Action of cholecystokinin octapeptide and CCK-related peptides on neurons in inferior mesenteric ganglion of guinea pig.

The effect of cholecystokinin octapeptide (CCK8) on neurons of inferior mesenteric ganglion of the guinea pig was examined with intracellular microelectrodes. CCK8 nonsulfated pressure ejected from micropipettes resulted in a depolarization of 95% of neurons tested. The ED50 for depolarization was 1.1 +/- S.D. 0.5 pmol. The maximum depolarization averaged 9… CONTINUE READING