metenkephalin analogs that include some unnatural D-amino acids developed for growth hormone releasing properties. Researchers have found a number of benefits of GHRP and some of the products are even being sold on the market today.
GHRP-6 for Research
The fascinating thing about the GHRP-6 peptide is that it has been shown to stimulate growth hormone, which promotes lean body mass and reduce fat deposits. Once scientists concluded this, the amount of investment into research was increased dramatically. Suddenly, every pharmaceutical company wanted to be in the business of GHRP because it has properties that many weight loss supplements wish they had.
These additional funds made research on the peptide increasingly scrutinized, but still very interesting. Many scientists found themselves on the final frontier in peptide research and development, which helped to prompt some of the new discoveries. Most of the scientific discoveries have revolved around the peptide’s use for body builders and weight loss products, but the amino acid bonds have taught researchers a lot about the hexapeptide chain.
GHRP-6 Trials on Animals
Many scientists have decided to test their research on rats, which can provide some useful information about the validity and effects of the peptide chain. Because this compound has been the most studied of the past few decades, they must make sure that their hypotheses work on rats first.
One study was done in order to demonstrate the primary pituitary cells of rats were stimulated. The research showed that the GHRP-6 was actually helpful in reducing fat and building lean muscle mass, but only in certain quantities. The scientists had to tweak the amount given in order to determine the right dosage for rats.
The process of studying the rats and the GHRP-6 was very difficult. First of all, it is hard to determine the effects of the GHRP-6 in a short period of time. Additionally, it is difficult to compare humans and rats when the peptide is supposed to be replicated for human consumption and distributed across the world.
In the end, scientists did a professional job understanding the effects of the GHRP six on the rats and therefore inferring what might be best for humans. This task is never the easiest for scientists, but they were able to do so well.
As mentioned earlier, this peptide is so popular that it has the highest amount of research done of any other. This means that continued research will be forthcoming in order to improve the peptide and determine what other benefits and arrangements can be made in order to help the general public.
This article was written by Florelia Rodriguez
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 1:34:00 PM America/New_York
By Florelia Rodriguez
Posted on May 27, 2012
The insulin-like growth factor 1, or more commonly referred to as IGF-1, is a protein encoded by the IGF-1 gene. In the 1970’s and 80’s many scientists became interested in this compound as a way to offer healthy ways of living. The researchers were amazed to find a number of benefits of IGF1 that can’t be found anywhere else. Therefore, scientists have continued their quest for learning more about the IGF-1 compound. In doing so, they have been able to develop even more efficient peptides, which are used for a number of different reasons. The popularity and possibilities have caused scientists to continue their research for the time being.
Research on IGF-1
Research on IGF 1 has shown a number of different things. First of all, the natural IGF is usually produced by the liver as an endocrine hormone. The production is stimulated by the growth hormone, but this can be halted by poor nutrition, insensitivity, and a failure of the body’s receptors. All of these factors are genetic defects that can seriously stymie the growth of individuals that have these traits. Scientists believe that the IGF could help many of these individuals who are lacking in this department.
Scientists have discovered that the IGF-1 has stimulating effects on many different parts of the body. This includes the muscles, bones, skin, cartilage located around the body, and the liver and kidneys. The number of positive effects that could be offered by the peptide has whipped the scientific community into a frenzy.
Uses of the IGF 1
The peptide is known to be therapeutic in a number of ways, but scientists are still researching how to perfect the peptide for human consumption. There are a plethora of possible benefits, but many scientists are yet unable to pinpoint the most efficient uses. As always, research will continue in-depth because the compound will almost never be “complete”.
Scientists and researchers are encouraged and incentivized to continue studying the peptide because of the potential effects that it can have on humans. Many sick people or undernourished will be able to get the proper support with some of the IGF peptide compounds.
Investment into the compound has been enormous in the past few decades because of all the benefits explained above. This means that the public will continue to see new IGF-1 products on the market with increased benefits.
IGF-1 in the Future
The future of the IGF-1 peptide is unknown, but promising. If researchers continue to make new breakthroughs, then the companies that fund the experiments will continue to do so. The compound is highly useful in a number of different ways, which is a huge benefit for their continued funding.
Like any other scientific research, the success of the peptide will be closely aligned with the funding that is gained. For humanity’s benefit, it is a good idea to maintain the level of research that has existed thus far and to continue building upon what has already been learned within the community.
This article was written by Natasha O.
Sunday, May 27, 2012 1:20:00 PM America/New_York
By Natasha O
Posted on May 28, 2012
The tetrasubstituted 30-amino acid hormone called CJC-1295 was created by a small Canadian pharmaceutical company called ConjuChem in the mid-2000’s. The amino acid hormone has a number of advantages that many scientists are highly interested in researching. One of the main ones is that the CJC is able to bioconjugate with serum albumin, which increases the half-life. Somehow this is naturally done by protecting groups around amino acids, which are usually subject to enzyme degradation at a much quicker pace. These chemical oddities make CJC-1295 one of the most interesting peptide hormones that is being researched at the current date.
Researching the CJC-1295 Properties
Researching the properties of CJC-1295 is not only intriguing for many scientists, but is also quite fun. The peptide does not degrade in only a few minutes like other peptides, but instead can remain active and working for up to a week. This type of exotic behavior from a peptide has many of the best scientists in the world working on new research with regard to the stimulating peptide.
What concerns scientists most are the applications that CJC can have on a number of different diseases and ailments. Although this peptide may not be able to cure cancer, there are a number of positive health benefits that scientists are studying in depth. Some of these are already being used, but the scientists have many additional ways to create peptides that can change the world.
CJC-1295 and Bioconjugation
For scientists interested in the latest technology and research, the bioconjugation of CJC-1295 is a sight to behold. This is a relatively new technology that allows scientists to end the half life of some of the peptides to last longer.
In this case, the technology allows a reactive group and attaches that to a peptide in order to gain the maximum effect. This will react with the nucleophilic entity in order to form stable bonds rather than weak ones.
Overall, the technology is fascinating because it allows scientists to perform so much more with peptides. They are not always the most well known compounds when it comes to peptide researchers, but they are quickly becoming an important part of any scientist’s arsenal.
This is just a glimpse into the ingenuity and technological advancements that many peptide scientists have been able to accomplish within the last few years. So many scientific advancements have been made because of scientists that it is hard to keep up with them all. The CJC-1295 bioconjugation is one example of how these scientists are able to alter the peptides completely in order to produce a very valuable and potentially life saving peptide.
Although the scientists who work with CJC-1295 have made many great discoveries over the past few years, the search for new information and technology is not over. There are many benefits of peptide usage and the scientists who are assigned with the task of researching them are trying to help all of society. They will continue to research until more cures are found!
This article was written by Elizabeth Sanchez.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 1:27:00 PM America/New_York
By Elizabeth Sanchez