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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume 11, Issue 6, Pages 515-531
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/1997/101569
Review

Small Bowel Review - Part I

ABR Thomson1 and G Wild2

1Nutrition and Metabolism Research Group, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Received 17 February 1997; Accepted 26 June 1997

Copyright © 1997 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Significant advances have been made in the study of the small bowel. Part I of this two-part review of the small bowel examines carbohydrates, including brush border membrane hydrolysis and sugar transport; amino acids, dipeptides, proteins and food allergy, with a focus on glutamine, peptides and macromolecules, and nucleosides, nucleotides and polyamines; salt and water absorption, and diarrhea, including antidiarrheal therapy and oral rehydration treatment; lipids (digestion and absorption, fatty acid binding proteins, intracellular metabolism, lipoproteins and bile acids); and metals (eg, iron) and vitamins.