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The mechanism of gastrin release in cysteamine-induced duodenal ulcer

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Duodenal ulcer can be induced in rats by a single dose of cysteamine. The ulcer formation is accompanied by acid hypersecretion and elevated serum gastrin levels. This study was performed to elucidate the mechanisms of gastrin release after an ulcerogenic dose of cysteamine. Cysteamine induced a rise in serum gastrin from 29 +/- 5 pg/ml to a maximum of 203 +/- 62 pg/ml after 3 h in unoperated rats, whereas no rise was seen in vagotomized or antrectomized rats. The beta-adrenergic blocking agent propranolol strongly inhibited cysteamine-induced gastrin release, whereas atropine dependent on an intact vagus and may be mediated by beta-adrenergic receptors.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftScandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
Vol/bind17
Udgave nummer5
Sider (fra-til)609-12
Antal sider4
ISSN0036-5521
StatusUdgivet - aug. 1982

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