The Effect of Cysteamine on the Somatostatin Content of Guinea-pig Islets

  • Birger Petersson Department of Medical Cell Biology, University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden

Abstract

Cysteamine is known to deplete the immunoreactive somatostatin content in different organs from rat and mouse. The aim of the present work was to test if cysteamine also affects the somatostatin content in guinea-pig islets, since guinea-pigs have a carbohydrate metabolism different from that of other laboratory animals. Cysteamine was injected to guinea-pigs and the pancreatic islets were isolated four hours later. Cysteamine was also incubated in vitro with isolated pancreatic islets from untreated guinea-pigs. Cysteamine depleted the somatostatin content in the pancreatic islets in both the in vivo and in vitro studies.

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Published
1987-03-01
How to Cite
PeterssonB. (1987). The Effect of Cysteamine on the Somatostatin Content of Guinea-pig Islets. Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences, 92(1), 85-88. https://doi.org/10.3109/03009738709178682
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