GHRP-6 is a growth hormone releasing peptide which comprises the AA sequence of H-His-D-Trp-Ala-Trp-D-Phe-Lys-NH2. In studies GHRP-6 has shown biological actions similar to the naturally occurring hunger stimulating peptide ghrelin.
GHRP-6 is a synthetic met-enkephalin (a naturally occurring opioid growth factor) analog. GHRP-6 contains D-amino acids that are entirely synthetic, lacks opioid activity, and shares no sequence relation with GHRH.
It has also been shown that GHRP-6 can lead to re-stimulation of the natural production of GH.
Studies have shown that GHRP-6 increases the secretion of IGF-1 by the liver (Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1), which is speculated to be a required component in the anabolic mechanisms leading to the action of GH. It also appears that GHRP-6 has positive implications for the central nervous system, as ghrelin is known to protect neurons.
What may be the most interesting aspect of ghrelin (and therefore GHRP-6, it’s synthetic analog) is the huge variety of roles it plays in biological functions. It is involved in processes that include appetite regulation, cardiac functions, gastrointestinal functions, metabolism of carbohydrates, and even has some behavioral effects.GHRP-6 fills many of ghrelin’s roles in the body, but it is not a complete synthetic analog, and so does not fill all of them. It has been largely shown to focus on the release of GH. Of all synthetic peptides, GHRP-6 is the most ghrelin-like.
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