Enterally but not parenterally administered Phaseolus vulgaris lectin induces growth and precocious maturation of the gut in suckling rats.

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BACKGROUND The lectin, phytohemagglutinin (PHA) has been shown to induce growth and functional maturation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract in suckling rats. OBJECTIVES To investigate the effect of the administration route, and whether enteral exposure to PHA was necessary to induce functional maturation. METHODS Fourteen-day-old rats were daily… (More)

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@article{Linderoth2006EnterallyBN, title={Enterally but not parenterally administered Phaseolus vulgaris lectin induces growth and precocious maturation of the gut in suckling rats.}, author={Ann Linderoth and Olena Prykhod'ko and Stefan Grzegorz Pierzynowski and Bjorn R. Westrom}, journal={Biology of the neonate}, year={2006}, volume={89 1}, pages={60-8} }