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gas·trin

 (găs′trĭn)
n.
A hormone secreted by glands in the mucous membrane of the stomach that stimulates the production of gastric juice.

gastrin

(ˈɡæstrɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) a polypeptide hormone secreted by the stomach: stimulates secretion of gastric juice

gas•trin

(ˈgæs trɪn)

n.
a hormone that stimulates the secretion of gastric juice.
[1900–05]
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Noun1.gastrin - polypeptide hormone secreted by the mucous lining of the stomach; when peptides and amino acids are present in the small intestine the secretion of gastric acid is stimulated
gastrointestinal hormone, GI hormones - hormones that affect gastrointestinal functioning
Translations

gastrin

n. gastrina, hormona segregada por el estómago.

gastrin

n gastrina
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Although each of the gastrins are equallybioactive in vitro (16, 17), their in vivo metabolic clearance from the circulation varies widely.
The decisive question, however, is to what extent antibodies raised against gastrin-17 bind the other gastrins.
As a result of the elaborate cellular maturation process of progastrin, the antral G cells release a mixture of different acidstimulatory gastrins and other precursor fragments to the circulation (2).
For measurement of amidated gastrin concentrations in serum, we used a RIA utilizing an antiserum raised against the C-terminal tetrapeptide sequence common to all bioactive gastrins (9).
Pentagastrin is a synthetic pentapeptide containing the carboxyl-terminal tetrapeptide, the active portion found in all natural gastrins.
MTC releases calcitonin (CT) and, occasionally, carcinoembryonic antigen, neuron-specific enolase, serotonin, chromogranin, somatostatin, substance P, pro-opiomelanocortin-derived products, and gastrin (GT)-releasing peptide (2,3).
Control measurements of gastrin in plasma were performed with a RIA using antiserum 2604, which binds all bioactive, carboxyamidated gastrins (gastrin-71, -34, -17, and -14) with equimolar potency irrespective of their degree of sulfation (14, 15).
The single most crucial specificity problem for plasma CCK assays is interference from circulating gastrins.
Gastric acid, peptic activities, mucin levels, FT/IC-ATPase activities and the gastrin level were analyzed.
The Rat Pepsin ELISA kits, Rat Gastrin ELISA kits, [H.