Effect of somatostatin on cholecystokinin-induced amylase release in rat pancreatic acini

Duck Joo Rhie, Myung Jun Kim, Whan Seok Choi, Kweon Haeng Lee, Jong Ho Sung, Do Sik Min, Shin Hee Yoon, Sang June Hahn, Myung Suk Kim, Yang Hyeok Jo

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The effect of somatostatin on cholecystokinin-induced amylase release was investigated in isolated rat pancreatic acini. Acini were isolated by enzymatic digestion and incubated in a HEPES buffered Ringer's solution with testing reagents for 30 minutes at 37°C. The activity of released amylase, cAMP, and inositol phosphate formation were measured. Intracellular calcium concentration ([Ca2+]i) was also checked. Somatostatin 14 and octreotide, a somatostatin analog, inhibited CCK-stimulated amylase release in a concentration-dependent manner. The inhibitory effect of octreotide on CCK-induced amylase release was not shown when the acini were treated with 8-Br-cAMP, irrespective of the presence of IBMX. Forskolin potentiated CCK-induced amylase release and this effect was blocked by octreotide treatment; although CCK-8 (3 × 10-11 M) failed to stimulate cAMP formation, octreotide significantly inhibited basal cAMP formation in the acini. The increase of [Ca2+]i in response to CCK was inhibited by octreotide. However, CCK-induced inositol phosphate formation was not changed by 10-9 M octreotide. Octreotide had no effect on CCK-stimulated tyrosine phosphorylation, and tyrosine phosphatase inhibitors (NaF and Na2WO4) did not influence the effect of octreotide on CCK-induced amylase release. From these results, we conclude that octreotide inhibits CCK-induced amylase release by inhibiting basal cAMP formation and decreasing the [Ca2+]i stimulated by CCK.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-108
Number of pages7
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jul 10


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Hepatology
  • Endocrinology

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Rhie, D. J., Kim, M. J., Choi, W. S., Lee, K. H., Sung, J. H., Min, D. S., Yoon, S. H., Hahn, S. J., Kim, M. S., & Jo, Y. H. (2001). Effect of somatostatin on cholecystokinin-induced amylase release in rat pancreatic acini. Pancreas, 23(1), 102-108. https://doi.org/10.1097/00006676-200107000-00015