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Effect of Glutamine-Supplemented Nutrition on Gastrointestinal Toxicity of 5-Fluorouracil and Tumor Growth (1987)

Title:

Effect of Glutamine-Supplemented Nutrition on Gastrointestinal Toxicity of 5-Fluorouracil and Tumor Growth

Key words:

glutamine

Research Institution:

Harvard University

Location:

Massachusetts

Researcher:

Robert J Smith

Project Description:

Dr. Smith explored the possibility that some of the intestinal side effects caused by chemotherapy can be prevented by supplying patients with extra amounts of the amino acid glutamine, which the gastrointestinal tract appears to use more rapidly during severe stress.

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