Vol. 24 (5) 2003 Neuro endocrinology letters

Effects of treatment with somatostatin analogues on the occurrence of apoptosis in somatotropinomas.

OBJECTIVES: Apoptosis of endocrine cells represents one of factors significantly affected the control of hormones secretion. Present study aimed to examine whether treatment of somatotropinoma types tumours with somatostatine analogue (lanreotide) results in apoptosis.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: The studies were perfo.....