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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

1977


ISSN/ISBN: 0302-9530
Accession: 006210786

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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.

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