The Histochemical Journal

, Volume 10, Issue 3, pp 343–347 | Cite as

Enzyme changes in rat small intestine during pregnancy and lactation

  • K. Burdett
  • F. Green
  • C. Reek


Small fluctuations in the activity of a number of important enzymes have been found during the intestinal hyperplasia and hypertrophy of pregnancy and lactation. The pattern of change differs between the enzymes studied, and for individual enzymes often varies between the jejunum and ileum. These results suggest that there must be a complex response to the signals that trigger hyperplasia in the mucosal epithelium.


Small Intestine Important Enzyme Small Fluctuation Complex Response Mucosal Epithelium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Burdett
    • 1
  • F. Green
    • 2
  • C. Reek
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical BiochemistryUniversity of ManchesterUK
  2. 2.Department of PathologyUniversity of MachesterUK

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