The role of polyamines in gastric mucus synthesis inhibited by cigarette smoke or its extract.

@article{Ma2000TheRO,
  title={The role of polyamines in gastric mucus synthesis inhibited by cigarette smoke or its extract.},
  author={Li Ma and Wei Wang and Jimmy Yc Chow and Shiu Kum Lam and Chi-hin Cho},
  journal={Gut},
  year={2000},
  volume={47 2},
  pages={170-7}
}
BACKGROUND Cigarette smoking was shown to delay gastric ulcer healing and reduce synthesis of mucus, which is important for gastric ulcer protection and healing. Polyamines are important in these processes. AIMS To study the effects of cigarette smoking on the synthesis of mucus and to investigate if such an effect is acting by interference with the polyamine pathway. METHODS Gastric mucosal ornithine decarboxylase activity, mucous secreting layer thickness, and ulcer size were determined… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 16 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 42 references

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…