Relationship between maternal milk PGE2 and gastric acid secretion in newborn rats.

@article{Wirbel1990RelationshipBM,
  title={Relationship between maternal milk PGE2 and gastric acid secretion in newborn rats.},
  author={A. Wirbel and R. Ducroc and B. Garzon and C. Merlet-B{\'e}nichou and J. Geloso},
  journal={The American journal of physiology},
  year={1990},
  volume={259 5 Pt 1},
  pages={
          G702-8
        }
}
We previously demonstrated that in rats gastric acid secretion declines after birth and drops steeply on day 12 of life. In the present study, we investigated the part played in this decline by prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) from maternal milk. PGE2 content was first measured in the milk of untreated dams 0, 1, 5, 10, 12, 15, and 18 days after parturition. PGE2 levels were high during the first 5 days (123.5-200.5 pg/ml), declined significantly between days 10 and 15 (56.6-85.4 pg/ml; P less than 0.05… Expand
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