Somatostatin and its analog enhance the formation of human leukocyte migration inhibiting factor: Further evidence for immunomodulatory action of somatostatin

Marek Pawlikowski, Piotr Zelazowski, Henryk Stepien, Andrew V. Schally

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The effect of somatostatin-14 (SST) and somatostatin analog D-Phe-Cys-Phe-D-Trp-Lys-Thr-Cys-Thr-NH2 (RC-102) on migration inhibition of human leukocytes induced by cardiac antigen or phytohemagglutinin (PHA) was investigated. Both SST and RC-102 augmented the migration inhibition, thus indicating the enhanced formation or action of the leukocyte migration inhibiting factor (LMIF). This finding provides additional evidence for the immunomodulatory action of somatostatin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)951-952
Number of pages2
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987
Externally publishedYes



  • Immunomodulatory action
  • Leukocyte migration inhibition factor (LMIF)
  • Somatostatin
  • Somatostatin analog

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Endocrinology
  • Physiology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

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