Proteins and insulin release: A dual role of amino-acids and intestinal hormonesBr Med J 1969; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5683.598 (Published 06 December 1969) Cite this as: Br Med J 1969;4:598
- R. J. Jarrett,
- H. J. Graver,
- N. M. Cohen
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.