Larisa Aptekar

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The measurement of intestinal permeability is widely used to assess different aspects of mucosal barrier disorders and related disease states, and has been proposed for evaluation of disease activity. To provide a simple method for assessment of intestinal permeability, we examined the permeation of inulin-fluorescein (InFl) in rat models of small(More)
Glutamine is an important nutrient for the GI tract and has been shown to exert a protective effect on the bowel. Nonetheless, in the context of IBD, data demonstrating a therapeutic role for glutamine has been inconclusive. IBD is associated with oxidative stress caused by reactive oxygen species. We aimed to investigate the effect of topical glutamine(More)
The pathophysiology of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) involves the production of diverse lipid mediators, namely eicosanoids, lysophospholipids, and platelet-activating factor, in which phospholipase A2 (PLA2) is the key enzyme. Accordingly, it has been postulated that control of lipid mediator production by inhibition of PLA2 would be useful for the(More)
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