Luminal L-glutamate enhances duodenal mucosal defense mechanisms via multiple glutamate receptors in rats.

Presence of taste receptor families in the gastrointestinal mucosa suggests a physiological basis for local and early detection of a meal. We hypothesized that luminal L-glutamate, which is the primary nutrient conferring fundamental umami or proteinaceous taste, influences mucosal defense mechanisms in rat duodenum. We perfused the duodenal mucosa of… CONTINUE READING