Concentration of glucose in the intestine under physiological conditions

Range 0.2-48 mM
Organism Vertebrates
Reference Diamond J., Evolutionary design of intestinal nutrient absorption: enough but not too much, Physiology April 1991 vol. 6 no. 2 pp.92-96 p.94 middle column 3rd paragraph and fig.1
Primary Source Ferraris RP, Yasharpour S, Lloyd KC, Mirzayan R, Diamond JM. Luminal glucose concentrations in the gut under normal conditions. Am J Physiol. 1990 Nov259(5 Pt 1):G822-37.PubMed ID2240224
Comments The values that researchers obtain under physiological conditions range from 0.2 to 48 mM, depending on the animal species, time of day, diet, and intestinal region. Values never exceed 48 mM under physiological conditions and rarely exceed 28mM. Average values in each species range from 0.4mM in dogs to 24mM in humans.
Entered by Uri M
ID 106543