Journal article

Ontogeny of gastrin and cholecystokinin in the colon and duodenum of sheep.

GD Ciccotosto, A Shulkes

Regul Pept | Published : 1996


The different roles of gastrin and cholecystokinin in the fetus compared to the adult may be reflected in different distribution patterns. Re-expression of these fetal patterns is often seen in tumours of the adult. Using region-specific antisera and chromatography, we have determined the ontogeny of amidated gastrin (G-amide), glycine extended gastrin (G-gly), and cholecystokinin (CCK) in various segments of the colon and compared it to the developmental profile in the duodenum. Fetal sheep aged 80-90, 115-125 and 135-144 days (term is 145 days), 7-14 day lamb, and adult sheep were examined. In the colon, higher concentrations of G-amide (2.8 +/- 0.2 pmol/g) and CCK (11.7 +/- 1.6 pmol/g) we..

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