Pharmacokinetics and organ specific metabolism of glycine-extended and amidated gastrin in sheep.
GD Ciccotosto, A Shulkes
Am J Physiol | Published : 1992
Glycine (Gly)-extended gastrin has been described as the inactive precursor form of the biologically active amidated gastrin. The ratio of Gly-extended to amidated gastrin is higher in the circulation than in tissue, suggesting either differential secretion and/or metabolism. Although the distribution of the precursor form is similar in tissue and circulation to its amidated product, the significance of measurable levels of precursor peptide in the circulation is unknown. In this study, we have examined the pharmacokinetic properties and organ-specific metabolism of both the Gly-extended and the amidated forms of gastrin-17 (G-17-Gly and G-17-amide) in the conscious sheep. The metabolic clea..View full abstract