PMID: 43586Jan 1, 1979

Serum group I pepsinogens during prolonged infusion of pentagastrin and secretin in man

Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
H L WaldumB K Straume


Six 20- to 25-year-old healthy men were studied with an intravenous pentagastrin infusion in a dose of 6 micrograms/kg-h for 4.5 h. Four of these were also studied on separate days with an intravenous secretin infusion in a dose of 2 CU/kg-h for 4.5 h. Gastric juice was collected continuously for one 30-min period before and in 30-min periods throughout the infusion periods, and the gastric H+ and pepsin outputs were determined during the pentagastrin infusion only. Blood was drawn before, every 30 min throughout the infusion, and the next morning for determination of serum group I pepsinogens (PG I), serum gastrin, and plasma secretin. Pentagastrin evoked a sustained rise in gastric H+ and pepsin secretions, a more delayed and sustained increase in serum PG I in the four subjects with a normal pentagastrin-stimulated maximal gastric secretion, and a fall in serum PG I in the remaining two subjects with a low gastric secretion. Secretin also elicited a sustained elevation in serum PG I in all four examined, including one who showed a fall in serum PG I during pentagastrin infusion. It is proposed that pentagastrin may exert its stimulatory effect of pepsinogen synthesis subsequent to degranulation of the chief cells, whereas se...Continue Reading


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