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Cellular Regulation of Amylase Secretion by the Parotid Gland

Handbook of Physiology, The Gastrointestinal System, Salivary, Gastric, Pancreatic, and Hepatobiliary Secretion

  1. Terry N. Spearman,
  2. Fred R. Butcher

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp060304

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Spearman, T. N. and Butcher, F. R. 2011. Cellular Regulation of Amylase Secretion by the Parotid Gland. Comprehensive Physiology. 63–77.

Author Information

  1. Department of Biochemistry, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, West Virginia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Composition of Rat Parotid Saliva
  • 2
    Ultrastructure of Rat Parotid Gland
  • 3
    Neurotransmitter Receptors
  • 4
    Parotid Slice System
  • 5
    Cyclic Adenosine 5'-Monophosphate
    • 5.1
      Evidence for Involvement in Amylase Release
    • 5.2
      Mechanism of Action
  • 6
    Calcium
    • 6.1
      Evidence for Involvement in Amylase Release
    • 6.2
      Source of Calcium Mobilized by β-Adrenergic Agonists
    • 6.3
      Mechanism of Calcium Mobilization
    • 6.4
      Mechanism of Action
  • 7
    Endogenous Protein Phosphorylation
  • 8
    Speculations