DISTRIBUTION OF A BOMBESIN-LIKE PEPTIDE IN HUMAN GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT

J. M. Polak, S. Hobbs, S. R. Bloom, E. Solcia, A. G E Pearse

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Abstract

The bombesin group of hormonal peptides produced in the amphibian skin have powerful actions on the mammalian gastrointestinal tract. In man a bombesin-like material was found in an endocrine cell which is widely distributed in the gastrointestinal mucosa. This has tentatively been identified as belonging to the non-enterochromaffin cell groups. The large number of cells containing a bombesin-like peptide suggests that this substance may be important in human physiology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1109-1110
Number of pages2
JournalLancet
Volume307
Issue number7969
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 22 1976

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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