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      Endocrine Function of the Pancreas and Gastrin Secretion in Patients with a Kidney Transplant 1

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          In 24 patients with a kidney transplant and in 10 healthy subjects the test meal response of immunoreactive insulin (IRI), glucagon (IR-G), pancreatic polypeptide (IR-PP) and gastrin (IR-Ga) was studied. Patients with a kidney transplant showed significantly elevated basal plasma glucagon levels but normal levels of plasma IRI, IR-PP and IR-Ga. After administration of a test meal a significantly suppressed response of IRI, IR-PP and IR-Ga secretion was observed both in the patients treated with azathioprine as well as those treated with ciclosporin. In patients of the ciclosporin group the compromised response of IR-Ga and IRI secretion was significantly more marked than in subjects in the azathioprine group. From the results obtained in this paper it follows that the type of immunosuppressive drugs (azathioprine or ciclosporin) seems to be of minor importance in the pathogenesis of the described endocrine abnormalities.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1990
          1990
          10 December 2008
          : 54
          : 2
          : 144-147
          Affiliations
          aDepartment of Nephrology, bDepartment of Surgery and cDepartment of Urology, Silesian School of Medicine, Katowice, Poland
          Article
          185835 Nephron 1990;54:144–147
          10.1159/000185835
          2179755
          © 1990 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 4
          Categories
          Original Paper

          Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology

          Pancreatic polypeptide, Insulin, Gastrin, Kidney transplant, Glucagon

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