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Impact hormonal du d-aspartate

26/07/2014 | Etudes Compléments alimentaires et Etudes Perte de poids et Etudes Anti-âge et Etudes sur les boosters sexuels et la sexualité

 

Aux vues du large spectre d’effets sur le système endocrinien, on comprends pourquoi certains ont vite regretté d’avoir joué avec le d-aspartate

Current knowledge of d-aspartate in glandular tissues

Maria Maddalena Di Fiore
Amino Acids August 2014, Volume 46, Issue 8, pp 1805-1818

Free d-aspartate (d-Asp) occurs in substantial amounts in glandular tissues. This paper reviews the existing work on d-Asp in vertebrate exocrine and endocrine glands, with emphasis on functional roles. Endogenous d-Asp was detected in salivary glands. High d-Asp levels in the parotid gland during development suggest an involvement of the amino acid in the regulation of early developmental phases and/or differentiation processes. d-Asp has a prominent role in the Harderian gland, where it elicits exocrine secretion through activation of the ERK1/2 pathway. Interestingly, the increase in NOS activity associated with d-Asp administration in the Harderian gland suggests a potential capability of d-Asp to induce vasodilatation.
In mammals, an increase in local concentrations of d-Asp facilitates the secretion of anterior pituitary hormones, i.e., PRL, LH and GH, whereas it inhibits the secretion of POMC/α-MSH from the intermediate pituitary and of oxytocin from the posterior pituitary. d-Asp also acts as a negative regulator for melatonin synthesis in the pineal gland. Further, d-Asp can stereo-specifically modulate the production of sex steroids, thus taking part in the endocrine control of reproductive activity. Although d-Asp receptors remain to be characterized, gene expression of NR1 and NR2 subunits of NMDAr responds to d-Asp in the testis.

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