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Gut sensing mechanisms.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19903419     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The mechanisms by which the gut senses and responds to nutrients involve the interplay of multiple complex pathways. In addition to regulating digestion and absorption, the pathways stimulated by molecules in the gut lumen mediate gastric motility, food intake, and satiety. Furthermore, protective mechanisms are activated as necessary to prevent injury, promote healing, and limit intake and absorption of potentially toxic substances. This review provides an update on the current knowledge and recent findings related to gastric sensing of nutrients, highlighting recent research and future endeavors in the field.
Arushi deFonseka; Jonathan Kaunitz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current gastroenterology reports     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1534-312X     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Gastroenterol Rep     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-11     Completed Date:  2010-02-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888896     Medline TA:  Curr Gastroenterol Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  442-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, Building 114, Suite 217, Los Angeles, CA 90073, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Digestion / physiology*
Eating / physiology
Gastrointestinal Hormones / physiology
Gastrointestinal Motility / physiology
Gastrointestinal Tract / innervation,  physiology*
Intestinal Absorption / physiology*
Satiation / physiology
Sensory Receptor Cells / physiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Gastrointestinal Hormones

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