Oral glutamine reduces bacterial translocation following abdominal radiation.

@article{Souba1990OralGR,
  title={Oral glutamine reduces bacterial translocation following abdominal radiation.},
  author={Wiley W. Souba and Vicki Suzanne Klimberg and R D Hautamaki and W H Mendenhall and F C Bova and Richard J. Howard and Kirby I. Bland and Edward M. Copeland},
  journal={The Journal of surgical research},
  year={1990},
  volume={48 1},
  pages={1-5}
}
The effect of dietary glutamine on bacterial translocation was studied in rats following administration of a single dose of abdominal radiation (1000 rad) that causes a reproducible mucosal injury and results in a high incidence of culture-positive mesenteric lymph nodes after radiation (XRT). Following XRT, rats received only the amino acid glutamine (3%, +GLN) in their drinking water or a control nonessential amino acid (glycine, -GLN). Diets were isonitrogenous and isovolumetric. Four days… CONTINUE READING
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