Hepatic and pulmonary clearance of exogenous vasoactive intestinal peptide in the rat.

@article{Humphrey1979HepaticAP,
  title={Hepatic and pulmonary clearance of exogenous vasoactive intestinal peptide in the rat.},
  author={Catherine Humphrey and Philip D. Murray and A M Ebeid and Josef E. Fischer},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1979},
  volume={77 1},
  pages={55-60}
}
1125-labeled vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) has been injected into the portal and systemic circulations of rats in an attempt to identify the distribution and fate of the circulating peptide. When VIP I125 was introduced into the portal circulation radioactivity was concentrated in the liver (415.5% +/- 57.2 at 10 min--counts per minute (cpm) per gram… CONTINUE READING