, Volume 40, Issue 7, pp 751–752 | Cite as

Postnatal undernutrition: effect on antral gastrin levels at a later age

  • A. P. N. Majumdar
Short Communications Developmental Biology, Gerontology


In rats undernutrition from birth to 14 days of age resulted in retardation of growth and diminution of antral gastrin concentration. When the 14-day-old undernourished rats were nutritionally rehabilitated, they grew at a faster rate, and at 27 days of age their body weight and the weight of various tissues of the gastrointestinal tract including the antrum reached the levels of the well-nourished littermate controls. In spite of this, antral gastrin concentration was found to be about one-half of that of the well-nourished littermates.


Body Weight Gastrointestinal Tract Fast Rate Gastrin Level Littermate Control 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. P. N. Majumdar
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  1. 1.Institute of Medical BiochemistryUniversity of AarhusAarhus CDenmark

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