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Title: Nutrient sensing in the gut: new roads to therapeutics?
Authors: Janssen, Sara ×
Depoortere, Inge #
Issue Date: Feb-2013
Publisher: Elsevier Science Pub. Co.
Series Title: Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism vol:24 issue:2 pages:92-100
Article number: 10.1016/j.tem.2012.11.006
Abstract: The release of gut hormones involved in the control of food intake is dependent on the acute nutritional status of the body, suggesting that chemosensory mechanisms are involved in the control of their release. G protein-coupled taste receptors similar to those in the lingual system, that respond to sweet, bitter, umami, and fatty acids, are expressed in endocrine cells within the gut mucosa, and coordinate, together with other chemosensory signaling elements, the release of hormones that regulate energy and glucose homeostasis. In health, these nutrient sensors are likely to function as inhibitors to excessive nutrient exposure, and their malfunction may be responsible for a variety of metabolic dysfunctions associated with obesity; they may thus be considered as new therapeutic targets.
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ISSN: 1043-2760
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Translational Research in GastroIntestinal Disorders
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