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BACKGROUND Gastrointestinal symptoms in patients with diabetes are believed to be caused by gastrointestinal dysmotility and secretion/absorption disturbances, and the gut endocrine cells play an important part in regulating these two functions. Studies on animal models of human diabetes type I revealed abnormality in these cells, but it is unknown whether(More)
Regulatory T cells seem to play a central role in maintaining immune tolerance in the gut mucosa. Previously we have shown that interleukin (IL)-10 is produced at high levels in the inflamed colonic tissue of ulcerative colitis (UC) patients. The cellular source was CD4+ T cells, suggesting local activation of regulatory T cells. The present study was(More)
The enteric nerve plexus in the colon was investigated in rats with chemically induced colonic adenocarcinoma. Tissue specimens from the colons of four group rats, namely controls, treated animals without development of colonic macro- or microscopic changes, rats with dysplasia and lymphoid hyperplasia, and rats with colonic adenocarcinoma were studied(More)
Colonic carcinoma was induced in male Sprague-Dawley rats by injecting them with 1,2-dimethylhydrazine dihydrochloride. Control rats were injected with EDTA solution. Tissue specimens of colon from four groups of animals: (i) rats without tumour, (ii) with dysplasia and lymphoid hyperplasia, (iii) with colonic adenocarcinoma, and (iv) controls, were(More)
A rat colonic adenocarcinoma was implanted subcutaneously (s.c.) in nude mice. After 7 days, the animals were divided into different groups. Two groups received subcutaneous injections twice daily with 3 or 6 micro g/kg body weight octreotide, galanin and serotonin. Three groups were respectively treated with 20, 30, and 40 micro g/kg body weight of the(More)
Sixty female nude mice (C578L/6jBom-nu) were injected with 100 microl cell suspension containing 2 x 10(6) viable cells of an N-methyl-N-nitroguanidine-induced rat colonic adenocarcinoma. After seven days the animals were divided into five groups. The first group received only saline and served as a control group. The second group received a triple therapy(More)
A rat colonic adenocarcinoma was implanted subcutaneously in female nude (C57BL/6JBom-nu) mice. After 7 days, the animals were divided into different groups. One group received triple therapy with octreotide, galanin, and serotonin, 10 microg/kg body weight of each, twice daily. The second group served as controls and received only saline solution. Three(More)
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