Role of somatostatin in glucose regulation during endotoxicosis in the rat.

This study assessed the role of somatostatin in regulating glucose homeostasis during endotoxicosis in the rat. Plasma levels of somatostatin, glucose, lactate, insulin, and glucagon were measured in control and endotoxin-treated rats. Cysteamine was used to block endogenous somatostatin release before endotoxin treatment. Early during the course of… CONTINUE READING