Gut hormone release after intestinal resection

H. S. Besterman, T. E. Adrian, C. N. Mallinson, N. D. Christofides, D. L. Sarson, A. Pera, L. Lombardo, R. Modigliani, S. R. Bloom

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To investigate the possible role of gut and pancreatic hormones in the adaptive responses to gut resection, plasma concentrations of the circulating hormones were measured, in response to a test breakfast, in patients with either small or large intestinal resection and in healthy control subjects. In 18 patients with partial ileal resection a significant threefold rise was found in basal and postprandial levels of pancreatic polypeptide, a fourfold increase in motilin, and more than a twofold increase in gastrin and enteroglucagon levels compared with healthy controls. In contrast, nine patients with colonic resection had a threefold rise in levels of pancreatic polypeptide only. One or more of these peptides may have a role in stimulating the adaptive changes found after gut resection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)854-861
Number of pages8
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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