Effects of starvation and refeeding on jejunal disaccharidase activity

@article{Holt1992EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of starvation and refeeding on jejunal disaccharidase activity},
  author={Dr. Peter R. Holt and Kwo-yih Yeh},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={1992},
  volume={37},
  pages={827-832}
}
In the rat, starvation lowers jejunal sucrase activity and increases or has no effect upon jejunal lactase activity. The mechanism by which starvation influences these intrinsic microvillus proteins remains unclear. Jejunal sucrase and lactase activities were studied during starvation or refeeding after a three-day fast. Using polyclonal monospecific antibodies, sucrase-isomaltase (SI) and lactase-phlorizin hydrolase (LPH) protein contents were measured in parallel to determine changes in… CONTINUE READING