Title

The Role of Prostaglandins in IL-l Induced Gastroparesis

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

3 p.

Publication Date

8-1992

Publisher

Elsevier

Source Publication

Physiology & Behavior

Source ISSN

0031-9384

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1016/0031-9384(92)90283-8; Shelves: QP351 .P55 Memorial Periodicals

Abstract

Interleukin-1 is a small molecular weight peptide that is thought to mediate much of the acute phase response to infection, including fever and anorexia and gastric stasis. In the present study, we examined the effects of recombinant human IL-1 alpha (rhIL-la) on food intake and gastric emptying, and the role of prostaglandins (PG) in IL-1 induced gastroparesis. We report that pretreatment with ibuprofen significantly improved food intake and gastric emptying in IL-1 injected rats, but did not return them to control levels. We conclude that PGs mediate, at least in part, IL-1 induced gastroparesis. The role of gastroparesis in IL-1 induced anorexia remains to be determined.

Comments

Physiology & Behavior, Vol. 52, No. 2 (August 1992): 351-353. Publisher Link

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