Anesthetic dependence of the inhibitory effect of neurotensin on pentagastrin-stimulated acid secretion in rats. A possible role for somatostatin.
ABSTRACT The existence of possible local mediators of the inhibitory effect of neurotensin on gastric acid secretion has not been determined. We perfused rats intragastrically with warmed saline and stimulated acid secretion with intravenous pentagastrin, 32 micrograms/kg/hr, and found that anesthesia with pentobarbital resulted in marked inhibition of acid secretion by intravenous neurotensin; however, anesthesia with urethane prevented this inhibitory effect of neurotensin from occurring. In addition, we found a significant increase in somatostatin-like immunoreactivity in portal venous blood during neurotensin infusion in pentobarbital-anesthetized rats. Neither neurotensin nor pentagastrin infusion modified gastric luminal somatostatin-like immunoreactivity after either pentobarbital or urethane, and rats anesthetized with urethane did not show an increase of somatostatin-like immunoreactivity in portal venous blood during neurotensin infusion. These results suggested that somatostatin-like immunoreactivity, released into the portal circulation, was necessary for exogenous neurotensin to inhibit pentagastrin-stimulated gastric acid secretion under these conditions in anesthetized rats.
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ABSTRACT: The study compared inhibitory actions of transforming growth factor-alpha (TGF alpha) and epidermal growth factor (EGF) on gastric acid secretion and effects of these peptides on release of gut peptides considered important for acid inhibitory and gastrointestinal protective mechanisms. TGF alpha and EGF did not affect basal acid secretion, but inhibited pentagastrin-stimulated acid secretion in a dose-dependent manner from 0.10 to 1.7 nmol kg-1 h-1 i.v. by maximally 72% for TGF alpha (P < 0.001) and 76% for EGF (P < 0.001). At the highest doses, TGF alpha and EGF caused 194% and 698% increase of somatostatin-like immunoreactivity (SOM-LI) in plasma, respectively (each P < 0.05). Neurotensin-like immunoreactivity (NT-LI) increased 438% by EGF (P < 0.05), but the increase of 700% with TGF alpha did not reach statistical significance. The levels of vasoactive intestinal peptide-like immunoreactivity (VIP-LI) did not change. In gastric juice, SOM-LI increased 80% by TGF alpha i.v. (P < 0.05), but NT- and VIP-LI did not change. EGF i.v. had no effects on levels of SOM-, NT- or VIP-LI in luminal juice. Thus, TGF alpha and EGF inhibit acid secretion, but also promote the release of SOM and NT into the circulation and may be involved in the acid inhibitory effects of these growth factors.Regulatory Peptides 07/1994; 52(2):111-8. · 2.01 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Neurotensin and somatostatin have both been shown to inhibit gastric acid secretion, but no interaction between these peptides has been demonstrated. To determine whether somatostatin might be a mediator of neurotensin's effect on pentagastrin-stimulated gastric acid secretion, we performed the following three experiments. First, we collected 0.2-ml samples of portal venous blood as frequently as every 5 min, and we confirmed a significant release of somatostatin-like immunoreactivity into portal venous blood during neurotensin-induced inhibition of acid secretion. This release of somatostatin-like immunoreactivity and inhibition of acid secretion were only seen in pentobarbital-anesthetized rats, but no sustained release of somatostatin-like immunoreactivity or inhibition of acid secretion occurred in urethane-anesthetized animals. In the second experiment, we analyzed portal plasma by high pressure liquid chromatography, and found that portal somatostatin-like immunoreactivity in blood collected during neurotensin infusion was composed of a single peak corresponding to somatostatin-14. In the third experiment, we found that infusion of antibody to somatostatin prevented neurotensin from inhibiting pentagastrin-stimulated acid secretion. Taken together, these data show that somatostatin, possibly from the stomach itself, is a necessary mediator of neurotensin's inhibitory effect in pentobarbital-anesthetized rats.Peptides 11/1992; 13(6):1175-9. · 2.61 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Calcium balance is essential for a multitude of physiological processes, ranging from cell signaling to maintenance of bone health. Adequate intestinal absorption of calcium is a major factor for maintaining systemic calcium homeostasis. Recent observations indicate that a reduction of gastric acidity may impair effective calcium uptake through the intestine. This article reviews the physiology of gastric acid secretion, intestinal calcium absorption, and their respective neuroendocrine regulation and explores the physiological basis of a potential link between these individual systems.Physiological Reviews 01/2013; 93(1):189-268. · 29.04 Impact Factor