Anomalous anterior pituitary hormone responses to acute administration of TRH and LRH have previously been observed in patients with primary affective disorders (PAD), with TRH eliciting GH, FSH and LH rises, and LRH eliciting GH and Prl rises. We examined whether the same unusual responses were present also for beta-endorphin (beta-EP) and beta-lipotropin (beta-LPH) in 15 PAD patients, in 9 patients with secondary affective disorders (SAD), and in 7 controls. TRH (500 micrograms iv) elicited rises of beta-EP plasma levels in 5 PAD and 2 SAD patients, and of beta-LPH in 4 PAD and 3 SAD patients. LRH (150 micrograms iv) elicited rises of plasma beta-EP levels in 2 PAD and 2 SAD patients, and of beta-LPH in 5 PAD and 2 SAD patients. No rises of beta-EP and beta-LPH plasma levels were observed in PAD patients after saline administration, nor in the controls after TRH, LRH or saline administration.

Abnormal beta-endorphin and beta-lipotropin responses to TRH and LRH administration in primary and secondary affective disorders.

GENAZZANI, ANDREA
1986-01-01

Abstract

Anomalous anterior pituitary hormone responses to acute administration of TRH and LRH have previously been observed in patients with primary affective disorders (PAD), with TRH eliciting GH, FSH and LH rises, and LRH eliciting GH and Prl rises. We examined whether the same unusual responses were present also for beta-endorphin (beta-EP) and beta-lipotropin (beta-LPH) in 15 PAD patients, in 9 patients with secondary affective disorders (SAD), and in 7 controls. TRH (500 micrograms iv) elicited rises of beta-EP plasma levels in 5 PAD and 2 SAD patients, and of beta-LPH in 4 PAD and 3 SAD patients. LRH (150 micrograms iv) elicited rises of plasma beta-EP levels in 2 PAD and 2 SAD patients, and of beta-LPH in 5 PAD and 2 SAD patients. No rises of beta-EP and beta-LPH plasma levels were observed in PAD patients after saline administration, nor in the controls after TRH, LRH or saline administration.
Brambilla, F; Petraglia, F; Facchinetti, F; Genazzani, Andrea
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