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Título: Cholecystokinin, acting through the A receptor subtype, stimulates the proliferative activity of adrenocortical cells and thymocytes in the ra
Fecha de publicación: 1999
Editorial: Murcia : F. Hernández
ISSN: 0213-3911
Materias relacionadas: CDU::6 - Ciencias aplicadas::61 - Medicina
Palabras clave: Cholecystokinin
Cell proliferation
Resumen: Cholecystokinin (CCK) is a multifunctional regulatory peptide, which acts through two main subtypes of receptors, named CCK-A and CCK-B. Evidence indicates that CCK modulates cell proliferation in various tissues in a paracrine manner, and proofs are available of the presence of CCK in both adrenal glands and thymus. Hence, we have investigated the possible mitogenic action of this peptide on these two tissues, by evaluating the %o of metaphase-arrested cells after vincristin injection (mitotic index). The systemic administration of CCK (three subcutaneous injections of 20 nmollkg, 28, 16 and 4 h before the sacrifice) increased the mitotic index in both the outer adrenal and thymus cortexes of immature (20-day-old) rats and the enucleated adrenal gland of adult (2-month-old) animals at day 5 and 8 of regeneration. The simultaneous administration of equimolar doses of a selective CCK-A receptor antagonist blocked the effect of CCK, while a CCK-B antagonist was ineffective. These findings indicate that CCK exerts a marked CCK-A-mediated proliferogenic effect on both adrenal cortex and thymus in the rat, the physiological relevance of which, however, remains to be demonstrated. In fact, the administration of the CCK-A antagonist alone was ineffective, thereby casting doubts on the role played by endogenous CCK in the maintenance and stimulation of adrenal and thymus growth.
Autor/es principal/es: Malendowicz, L.K.
Tretjer, M.
De Caro, Raffaelle
Jedrzejczak, N.
Brelinska, R.
Markowska, A.
Nussdorfer, G.G.
Nowak, M.
Publicado en: Histology and histopathology
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10201/19180
Tipo de documento: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Número páginas / Extensión: 5
Derechos: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Aparece en las colecciones:Vol.14, nº 2 (1999)

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