Journal article

The gut-brain axis in the critically ill: Is glucagon like peptide-1 protective in neurocritical care?

Mark P Plummer, Juris J Meier, Adam M Deane

Critical Care | BMC | Published : 2013

Abstract

Enteral nutrient is a potent glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) secretagogue. In vitro and animal studies indicate that GLP-1 has immune-modulatory and neuroprotective effects. To determine whether these immune-modulatory and neuroprotective effects of GLP-1 are beneficial in the critically ill, studies achieving pharmacological GLP-1 concentrations are warranted.