lanreotide

Ligand id: 2031

Name: lanreotide

Structure and Physico-chemical Properties

2D Structure
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Summary of Clinical Use
Used to treat acromegaly, where other treatments have been unsucessful. May also be used to treat symptoms associated with neuroendocrine tumours such as TSH-secreting thyrotrophic adenomas.
Mechanism Of Action and Pharmacodynamic Effects
Endogenous somatostatin (via the somatostatin receptors) blocks the release of several other hormones, including growth hormone, thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), insulin and glucagon. Lanreotide mimics this effect. In acromegalic patients this drug reduces growth hormone and IGF-1 levels.
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