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Scientific Name: Cholecystokinin
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Mechanism Of Action Cholecystokinin (CCK) is a peptide hormone discovered in the small intestine. Together with secretin and gastrin, CCK constitutes the classical gut hormone triad. In addition to gallbladder contraction, CCK also regulates pancreatic enzyme secretion and growth, intestinal motility, satiety signaling and the inhibition of gastric acid secretion. CCK is, however, also a transmitter in central and intestinal neurons. Notably, CCK is the most ubiquitously found neuropeptide in the human brain. Owing to difficulties in developing accurate assays for the hormone, knowledge about CCK secretion in disease is limited. Available data indicate, however, that proCCK is expressed in certain malignant neuroendocrine tumors and sarcomas, whereas the secretion of CCK is affected in celiac disease and the eating disorder bulimia nervosa. Stimulation with exogenous CCK has proved this protein useful in diagnostic imaging of gallbladder and pancreatic diseases, as well as testing of medullary thyroid carcinomas
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Source: DrugBank Online – Retrieved 2023-01-23 from