Hypothalamic growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) is one of the key neurohumoral regulators of non-rapid eye movement sleep. The focus of the present paper is the role of GHRH in the regulation of sleep and body temperature in the context of a larger biochemical regulatory network. This network includes other members of the somatotopic axis such as growth hormone, insulin-like growth factor-1, somatostatin and ghrelin and members of the cytokine family such as interleukin-1.
- Growth hormone
- Growth hormone-releasing hormone
- Insulin-like growth factor
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
- Developmental Biology