Somatostatin in human pancreatic and gastric juice

A. Arimura, K. Groot, T. Taminato, A. Ertan, K. Akdamar, J. Ryan, K. Pienta, A. I. Vinik

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Considerable amounts of IRS are secreted after secretin injection in human pancreatic juice collected during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. The mean IRS levels in the pancreatic juice of non-diabetic patients were 79±10 (SE) pg/ml. The IRS levels in NIDDM were considerably higher, the mean value being 1635±313 (SE) pg/ml. The mean IRS level in IDDM were 312±151 (SE) pg/ml. In IDDM, those patients whose blood glucose levels were well controlled by insulin showed low pancreatic juice IRS ranging from non-detectable to 46 pg/ml. On the other hand, those with uncontrolled hyperglycemia showed IRS levels ranging from 452 to 1047 pg/ml. Gel-filtration profiles of IRS in pancreatic juice extracts were not consistent in all cases. Some showed IRS peaks eluting with SS14 and SS28, while others contained IRS species that were eluted in more retarded fractions. The retarded IRS fraction exhibited biological activity indistinguishable from that of SS14 as indexed using a quantitative cytochemical method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-274
Number of pages4
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
StatePublished - 1981


  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Gastric juice
  • Insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM)
  • Non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM)
  • Oxyntic cells
  • Pancreatic juice
  • Pentagastrin
  • Secretin
  • Somatostatin (SS14)
  • Somatostatin 28 (SS28)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Physiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Biochemistry


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