Availability of plasma pancreatic polypeptide measurement in diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis.

@article{Yamamura1981AvailabilityOP,
  title={Availability of plasma pancreatic polypeptide measurement in diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis.},
  author={Takehira Yamamura and Katsutaka Mori and Mitsuyoshi Tatsumi and Yoshinao Kotoura and Kenichi Yoshiya and N. Itoh and Yutaka Seino},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology},
  year={1981},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={757-61}
}
Plasma pancreatic polypeptide (PP), a newly recognized pancreatic hormone, was studied in healthy subjects and patients with chronic pancreatitis. After an oral load of 50 g of meat extract, the plasma concentration of PP showed a rapid fourfold rise at 20 min in healthy controls. In contrast, the plasma PP level rose only 1.8-fold in patients with chronic pancreatitis. This difference was statistically significant (P less than 0.05). The increase rate of the PP level during the test in each… CONTINUE READING