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The carbohydrate crystalean and colonic microflora modulate expression of glutathione S-transferase subunits in colon of rats.

Authors
  • Treptow-van Lishaut, S
  • Rechkemmer, G
  • Rowland, I
  • Dolara, P
  • Pool-Zobel, B L
Type
Published Article
Journal
European journal of nutrition
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1999
Volume
38
Issue
2
Pages
76–83
Identifiers
PMID: 10352946
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

These findings clearly demonstrate that the gut bacteria, or their metabolic products, enhance GST expression. The studies support the hypothesis that nutrition--by affecting the gut flora--may induce this potentially protective and important class of phase II enzymes in important tumor target cells.

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