Effects of peripheral CCK receptor blockade on gastric emptying in rats

Roger D. Reidelberger, Linda Kelsey, Dean Heimann, Martin Hulce

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Type A CCK receptor (CCKAR) antagonists differing in blood-brain barrier permeability [devazepide penetrates; the dicyclohexylammonium salt of Nα-3-quinolinoyl-D-Glu-N,N-dipentylamide (A-70104) does not] were used to test the hypothesis that duodenal nutrient-induced inhibition of gastric emptying is mediated by CCKARs located peripheral to the blood-brain barrier. Rats received A-70104 (700 or 3,000 nmol·kg-1·h-1 iv) or devazepide (2.5 μmol/kg iv) and either a 15-min intravenous infusion of CCK-8 (3 nmol· kg-1·h-1) or duodenal infusion of casein, peptone, Intralipid, or maltose. Gastric emptying of saline was measured during the last 5 min of each infusion. A-70104 and devazepide abolished the gastric emptying response to a maximal inhibitory dose of CCK-8. Each of the macronutrients inhibited gastric emptying. A-70104 and devazepide attenuated inhibitory responses to each macronutrient. Intravenous injection of a CCK antibody to immunoneutralize circulating CCK had no effect on peptone or Intralipid-induced responses. Thus endogenous CCK appears to act in part by a paracrine or neurocrine mechanism at CCKARs peripheral to the blood-brain barrier to inhibit gastric emptying.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R66-R75
JournalAmerican Journal of Physiology - Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Issue number1 53-1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physiology
  • Physiology (medical)


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