The concentrations of gut regulatory peptides were monitored simultaneously in the portal and arterial circulations of 8 healthy conscious swine in the fasted state and after a standard mixed meal. The sampling was achieved via chronic cannulations of these two vessels. Portal/arterial differences of insulin and glucagon were similar to those previously described, indicating the importance of hepatic extraction of these two hormones. Portal/arterial differences for the gastrointestinal regulatory peptides were relatively small, however, and the liver is unlikely to be of major importance in the metabolism of these peptides.
- Gut peptides
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism