Which physiological products are produced by carcinoid tumors?

Updated: Feb 12, 2019
  • Author: Cameron K Tebbi, MD; Chief Editor: Max J Coppes, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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Other products of carcinoid tumors include the following:

  • Acid phosphatase

  • Alpha-1-antitrypsin

  • Amylin

  • Atrial natriuretic polypeptide

  • Calbindin-D28k

  • Catecholamines

  • Dopamine

  • Fibroblast growth factor

  • Gastrin

  • Gastrin-releasing peptide (bombesin)

  • Glucagon, glicentin

  • 5-Hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA)

  • 5-Hydroxytryptamine (5-HT)

  • Histamine

  • Insulin

  • Kallikrein

  • Kinins

  • Motilin

  • Neuropeptide

  • Neurotensin

  • Pancreastatin

  • Pancreatic polypeptide

  • Platelet-dermal growth factor

  • Prostaglandins

  • Pyroglutamyl-glutamyl-prolinamide

  • Secretin

  • Serotonin

  • Somatostatin (ie, SRIF)

  • Tachykinins

  • Neuropeptide K

  • Neuropeptide A

  • Substance P (SP)

  • Transforming growth factor-beta

  • Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP)


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