The present study investigated the possible effect of somatostatin and oxytocin on the basal and stress-induced rise of beta-endorphin (beta-END), beta-lipotrophin (beta-LPH) and cortisol in the human. For this purpose somatostatin (4.1 micrograms/min for 120 min or oxytocin (0.4 micrograms/min for 120 min) was infused into two different groups of seven healthy subjects; 30 min after the start of the infusion, placebo or insulin (0.1 IU/kg body weight, B.W.) was injected on two different days. In a third experimental step, an insulin tolerance test was performed during saline infusion to evaluate stress-related effects on the different hormonal secretions under basal conditions. Plasma levels of beta-END, beta-LPH and cortisol were measured by radioimmunoassay. Extraction and chromatographic procedures preceded the assay for beta-END and beta-LPH. Neither somatostatin nor oxytocin significantly modified basal plasma levels of beta-END, beta-LPH and cortisol. However these treatments blunted the rise of the three hormones seen at 45 and 60 min during insulin-induced hypoglycaemia (P less than 0.01). These results indicate that somatostatin and oxytocin may influence the beta-END, beta-LPH and cortisol increase induced by stress in humans, without affecting their basal secretion.
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|Titolo:||Somatostatin and oxytocin infusion inhibits the rise of plasma beta-endorphin, beta-lipotrophin and cortisol induced by insulin hypoglycaemia.|
|Citazione:||Petraglia, F., Facchinetti, F., D'Ambrogio, G., Volpe, A., & Genazzani, A.r. (1986). Somatostatin and oxytocin infusion inhibits the rise of plasma beta-endorphin, beta-lipotrophin and cortisol induced by insulin hypoglycaemia. CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY, 24(6), 609-616.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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