Effects of Cyclic Hexapeptide Analog of Somatostatin on Pancreatic Secretion in Dogs

Stanislaw J. Konturek, Marek Cieszkowski, Jan Bilski, Jan Konturek, Wladyslaw Bielanski, Andrew V. Schally

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The effects of a cyclic hexapeptide analog of somatostatin, [cyclo(Pro-Phe-D-Trp-Lys-Thr-Phe)] (cyclo-SS), administered intravenously (iv) or instilled into the duodenum (id) on the pancreatic response to endogenous (meal and duodenal acidification) and exogenous (secretin, CCK) stimulants were compared in five dogs with esophageal, gastric, and pancreatic fistulae. Cyclo-SS given iv in graded doses against a constant background stimulation with secretin caused a similar and dose-dependent inhibition of pancreatic HCO3 and protein secretion being about twice as potent as somatostatin-14 (SS-14). Cyclo-SS, whether applied topically to the duodenal mucosa in a dose of 1 μg/kg or given iv at a dose of 0.5 μg/kg-hr, resulted in a similar inhibition of pancreatic secretion induced by feeding a meat meal, sham-feeding, duodenal acidification, or infusion of secretin or CCK. The inhibition of pancreatic secretion by cyclo-SS was due in part to direct inhibitory action on the exocrine pancreas as well as to the suppression of the release of secretin, insulin, and pancreatic polypeptide. It is concluded that cyclo-SS is a more potent inhibitor of pancreatic secretion than SS-14 and that it is active when administered both parenterally and intraduodenally.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)68-72
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1985
Externally publishedYes

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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