Effects of human growth hormone on the porto-arterial concentration differences of glucose and amino acids in the newborn piglet.

@article{Fhlenhag1999EffectsOH,
  title={Effects of human growth hormone on the porto-arterial concentration differences of glucose and amino acids in the newborn piglet.},
  author={Karin Fh{\"o}lenhag and Kjell Malml{\"o}f and Anna Skottner and Fred Nyberg},
  journal={Hormone and metabolic research = Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung = Hormones et metabolisme},
  year={1999},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={
          22-6
        }
}
It is known that growth hormone (GH) increases the mitotic index of duodenal crypt cells. In early life, such an effect could be of particular importance for the functional development of the intestine in terms of absorptive capacity. In this study, osmotic mini pumps were introduced into the abdominal cavity of newborn piglets. The pumps permitted a continuous infusion of either recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) at a rate of 0.1 IU GH x kg(-1) x 24 h(-1) or of vehicle. After 7 days of… CONTINUE READING