Serum peptide profiles in patients with carcinoid tumors.

  title={Serum peptide profiles in patients with carcinoid tumors.},
  author={Kristine E. Calhoun and Suellen Toth-Fejel and Julie Cheek and Rodney F. Pommier},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={186 1},
BACKGROUND Patterns of elevated serum peptides may reveal additional markers and permit better classification of tumors based on (secondary) peptide secretion. METHODS Fasting peptide profiles were obtained from 31 carcinoid patients. vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP), pancreatic polypeptide (PP), neurotensin, substance P, gastrin-releasing polypeptide (GRP), calcitonin, gastrin, and pancreastatin were measured. Peptide elevation patterns were correlated with disease sites, syndrome, and… CONTINUE READING