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The effect of cortisol on stimulation of enzymatic activity and absorption of amino acids in the small intestine of adult hamsters

Authors
Journal
Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A Physiology
0300-9629
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
79
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0300-9629(84)90441-9

Abstract

Abstract 1. 1. The s.c. administration of cortisol to hamsters (50 mg/kg body wt/day for 4 days) produces a significant increase in maltase sucrase, alkaline phosphatase and leucineaminopeptidase activity in intestinal mucosa. 2. 2. Lactase activity is unaffected by cortisol. 3. 3. Gamma-glutamyltranspeptidase activity increases slightly in females but remains unchanged in males. 4. 4. Cortisol causes increase in proline and glycine absorption without changing the absorption of lysine.

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