Preliminary Communications

Proteins and insulin release: A dual role of amino-acids and intestinal hormones

Br Med J 1969; 4 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5683.598 (Published 06 December 1969) Cite this as: Br Med J 1969;4:598
  1. R. J. Jarrett,
  2. H. J. Graver,
  3. N. M. Cohen

    Abstract

    In two subjects concurrent infusion of amino-acids and the hormones secretin and pancreozymin provoked much higher plasma insulin levels than did administration of amino-acids or hormones individually. It is suggested that this may be a physiological phenomenon, augmenting the release of insulin from the pancreas after a meal containing protein.

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