Journal article

Effect of omeprazole-induced achlorhydria on trefoil peptide expression in the rat stomach

BL Kang, BM Alderman, AJ Nicoll, GA Cook, AS Giraud

JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2001

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Omeprazole is an inhibitor of the H+K+ ATPase of the gastric parietal cell, which is used clinically to suppress gastric acid secretion. It has also been found to inhibit gastric mucin production; however, its effects on the synthesis and secretion of the trefoil peptides, which are also expressed by mucus cells, and which play a key role in cytoprotection and epithelial repair, are unknown. METHODS: Rats (n=8) were given either omeprazole (30 mg/kg per day; p.o.) or inert carrier for 1 week, and the effects on synthesis and peptide expression of the gastric trefoil peptides, TFF1/pS2 and TFF2/SP, were compared. RESULTS: As expected, omeprazole treatment abolished H+ ion producti..

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