María Eugenia Sabbatini

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Several studies show that C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP) has a modulatory role in the digestive system. CNP administration reduces both jejunal fluid and bile secretion in the rat. In the present study we evaluated the effect of CNP on amylase release in isolated pancreatic acini as well as the receptors and intracellular pathways involved. Results showed(More)
The role of Endothelin-1 (ET-1) in the central nervous system is not fully understood yet although several studies strongly support its neuromodulatory role. A high density of endothelin receptors is present in the dorsal vagal complex that is the major site for the regulation of the digestive function. Therefore in the present study we sought to establish(More)
We sought to establish Endothelin (ET-3) role in the central regulation of bile secretion in the rat. The intracerebroventricular (icv) injection of ET-3 evoked a cholestatic or a choleretic effect depending on the administered dose. Lower doses increased bile flow and bicarbonate excretion, whereas higher doses decreased bile flow and bile acid output.(More)
Little is known about the role of centrally applied peptides in the regulation of bile secretion. We previously reported that the intravenous injection of atrial natriuretic factor (ANF) reduces bile acid dependent flow without affecting portal venous pressure in the rat. In the present work, we studied the effects of centrally applied ANF on bile secretion(More)
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