Cholecystokinin

Name
Cholecystokinin
Accession Number
DBCAT001960
Description

A peptide, of about 33 amino acids, secreted by the upper INTESTINAL MUCOSA and also found in the central nervous system. It causes gallbladder contraction, release of pancreatic exocrine (or digestive) enzymes, and affects other gastrointestinal functions. Cholecystokinin may be the mediator of satiety.

Drugs
DrugDrug Description
SincalideA diagnostic agent used to stimulate gallbladder contraction or pancreatic secretion during diagnostic tests, and accelerate fluoroscopy and x-ray examination of the intestinal tract.
Drugs & Drug Targets
DrugTargetType
SincalideSolute carrier organic anion transporter family member 1B3transporter