Somatostatin: regulation of secretion.

  title={Somatostatin: regulation of secretion.},
  author={Akira Arimura and J. B. Fishback},
  volume={33 4},
Somatostatin is released in the blood, in synaptic clefts, and in the intercellular space in response to a variety of stimuli. In view of its multiple functions, various sites of synthesis and release, and rapid inactivation, as well as extremely low levels of somatostatin in the peripheral blood, somatostatin can hardly be considered to be a hormone whose target is reached via the general circulation. The target organs of cells may be located near the somatostatin-producing cells and can be… CONTINUE READING


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