Gunnar Flemström

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Presence of appetite-regulating peptides orexin-A and orexin-B in mucosal endocrine cells suggests a role in physiological control of the intestine. Our aim was to characterize orexin-induced stimulation of duodenal bicarbonate secretion and modulation of secretory responses and mucosal orexin receptors by overnight food deprivation. Lewis x Dark Agouti(More)
Bicarbonate secretion by duodenum distal to the Brunner's glands area was titrated in situ in rats anesthetized with thiobarbiturate. The unselective muscarinic antagonist atropine (0.4 mg/kg) inhibited secretion stimulated by bethanechol (15 micrograms.kg-1.h-1) but not that stimulated by carbachol (15 micrograms.kg-1.h-1). The nicotinic antagonist(More)
Cholecystokinin (CCK) is an important regulator of food digestion but its influence on small intestinal secretion has received little attention. We characterized effects of CCK-8, ghrelin and some related peptides on duodenal HCO3(-) secretion in vivo and demonstrated CCK-induced calcium signaling in acutely isolated enterocytes. A segment of proximal(More)
Both Necturus and bullfrog antrum show stable PD, resistance, and short-circuit current (Isc) when mounted in an Ussing chamber. Measurements of Na+ and Cl minus flux showed that both ions are actively transported across Necturus antrum, Na+ from secretory to nutrient, Cl minus from nutrient to secretory (both net fluxes being similar to 0.30 mueq cm minus(More)
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