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Title: Immunochemical characterisation of somatostatin in ruminants
Authors: Darvodelsky, A M ×
Davey, M W
Reid, A M
Titchen, D A
Wang, Xiaochuan #
Issue Date: Jan-1988
Series Title: Regulatory peptides vol:20 issue:2 pages:161-70
Abstract: Following development and validation of a radioimmunoassay for somatostatin, the immunoreactivity of this peptide in the plasma of ruminants was measured and the levels in sheep were 9-31 pM (mean 18 +/- 7 pM, n = 48), in lambs 10-54 pM (mean 25 +/- 10 pM, n = 18) and in calves 5-35 pM (mean 12 +/- 6 pM, n = 22). Somatostatin-like immunoreactivity was present in sheep in high concentrations in the antrum (2342 +/- 280 pmol/g wet weight), duodenum (446 +/- 73 pmol/g) and pancreas (832 +/- 208 pmol/g). Lower concentrations (6-150 pmol/g) were found in other regions of the gastrointestinal tract. Molecular sieve chromatography on Bio-Gel P-10 showed that while most of the somatostatin in the antrum was somatostatin-14, in the duodenum about 30% of the total immunoreactivity was somatostatin-28.
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ISSN: 0167-0115
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Production Engineering, Machine Design and Automation (PMA) Section
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