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S. Vermaut, P. Busselen, S. Spencer, M. Cokelaere, G. Flo and E. Decuypere (1995)

Gallbladder contractions in chickens, guinea pigs and mice following treatment with simmondsin or cholecystokinin.

BELGIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 125(1):251-259.

The jojoba plant (Simmondsia chinensis) is a native oilseed shrub of the Sonoran desert. Feeding jojoba meal - a byproduct of the oil extraction - results in reduced food intake in rats, chickens, ewes and rodents. This inhibitory effect is due to the presence of a glycoside, simmondsin. Its satiating effect is either by a stimulation of the secretion of cholecystokinin (CCK) as a satiating factor or by acting as a CCK-agonist itself. In this study, the effect of CCK and simmondsin on gallbladder contraction in vivo and in vitro was tested using mice, guinea pigs and chickens as experimental models.

GALLBLADDER; CCK; SIMMONDSIN; CHICKEN; MICE; GUINEA PIG
1st Benelux Congress on Zoology, LEUVEN, BELGIUM, NOV 04-05, 1994
BJZ

ISSN 2295-0451 (online version)
ISSN 0777-6279 (printed version)
impact factor 2015: 0,87.

Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Isa Schön
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Vautierstraat 29
1000 Brussels, Belgium

 



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