Changes in insulin, somatostatin, and glucagon secretion during the development of obesity in ventromedial hypothalamic-lesioned rats.

Changes in insulin, somatostatin, and glucagon secretion during the development of obesity in rats after ventromedial hypothalamic (VMH) lesions were evaluated by measuring fasting hormone levels and their secretion from the isolated perfused pancreas. Fasting peripheral insulin levels were not altered 1 week after the VMH lesions but became progressively… CONTINUE READING