Factors influencing the intestinal phase of pancreatic exocrine secretion in the turkey

S. Satoh, M. Furuse, J. Okumura

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The present study was done to investigate the factors regulating the intestinal phase of exocrine pancreatic secretion in the turkey. The intestine of turkeys equipped with pancreatic fistulas was perfused with peptone solution, fat emulsion and hydrochloric acid (HCl), and pancreatic flow and protein output were measured. Neither peptone solution nor fat emulsion had any effects on pancreatic secretion. HCl enhanced the flow rate of pancreatic juice but not protein output. To clarify the neural mechanism of this phenomenon, the vagal postganglionic blocker atropine was continuously infused and pancreatic secretion in response to intestinal HCl was measured. Atropine completely suppressed both pancreatic flow and protein output. It is suggested that the avian intestinal phase of pancreatic secretion is mainly controlled by cholinergic action though HCl stimulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-251
Number of pages3
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1995
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology


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