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Species-specific differences in the enzymatic inactivation of peptides is an important consideration in the evaluation of therapeutic efficacy. We demonstrate that glucagon-like peptide 2 (GLP-2), shown to be highly intestinotrophic in mice, promotes an increase in intestinal villus height but has no trophic effect on small bowel weight in rats. The reduced(More)
The control of intestinal epithelial growth is regulated by interactions of growth factors in various cellular compartments of the small and large bowel. Little information is available on the intestinal growth response to combinations of growth factors. We studied the intestinotrophic properties of a dipeptidyl peptidase IV resistant glucagon-like peptide(More)
The pathology of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis is characterized by chronic inflammation and destruction of the gastrointestinal epithelium. Although suppression of inflammatory mediators remains the principle component of current disease therapeutics, strategies for enhancing repair and regeneration of the compromised intestinal epithelium have not(More)
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