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Small bowel and plasma gastrin rhythms in cats.

Abstract
The purpose of this experiment was to study the possible role of the gastric antrum and small bowel in the rhythm(s) of plasma gastrin. The cat was used as the laboratory animal. Three groups of cats were provided with a gastric fistula for the study of gastric acid and plasma gastrin rhythms. The first group (N = 7) served as controls. A second group (N = 3) was antrectomized and later subjected to a 80% small bowel resection. Gastric acid secretions were collected every 30 min from 0800 to 2400. Blood samples for determination of gastrin were drawn every 2 hr from 0800 to 2400. In control animals a circadian (i.e. approximately 24 hr) and 3 ultradian (i.e. less than 24 hr) rhythms were detected for acid output. In the antrectomized cats, circadian and ultradian rhythms were documented. After small bowel resection circadian and ultradian rhythms in gastric acid secretion were observed. For plasma gastrin, circadian and ultradian rhythms were found in the control cats. In the antrectomized cats no rhythms were observed. After small bowel resection an ultradian rhythm reappeared in these antrectomized cats. Removal of the antrum in the cat induces disappearance of circadian and ultradian rhythms of plasma gastrin but fails to modify the acid rhythms. Small bowel resection results in the reappearance of an ultradian rhythm for plasma gastrin and a shift in acrophase for the circadian rhythm in acid secretion.
AuthorsJ P Accary, R Salmon, M Dubrasquet, S Bonfils
JournalChronobiology international (Chronobiol Int) Vol. 4 Issue 1 Pg. 53-8 ( 1987) ISSN: 0742-0528 [Print] ENGLAND
PMID3677215 (Publication Type: Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Gastrins
Topics
  • Activity Cycles
  • Animals
  • Cats
  • Circadian Rhythm
  • Gastric Acid (secretion)
  • Gastrins (blood, metabolism)
  • Intestine, Small (metabolism)
  • Male
  • Pyloric Antrum (metabolism)

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