Molecular Formula： C45H55N9O6
Growth hormone releasing peptide-2 (GHRP-2) is a synthetic peptide known for its ability to stimulate the release of growth hormone. As a potent agonist of ghrelin, a gut peptide that interacts with the growth hormone secretagogue receptor, GHRP-2 influences both the secretion of growth hormone and the initiation of appetite and meals.
Comprising a single, non-glycosylated polypeptide chain with six amino acids, GHRP-2 has been extensively researched for its role as a growth hormone secretagogue (GHS) and is used as a diagnostic agent.
The GH responses to 2 μg/kg IV GHRP-2 or HEX, compared with those to 1 μg/kg GHRH, were also studied in 6 normal elderly subjects (66–73 yr). In young adults 1 μg/kg IV GHRP-2 and HEX induced a similar, strong GH response, which was higher (p < 0.05) than that to GHRH....