Efficacy of glutamine-enriched enteral nutrition in an experimental model of mucosal ulcerative colitis.

Abstract

Intact intestinal epithelium and associated lymphatic tissue act as body defences against luminal toxins. This barrier may become threatened or compromised in inflammatory bowel disease, leading to an increase in mucosal permeability and subsequent translocation of endotoxins. The effect of oral glutamine on gut mucosal ornithine decarboxylase activity and… (More)

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