1. 1. Effect of amino acid administration on pancreatic secretion of digestive enzymes, amylase, trypsinogen and chymotrypsinogen was studied after wing vein injection of an amino acid (AAs) mixture (Thr, Lys, Phe, Leu, Ile, Glu, Val, His, and Met) or combinations of selected amino acids, i.e. Thr + Phe + Ile, Thr + Phe, Thr + Ile or Phe + Ile, in the presence of cholecystokinin (CCK) in chicks. 2. 2. Time course changes of enzyme output were similar in all treatment groups having a peak within 10-30 min, except for Phe + Ile that resulted in delayed induction of the enzyme release as shown by significant increases in the last 20 min compared with those in the rest. 3. 3. When increases in enzyme outputs for the first 30 min were compared, it was shown that the three enzyme responses brought about by the administration of the AAs mixture was almost entirely accounted for by the combined injection of Thr + Phe. 4. 4. Neither Thr + Ile nor Phe + Ile was as effective as Thr + Phe in inducing the output of these pancreatic enzymes. 5. 5. The present results suggest that Thr and Phe may have a specific regulatory role in the secretion of pancreatic digestive enzymes in chicks when administered simultaneously.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part A: Physiology|
|Publication status||Published - 1989|
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