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Ghrelin/motilin-related peptide is a potent prokinetic to reverse gastric postoperative ileus in rat.
A novel peptide called ghrelin or motilin-related-peptide (MTLRP) was found in the stomach of various mammals. We studied its effect on the motor function of the rat gastrointestinal tract. InExpand
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Multiparametric analysis of waterline contamination in dental units.
Microbial contamination of dental unit waterlines is thought to be the result of biofilm formation within the small-bore tubing used for these conduits. Systematic sampling of 121 dental unitsExpand
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Quality of life of 50 carotid endarterectomy survivors: a long-term follow-up study.
The quality of life of 50 subjects who underwent carotid endarterectomy was investigated in a follow-up study varying from 81 to 105 months. Subjects were retrospectively classified in either low orExpand
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Experimental oral candidosis in the mouse: microbiologic and histologic aspects.
A model of oral candidosis was developed in order to investigate histologic and microbiologic aspects of this host-parasite interaction under controlled experimental conditions. Normal adult CD-1Expand
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Neural and muscular receptors for motilin in the rabbit colon
Motilin receptors were classically recognized in the gastroduodenal area, where they help to regulate interdigestive motility. More recently, motilin receptors were identified in the colon whereExpand
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The oral immune system: dynamics of salivary immunoglobulin production in the inbred mouse.
In the oral cavity, salivary immunoglobulins (Igs) are the principal mediators of specific immunity. Using carbachol to stimulate saliva flow, we investigated, in a kinetic study, individualExpand
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Differential Recognition of Oral Indigenous Bacteria by Salivary Immunoglobulins A and G
Assuming that salivary immunity to indigenous microorganisms could develop, we assessed antibacterial reactivities of natural salivary antibodies in specific pathogen‐free inbred mice. An ELISA wasExpand
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Cholinergic regulation of motilin release from isolated canine intestinal cells
An in vitro model was developed to study the regulation of motilin release from its endocrine-producing cell. Enzymatically dispersed cells from canine duodenojejunal mucosa were separated byExpand
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Motilin and the postprandial motility of the antrum.
This study was designed to establish whether the rise in plasma motilin observed after a meal in humans can influence the postprandial motor activity of the antrum. Antroduodenal postprandialExpand
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Comparative stimulation of motilin duodenal receptor by porcine or canine motilin.
Motilins purified from porcine and canine intestine differ in their amino acid composition in positions 7-8-12-13-14. We studied in vitro the contractile response of longitudinal duodenal musclesExpand
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