Raymond Puech

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Microinjections of oxytocin and of an oxytocin antagonist into the dorsal vagal complex of the medulla oblongata were performed in order to study the possible role of the oxytocin containing axons that innervate this region in the regulation of pancreatic insulin secretion. No significant effect was produced by the intramedullary injection of the oxytocin(More)
The effect of L-glutamate was studied on glucagon secretion from rat isolated pancreas perfused with 2.8 mM glucose. L-Glutamate (3.10(-5)-10(-4)M) induced an immediate, transient and concentration-dependent glucagon release. The three non-N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor agonists, kainate (3.10(-5)-3.10(-3)M),(More)
1. The effect of L-glutamate has been studied on insulin secretion by the isolated perfused pancreas of the rat. The glutamate receptor subtype involved has been characterized. 2. In the presence of a slightly stimulating glucose concentration (8.3 mM), L-glutamate (5 x 10(-5)-4 x 10(-3) M) induced an immediate, transient and concentration-dependent insulin(More)
Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) is a potentiator of glucose-induced insulin secretion. PACAP binds to a PACAP-specific receptor (PAC1) and to VPAC receptors (VPAC1 and VPAC2), which share high affinity for vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP). In the present study, the molecular expression of PACAP receptor isoforms and the(More)
Morphological and physiological approaches were used to investigate the possible role of an adrenergic innervation of the dorsal vagal complex in the control of basal gastric acid and pancreatic insulin secretion in the rat. The use of retrograde-tracing methods with injections of True Blue or of wheat-germ agglutinin into the stomach or pancreas first(More)
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