Rosetta Green Announces that it has Successfully Completed an Experiment Producing Human Growth Hormone from Algae
Growth hormone is a peptide hormone secreted by the pituitary gland. Among its functions are the regulation of protein production and the stimulation of bone growth in children. Growth hormone is normally secreted throughout a person’s life, but the amount decreases by 14% every decade after the age of 211. A deficiency in this hormone is known to cause growth block, short stature and dwarfism. Currently, growth hormone is produced by major multi-nationals such as Pfizer, Lilly and Merck Serono.
Growth hormone is used as a prescription medicine to treat children with growth problems and adults with hormone deficiency as well as other symptoms characterized by growth complications. In addition, growth hormone has been shown to be effective for anti-aging treatments and body fat reduction. Total annual sales of human growth hormone are estimated at approximately 3 Billion USD2.