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A neuropeptide called a DSIP peptide also called a Delta Sleep Inducing Peptide, is created by the body on its own. Nine amino acids (known as nonapeptides) make up DSIP, which is a naturally occurring protein in the brain that may easily penetrate the BBB (blood-brain barrier). It is believed to be involved in the control of the human sleep pattern and is largely produced in the hypothalamus. Because DSIP levels are at their peak during deep sleep, it has earned a reputation as a inhibit somatostatin secretion and also a sleep-inducing substance. DSIP peptide can be found in both free and bound forms in the hypothalamus, limbic system, pituitary, and other locations, in addition to various peripheral organs, tissues, and cerebrospinal fluids.
The first time delta-sleep-inducing peptide (DSIP) was found was in the cerebral venous blood of rabbits that had undergone intraluminal thalamic electrical stimulation to induce sleep. Several species have reported the promotion of SWS following DSIP, albeit not all preclinical investigations were able to replicate these results. The effects of DSIP on sleep EEG in normal men have only been examined in one study, and it only found marginal effects. Controversial findings emerged from studies on the effectiveness of DSIP in the management of insomnia.
Is DSIP a hormone?
Although it is a naturally occurring peptide, DSIP (Delta Sleep-Inducing Peptide) is not a hormone. Endogenous body production occurs predominantly in the hypothalamus and pituitary gland.
DSIP does contribute to the modulation of some physiological processes even though it does not fit the description of a classical hormone, which is normally delivered into the bloodstream by specialized glands to regulate distant target tissues. DSIP may affect the production of hormones, including adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) and cortisol, which are involved in the body’s stress response, as well as several neurotransmitter systems, including the GABAergic system.
Animals with ovariectomies were used to eliminate gonadal steroid feedback. GH was elevated in the initial experiment after the intraventricular injection of 5 micrograms of the peptide, which became substantial after 30 minutes and remained for the whole 120-minute session. Animals given diluent injections displayed a modest initial decrease in GH followed by no increase. With a minimum effective dose of 0.1 micrograms and a linear log-dose increase to a dose of 10 micrograms, the peptide increased plasma of the growth hormone in a dose-related manner. Since this effect could be prevented by pre-treating the rats with the dopamine receptor blocker pimozide, it is likely that this impact is mediated hypothalamically via a dopaminergic mechanism.