Oxytocin and cholecystokinin secretion in women with colectomy

  title={Oxytocin and cholecystokinin secretion in women with colectomy},
  author={Bodil Ohlsson and Jens Frederik Rehfeld and Mary L. Forsling},
  journal={BMC Gastroenterology},
  pages={25 - 25}
BACKGROUND Cholecystokinin (CCK) concentrations in plasma have been shown to be significantly higher in colectomised subjects compared to healthy controls. This has been ascribed to reduced inhibition of CCK release from colon. In an earlier study CCK in all but one woman who was colectomised, induced release of oxytocin, a peptide present throughout the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The aim of this study was thus to examine if colectomised women had a different oxytocin response to CCK compared… CONTINUE READING