Hormone-stimulated release of pancreatic polypeptide before and after vagotomy in dogs

S. Guzman, J. Lonovics, P. G. Devitt

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Concentrations of pancreatic polypeptide (PP) in peripheral blood were measured before, during, and after infusions of graded doses of synthetic human gastrin I (SHG-I), cholecystokinin 99% pure (CCK-99%), CCK octapeptide (CCK-OP), and pure natural porcine secretin in six dogs with gastric and duodenal fistulas. Studies were repeated after truncal vagotomy. Significant increases in concentrations of PP were found with 1 μg.kg-1.h-1 of SHG-I, 0.25 and 1.0 μg.kg-1.h-1 of CCK-99%, and 0.06 and 0.25 μg.kg-1.h-1 of CCK-OP. Significant increases persisted after vagotomy, except at the lower dose of CCK-OP. Postvagotomy responses were significantly less than prevagotomy, except at the higher doses of CCK-99% and CCK-OP. Pure secretin did not change concentrations of PP in blood before or after vagotomy. The most potent stimulant for PP release on a molar basis was CCK-99%, followed by CCK-OP and SHG-I. The results suggest that cholinergic and humoral agents of the gastrin-cholecystokinin family interact in the normal physiological response of PP to food and that, in dogs, CCK-like peptides are more potent than gastrin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)G114-G121
JournalAmerican Journal of Physiology - Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Physiology (medical)

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