Effects of Enteral Insulin on Hypoxic Changes in a Rat Model of Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Yurdakok B., CANPOLAT F. E. , ORHAN D., KALE G.

INDIAN PEDIATRICS, vol.47, no.10, pp.887-888, 2010 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Letter
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s13312-010-0143-x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.887-888


The aim of this study was to determine if oral administration of insulin would protect intestinal cell damage in a hypoxia-induced experimental NEC model in rats. Rats were subjected to hypoxia-reoxygenation and then were returned to standard conditions, other were treated with insulin. According to our results, oral insulin does not prevent mild intestinal mucosal changes during hypoxic injury in rats.