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Cholecystokinin

Cholecystokinin

(Science: chemical) a 33-amino acid peptide secreted by the upper intestinal mucosa and also found in the central nervous system. It causes gallbladder contraction, release of pancreatic exocrine (or digestive) enzymes, and affects other gastrointestinal functions. Cholecystokinin may be the mediator of satiety.

chemical name: cholecystokinin


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Digestive System- small intestine + pancreas

... juices are not so acidic as the ones from stomach and because pepsin has very low pH optimum, it does not work than ;) http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=cholecystokinin

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by JackBean
Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:41 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Digestive System- small intestine + pancreas
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Digestive System- small intestine + pancreas

How do the pancreas affect pepsin. I think i heard that pepsine becomes inactive? But how? What is the point of cholecystokinin (CCK)

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by hespirides
Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:18 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Digestive System- small intestine + pancreas
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Can you live off milk?

... Parathyroid hormones (T3, T4, rT3, Calcitonin, Parathormone, PTH peptide) · gastrointestinal peptides (Vasoactive intestinal peptide, Bombesin, Cholecystokinin, Gastrin, Gastrin inhibitory peptide, Pancreatic peptide, Y peptide, Substance P and Neurotensin) · Growth Factors (IGF's (I and II), ...

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Wed Jun 01, 2005 3:20 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Can you live off milk?
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