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  • n. A protein-coupled ligand that plays a role in puberty.

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  • That is where a recently discovered hormone called kisspeptin comes in.

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  • TUESDAY, March 17 (HealthDay News) -- A hormone called kisspeptin may offer a new treatment for infertility, according to British researchers who found that the hormone can activate ...

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  • TUESDAY, March 17 (HealthDay News) -- A hormone called kisspeptin may offer a new treatment for infertility, according to British researchers who found that the hormone can activate the release of sex hormones that control the menstrual cycle.

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  • An analysis of the DNA of a family whose members have suffered from the disease confirmed that the gene is vital because it paves the way for the body to process a hormone known as kisspeptin.

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  • The Scottish team took kisspeptin and created an artificial version - called kisspeptin antagonist - which in laboratory tests has proved it can make the natural protein work properly and normalise the release of hormones.

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  • The head of the research team, Professor Robert Millar, said the drug - which has the clinical name kisspeptin antagonist - could prove a major breakthrough.

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  • A naturally occurring protein called kisspeptin regulates the switching on and off of these hormones.

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  • The Yale team found that MCH prevents a key reproductive molecule called kisspeptin from acting.

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  • As for the protein's name "kisspeptin," the researchers say it is completely unrelated to its association with reproduction.

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  • Messager proved in animals that blocking kisspeptin prevented those changes from happening.

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  • "The naming of the Kiss-1 gene and its product, kisspeptin, was made by the team of scientists who discovered the gene in Hershey, Pennsylvania, famous for its chocolate "Kisses (Hershey's Kisses)" - Wiki

    December 14, 2008