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(Disulfide Bridge Cys2-Cys7)

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Lanreotide is a synthetic analogue of Somatostatin, a naturally occurring inhibitory hormone which blocks the release of several other hormones, including growth hormone, thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), insulin and Glucagon. Lanreotide binds to the same receptors as Somatostatin, although with higher affinity to peripheral receptors, and has similar activity. Lanreotide is used in the treatment of acromegaly, due to both pituitary and non-pituitary growth hormone-secreting tumors, and the management of symptoms caused by neuroendocrine tumors, particularly carcinoid tumors and VIPomas.

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