Human pancreatic exocrine response to nutrients in health and disease

Keller, J.; Layer, P.
July 2005
Gut;Jul2005 Supplement 6, Vol. 54, pvi1
Academic Journal
The article informs that the healthy human pancreas adopts exocrine secretion to nutrient ingestion and there are numerous studies investigating pancreatic exocrine response to various endogenous stimuli. This article will summarize literature data on pancreatic exocrine response to a normal diet, its physical and biochemical properties, and to administration of individual food components in healthy humans with respect to total pancreatic secretion, secretion of individual enzymes, ratios of enzymes, intraluminal pH and bicarbonate and bile acid secretion.


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