Hepatic portal vein cannulation for infusion and blood sampling in freely moving rats

J.H. Strubbe, J.E Bruggink, A.B Steffens

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Chronic portal vein cannulation in the rat is an important technique to study secretory rates of hormones from the endocrine pancreas. Moreover, it can be used for studying the effects of enteric hormones and pharmaca on behavioral and physiological processes. This article contains an extensive description of a cannulation technique of the portal vein that has many advantages over those reported so far in the literature, and that was very successful in several behavioral and physiological studies during the last decade. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Inc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)885 - 887
Number of pages3
JournalPhysiology & Behavior
Issue number4-5
Publication statusPublished - 15-Jan-1999


  • hepatic portal vein
  • rat
  • blood sampling
  • portal infusion
  • CCK-8
  • FOOD

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