LH and FSH releasing activities of [D Leu 6, desGly NH 2 10] LH RH ethylamide were examined using immature male rats. The gonadotropin release induced by various doses of [D Leu 6, desGly NH 2 10] LH RH ethylamide followed a different pattern than when LH RH was given, reaching a peak at 2 hr after injections, serum LH and FSH being still elevated at 4 hr. In contrast the LH and FSH release induced by LH RH reached a peak in 15 min and declined at 1 hr. This provides further evidence that this analog is indeed long acting. The LH RH analog had a potency 20 to 60 times greater for LH release and 10 to 30 times higher for FSH release than LH RH. [D Leu 6, desGly NH 2 10] LH RH ethylamide also caused a significant depletion of the pituitary gonadotropin content.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine|
|State||Published - Mar 1977|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)