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Scand J Gastroenterol. 1986 Jun;21(5):589-97.

The trophic effect on the pancreas of long-term continuous intravenous infusion of secretin and a cholecystokinin-like peptide in rats.


Rats were treated for 5 days with continuous intravenous infusion of different doses of secretin and Thr28Nle31CCK25-33 (CCK-LP) alone and combined. The trophic effect on the pancreas was evaluated by means of pancreatic weight and contents of DNA, RNA, and protein. The acute effects on pancreatic protein secretion were studied in anesthetized rats. The findings generally confirmed the trophic effects of secretin and CCK-like peptides on the pancreas. No convincing evidence of potentiation was found between small doses of secretin and CCK-LP for either pancreatic growth or protein secretion. The maximal dose of CCK-LP was the same for pancreatic growth and for protein secretion (2.5 micrograms/kg-h). Potentiation was demonstrated between secretin and the maximal dose of CCK-LP for protein secretion. The maximal effect of CCK-LP on pancreatic growth, however, was not enhanced by secretin.

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