Long-term effects of elevated gastrin levels on calcitonin secretion

@article{Erdogan2006LongtermEO,
  title={Long-term effects of elevated gastrin levels on calcitonin secretion},
  author={M. Erdogan and A. Gursoy and M. Kulaksızoğlu},
  journal={Journal of Endocrinological Investigation},
  year={2006},
  volume={29},
  pages={771-775}
}
  • M. Erdogan, A. Gursoy, M. Kulaksızoğlu
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
  • Gastrin and pentagastrin stimulate thyroid C cells and elevate serum calcitonin levels. Gastrin levels may be elevated when histamine-2 receptor blockers (H2RB) and/or proton pump inhibitors (PPI) are used, or in patients with pernicious anemia (PA). This study was designed to investigate the long-term effects of elevated gastrin levels on serum calcitonin levels. We conducted a pentagastrin stimulation test to evaluate C cell reserves in patients who had been using PPI and/or H2RB for an… CONTINUE READING
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