Plasma concentrations of motilin, somatostatin and pancreatic polypeptide before, during and after parturition.

The plasma concentrations of the gastrointestinal regulatory peptides motilin, somatostatin and pancreatic polypeptide were measured in 6 pregnant women, 17-35 years old. Plasma samples were drawn 2-3 weeks before, during, and immediately after labor, and 24 h as well as 1 year after delivery. Plasma motilin levels did not change during labor, but peaked… CONTINUE READING