growth hormone

Are children with growth hormone (GH) deficiency more susceptible to pneumococcal disease?

Are children with growth hormone (GH) deficiency more susceptible to pneumococcal disease?

GIGA-I3 Immunoendocrinology Laboratory (ULiège) recently delivered compelling results from fundamental research on mouse models. Vincent Geenen’s Immunoendocrinology Laboratory at GIGA-I3 has obtained important data that could have an impact on the monitoring of children with growth hormone (GH) deficiency. These results have just been published in two successive publications, Frontiers in Endocrinology(1) and Frontiers in […]

Growth Hormone (GH) Replacement and Thymus Function

Growth Hormone (GH) Replacement and Thymus Function

A recent PLoS One study by Gabriel Morrhaye et al., demonstrates that the functional integrity of the somatotrope growth hormone/insulin-like growth factor-1 axis is important for the maintenance of a normal thymus function in human adults. The secretion of growth hormone (GH) declines with aging until only low levels can be detected in individuals aged […]