The patho-physiological role of somatostatin receptor subtypes (sst) in neuro endocrine diseases has gained enhanced scientific interest in the past few years. The development of novel somatotropin-release inhibiting factor analogs, both sst-specific and universal ligands, seem promising as a tool to further increase fundamental insights in sst function. Eventually, this research should result in novel medical therapeutic opportunities in patients suffering from neuro-endocrine diseases. In the present review, the functional role of sst in all types of pituitary adenomas, based on recent preclinical and clinical studies, is being discussed.,
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