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Growth responses of rat stomach cancer cells to gastro-entero-pancreatic hormones.

Various hormones and peptides were added to rat stomach cancer cells growing in vitro in a serum-free medium and the cell number was determined by a spectro-photometric method. Five gastro-entero-pancreatic hormones or related peptides (tetragastrin, glucagon, secretin, cholecystokinin-pancreozymin and cerulein) significantly increased the number of stomach cancer cells from 15% to 310% of the number of control cells cultivated in a serum-free, hormone-free medium. On the other hand, insulin and vasoactive intestinal peptide, and other hormones (thyroxin, epinephrine, hydrocortisone, beta-estradiol, progesterone, testosterone), peptone broth and bovine serum albumin had no significant growth effect. All the active substances belong to the two major families of gastro-entero-pancreatic polypeptide hormones, suggesting the existence of hormone receptors at the surface of stomach cancer cells.[1]


  1. Growth responses of rat stomach cancer cells to gastro-entero-pancreatic hormones. Kobori, O., Vuillot, M.T., Martin, F. Int. J. Cancer (1982) [Pubmed]
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