Protein and iso amylase content of rat submaxillary gland under the influence of alpha sympathicolysis and beta sympathicolysis
Arglebe, C.; Chilla, R.
Archives of Oto Rhino Laryngology 217(4): 409-414
ISSN/ISBN: 0302-9530 Accession: 006210786
To study the function of adrenergic receptors in the submaxillary gland in vivo, rats were treated with the .alpha.-sympathicolytic, phentolamine (Regitin) and with the b-sympathicolytic, propranolol (Donciton) and the protein, amylase and isoamylase content of their submaxillary glands were investigated. The protein concentration rises after 3 wk of .alpha.- and combined .alpha.- and .beta.-sympathicolysis while the amylase concentrations remain, on the whole, unchanged. The pharmacologically induced secretory inhibitions are being discussed in connection with the generally accepted receptor functions.