Reciprocal changes in antral gastrin and somatostatin mRNA in pernicious anemia

Somatostatin is involved in the regulation of gastrin by intragastric pH in animal models. To investigate whether this is so in man, we measured gastrin and somatostatin mRNA in endoscopic biopsies from six patients with hypergastrinemia and achlorhydria due to pernicious anemia and 12 age- and sex-matched controls. The pernicious anemia patients had… CONTINUE READING