Digestive Diseases and Sciences

, Volume 51, Issue 2, pp 326–332 | Cite as

Changes Induced in Colonocytes by Extensive Intestinal Resection in Rats

  • Hubert Lardy
  • Muriel ThomasEmail author
  • Marie-Louise Noordine
  • Aurélia Bruneau
  • Claire Cherbuy
  • Pierre Vaugelade
  • Catherine Philippe
  • Virginie Colomb
  • Pierre-Henri Duee


After massive intestinal resection, physiological compensatory events occur in the remnant small bowel and in the colon. The aim of our work was to study the propensity of the colon to evolve after a massive small bowel resection in rats. The resected group, where 80% of the small bowel length was removed, was compared with sham-operated rats (transected). During the 7 postoperative days, rats were fed orally or they received an elemental nutrition through a gastric catheter. PepT1 and NHE3 mRNAs encoding apical membrane transporters were not modified in the present experiment. However, two unexpected genes (I-FABP and UroR) were up-regulated in the colon following intestinal resection. These modifications occurred without an imbalance of cell cycle protein content and in a context of low short-chain fatty acid production.

Key Words

intestinal resection colonocytes gene expression proliferation markers short-chain fatty acid 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hubert Lardy
    • 1
  • Muriel Thomas
    • 1
    • 4
    Email author
  • Marie-Louise Noordine
    • 1
  • Aurélia Bruneau
    • 1
  • Claire Cherbuy
    • 1
  • Pierre Vaugelade
    • 1
  • Catherine Philippe
    • 2
  • Virginie Colomb
    • 3
  • Pierre-Henri Duee
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Nutrition et de sécurité alimentaireINRAJouy en Josas
  2. 2.Unité d'écologie et de physiologie du système digestifINRAJouy en Josas
  3. 3.Pediatric Gastroenterology and NutritionNecker-Enfants Malades HospitalParisFrance
  4. 4.Laboratoire de Nutrition et de sécurité alimentaireINRAJouy en JosasFrance

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