Intestinal hormones and growth factors: Effects on the small intestine

Drozdowski, Laurie; Thomson, Alan B. R.
January 2009
World Journal of Gastroenterology;1/28/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p385
Academic Journal
There are various hormones and growth factors which may modify the intestinal absorption of nutrients, and which might thereby be useful in a therapeutic setting, such as in persons with short bowel syndrome. In part., we focus first on insulin-like growth factors, epidermal and transferring growth factors, thyroid hormones and glucocorticosteroids. Part . will detail the effects of glucagon-like peptide (GLP)-2 on intestinal absorption and adaptation, and the potential for an additive effect of GLP2 plus steroids.


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