Pancreatectomy in the Eel: Effects on Serum Glucose and Cholesterol

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Science  22 Dec 1972:
Vol. 178, Issue 4067, pp. 1286-1288
DOI: 10.1126/science.178.4067.1286


Pancreatectomy in the eel causes a slight tendency toward hyperglycemia; total and partial pancreatectomies cause a drop of total serum cholesterol. Thus, complete removal of the islet tissue in this teleost is not followed by diabetes mellitus, and also the endocrine control of the cholesterol-containing serum components seems to differ from that in mammals.