The present study was done to investigate the factors regulating the intestinal phase of exocrine pancreatic secretion in the turkey. The intestine of turkeys equipped with pancreatic fistulas was perfused with peptone solution, fat emulsion and hydrochloric acid (HCl), and pancreatic flow and protein output were measured. Neither peptone solution nor fat emulsion had any effects on pancreatic secretion. HCl enhanced the flow rate of pancreatic juice but not protein output. To clarify the neural mechanism of this phenomenon, the vagal postganglionic blocker atropine was continuously infused and pancreatic secretion in response to intestinal HCl was measured. Atropine completely suppressed both pancreatic flow and protein output. It is suggested that the avian intestinal phase of pancreatic secretion is mainly controlled by cholinergic action though HCl stimulation.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)