cerulein


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ce·ru·le·in

(se-rū'lē-in),
A decapeptide with hypotensive activity; stimulates smooth muscle and increases digestive secretions; its structure is similar to cholecystokinin and the gastrins, but much more potent as a stimulant to gallbladder contraction; also stimulates release of insulin. It inhibits fatty acid biosynthesis.
[fr. Cephalosporium caerulea, from which isolated]

ce·ru·le·in

(sĕ-rū'lē-in)
A decapeptide with hypotensive activity, which stimulates smooth muscle and increases digestive secretions. It is similar in structure to cholecystokinin and the gastrins, but much more potent as a stimulant to gallbladder contraction; also stimulates release of insulin.
[fr. Cephalosporium caerulea, from which it is isolated]
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