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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume 11, Issue 7, Pages 607-618

Small Bowel Review - Part II

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.


Significant advances have been made in the study of the small bowel. Part II of this two-part review of the small bowel examines the early development and later ageing of the small bowel; the effect of diabetes, alcohol, radiation and HIV on the small bowel; enteral and parenteral nutrition; the brush border membrane and enterocyte proliferation; and peptide hormones (including transforming growth factors, motilin, peptide YY and cholecystokinin).