Relative bioactivities of cholecystokinins-8 and -33 on rat pancreatic acini.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The relative potencies of cholecystokinin (CCK-33) and its carboxyl terminal octapeptide (CCK-8) for stimulation of amylase release from rat pancreatic acini was measured. Porcine CCK-33 and synthetic CCK-8 were initially subjected to high pressure liquid chromatography to assess purity. Concentrations of each peptide were determined by amino acid analysis. The relative immunoreactivities of CCK-33 and CCK-8 were compared using an antibody that recognizes the common carboxyl terminus of these forms. This antibody bound CCK-8 and CCK-33 with nearly equal affinity. The relative potencies of CCK-33 and CCK-8 were then measured by comparing their abilities to stimulate amylase release from isolated rat pancreatic acini. Statistical analysis of the relative potencies of the two hormones indicated that CCK-8 was 36% more potent than CCK-33 in this assay system. These data suggest that differences in biological activities between large and small forms of CCK are not as great as previously reported.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Liddle, RA; Elashoff, J; Reeve, JR

Published Date

  • September 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 723 - 727

PubMed ID

  • 2432584

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0196-9781

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0196-9781(86)90085-9


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States