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Exocrine secretion of epidermal growth factor from Brunner's glands. Stimulation by VIP and acetylcholine

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Brunner's glands of the duodenum are innervated by cholinergic and VIP-ergic nerves, and the glands have been shown to contain epidermal growth factor (EGF). In this study the effect of VIP and acetylcholine (Ach) on secretion of EGF from Brunner's glands was investigated in the rat. Intravenous infusion of VIP stimulated the flow rate of duodenal secretion, an effect which was inhibited by atropine. Ach alone did not significantly increase flow rate, and combined infusion of VIP and Ach induced the same flow as VIP alone. Concentration of EGF in duodenal secretion was increased by infusion of Ach, and this effect was potentiated by VIP. Infusion of VIP alone did not influence EGF concentration. EGF output from Brunner's glands was significantly stimulated by i.v. infusion of VIP and of Ach and combined infusion further increased EGF output. The study has demonstrated exocrine secretion of EGF from Brunner's glands, and it is suggested that stimulation is mediated by interaction of neuronal VIP and Ach.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftRegulatory Peptides
Vol/bind7
Tidsskriftsnummer4
Sider (fra-til)367-72
Antal sider6
ISSN0167-0115
StatusUdgivet - dec. 1983

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