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Hormones, hormonal agents, and neuropeptides involved in the neuroendocrine regulation of sleep in humans.

Kotronoulas, G, Stamatakis, A and Stylianopoulou, F (2009) Hormones, hormonal agents, and neuropeptides involved in the neuroendocrine regulation of sleep in humans. Hormones (Athens), 8 (4). pp. 232-248.

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Abstract

Sleep is an essential ubiquitous biological process, a periodical state of quiescence in which there is minimal processing of sensory information and no interaction with conspecifics or the environment. Despite relevant research on sleep structure and testing of numerous endogenous sleep-affecting chemicals, questions as to the precise mechanisms and functions of sleep remain without satisfactory responses. The purpose of this review is to report on current evidence as regards the effect of several endogenous and exogenous hormones, hormonal agents, and neuropeptides on sleep onset or wake process, when administered in humans in specific doses and via different routes. The actions of several peptides are presented in detail. Some of them (growth hormone releasing hormone, ghrelin, galanin, neuropeptide Y) seem to promote sleep, whereas others (corticotropin, somatostatin) impair its continuity.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Kotronoulas, Gg.kotronoulas@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Stamatakis, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Stylianopoulou, FUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : October 2009
Uncontrolled Keywords : Galanin, Ghrelin, Growth Hormone-Releasing Hormone, Hormones, Humans, Neuropeptide Y, Neuropeptides, Sleep
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 09:59
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 09:59
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/825955

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