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Bombesin improves adaptive immunity of the salivary gland during parenteral nutrition.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition
Publication Date
Volume
39
Issue
2
Pages
190–199
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/0148607113507080
PMID: 24121183
Source
Medline
Keywords
  • Parenteral Nutrition
  • Parotid
  • Siga, Amylase
  • Salivary Glands
  • Submandibular

Abstract

Compared with chow, PN results in atrophy of the salivary glands characterized by reduced amylase, IgA, and immune cellularity. BBS has no effect on acinar cells or amylase activity compared with PN but maintains tissue IgA and plasma cells and T-lymphocyte numbers compared with chow.

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