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Kisspeptin and its Current Clinical Status- A Systematic Review


Hemasri Velmurugan, Anjali Srikanth Mannava, Pugazhenthan Thangaraju* and Krishnapriya Neelambaran   Pages 1 - 10 ( 10 )


Background: Kisspeptin was initially known as metastin for its role in suppressing metastasis in melanoma and breast cancer. Later, based on its ability to stimulate GPR54, its importance in maintaining an intact hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis was recognised, which is the basis for the widespread application of the drug in several conditions such as secondary amenorrhea, regulation of puberty onset, ovarian function, trophoblast invasion, fertility regulation, parturition, and lactation. This systematic study aims to evaluate the current status of kisspentin in clinical trials.

Methods: The keywords 'kisspeptin' or 'metastin' were used in the website and Clinical Trial Registry of India (CTRI) to find eligible clinical trials or records carried out without time constraints until February 26, 2023.

Results: A total of 33 records were identified through clinical trial databases. All records were screened, and four trials were rejected as they failed to meet the inclusion criteria. Finally, 29 (87.9%) reports of interventional clinical trials with kisspeptin were reviewed.

Conclusion: Kisspeptin can be viewed as a multipurpose drug with considerably fewer side effects due to its effects simulating normal physiological processes in our body.


Kisspeptin, metastin, trials, diseases, hospitals, health services.


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