TITLE

Intestinal hormones and growth factors: Effects on the small intestine

AUTHOR(S)
Drozdowski, Laurie; Thomson, Alan B. R.
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Journal of Gastroenterology;1/28/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p385
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
36633594

 

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