Lack of effect of cerulein on pancreatic growth of rats fed a low-protein diet.

Abstract

The effect of dietary protein deficiency and protein concentration of the diet on the pancreatic trophic response to a CCK analogue (cerulein) were studied. Rats were fed for 14 days with semipurified diets containing 5, 30, or 60% casein. During the final 4 days, they received 2 micrograms/kg cerulein or gelatin vehicle subcutaneously three times/day, and… (More)

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