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Article, Chapter, or Book Title:  Expression of mRNA for proglucagon and glucagon-like peptide-2 (GLP-2) receptor in the ruminant gastrointestinal tract and the influence of energy intake
 
Author(s):  Taylor-Edwards CC, Burrin DG, Matthews JC, et al.
 
Year:  2010
 
Month:  Oct
 
Journal Abbrev, Book Title, or Conference:  Dom Anim Endocrinol
 
Journal Full Name:  Domestic Animal Endocrinology
 
Issue:  3
 
Volume:  39
 
Start Page:  181
 
End Page:  193
 
Key Words:  gut, growth, cattle, nutrition, glucagon-like peptide-2
 
Abstract:  This research is the first to show that a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-2 is present in the intestinal tract of cattle and its secretion is increased with increased food intake.┬áThis hormone is responsible for initiating growth of the intestinal tract, allowing for better absorption of nutrients in the diet.┬áThis hormone might be used for treating intestinal disease or preventing intestinal damage.
 
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