Induction of antral gastrin cell proliferation by refeeding of rats after fasting.

@article{Bertrand1980InductionOA,
  title={Induction of antral gastrin cell proliferation by refeeding of rats after fasting.},
  author={Philippe Bertrand and Gittie Willems},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1980},
  volume={78 5 Pt 1},
  pages={918-24}
}
The proliferation of antral gastrin cells after fasting and refeeding of rats was studied by using a quantitative histologic method for determining the gastrin cell number and a radioautographic technique after injections of tritiated thymidine for recognizing and quantitating the newly formed gastrin cells. The total number of gastrin cells decreased 68% (P less than 0.01) after a 4-day fasting period, whereas refeeding of rats during 6 days after a 4-day fasting period resulted in a 79% (P… CONTINUE READING