Nutrient absorption.

  title={Nutrient absorption.},
  author={Shahzad A. Siddiqi and N. Suresh Kumar and Rose-Claire St Hilaire and David F. Nutting and Charles M. Mansbach},
  journal={Current opinion in gastroenterology},
  volume={16 2},
Some key advances occurred last year in understanding mechanisms involved in nutrient absorption. A novel "prechylomicron transport vesicle" was identified; its movement to the Golgi is the rate-limiting step for triacylglycerol absorption. A scavenger receptor (type BI) in the brush border membrane appears to facilitate cholesterol uptake. Several studies define mechanisms for gastrointestinal peptide hormone stimulation of glucose uptake. An oligopeptide transporter, PepT1, is… CONTINUE READING