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Luminal coating of the intestine

An orally administered bifunctional gastrointestinal coating has been developed and shown to limit nutrient absorption through the bowel mucosa ultimately lowering blood glucose and also acting as a platform for delivery of drugs to the gastrointestinal tract.

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Fig. 1: Luminal coating of the intestine to regulate glucose uptake.

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Fuhrmann, G. Luminal coating of the intestine. Nature Mater 17, 754–755 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41563-018-0143-0

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