Fasting plasma motilin levels are related to the interdigestive motility complex

Gastroenterology. 1980 Oct;79(4):716-9.


Fluctuations of plasma motilin and gastrin levels were analyzed in relation to the interdigestive motor complex in humans, taking the onset of a duodenal activity front (phase 3 of the complex) as a reference point and the time lapse between two fronts as a time base. Statistical analysis showed a close relation between motilin fluctuations and the occurrence of duodenal activity fronts.

MeSH terms

  • Duodenum / physiology
  • Gastrins / blood
  • Gastrointestinal Hormones / physiology*
  • Gastrointestinal Motility*
  • Humans
  • Motilin / blood
  • Motilin / physiology*
  • Stomach / physiology


  • Gastrins
  • Gastrointestinal Hormones
  • Motilin