Glutamine on the luminal microbial environment after massive small bowel resection.

@article{Choi2002GlutamineOT,
  title={Glutamine on the luminal microbial environment after massive small bowel resection.},
  author={Seung Hye Choi and Seong Lee and Myung Duk Lee},
  journal={Journal of Korean Medical Science},
  year={2002},
  volume={17},
  pages={778 - 783}
}
To evaluate the oral glutamine (GLN) on the luminal microbes and bacterial translocation (BT) in short bowel, 45 Wistar rats were utilized in three groups; A (control), and B and C (short bowel, 85% of small bowel resected). The group A was fed with elemental diet (EmD), B with EmD+2% glycine, and C with EmD+2% GLN. The groups B and C were isocaloric and isonitrogenous. Wet weight, DNA, protein, and histomorphometry of the mucosa and parallel microbial culture from cecal contents, caval blood… CONTINUE READING