, Volume 33, Issue 10, pp 1332-1333

Effect of pancreatic polypeptide on DNA-synthesis in the pancreas

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Bovine pancreatic polypeptide increases DNA-synthesis in the rat pancreas; no effect is observed in stomach (oxyntic area), duodenum or liver. BPP neither augments or inhibits the trophic action of cholecystokinin.

Acknowledgment. Pure pancreatic polypeptide was donated by Dr. R. E. Chance (Lilly Research Laboratories, Eli Lilly and Co., Indianapolis, Ind, USA). G. R. Greenberg is supported by a Fellowship of the Medical Research Council of Canada.