PMID: 5778938Apr 19, 1969

Pituitary polypeptide with hypoglycaemic action in diabetes mellitus

British Medical Journal
J M ArmstrongH P Taft


A polypeptide isolated by the hydrolysis of growth hormone, studied in five patients with diabetes mellitus, has been shown able to produce hypoglycaemia, presumably by modifying the anti-insulin action of pituitary growth hormone. Possibly this substance may be suitable for treating cases of insulin resistance or when a circulating inhibitor of glucose uptake is present.


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