Box 2.3Absorption of monosaccharides in the small intestine

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Glucose and galactose are actively taken up by the sodium (Na+)/glucose transport protein 1 (SGLT 1) which is stimulated by the presence of Na+ in the lumen of the gut. Fructose is taken up by GLUT 5 (see Box 2.4). All monosaccharides are transported across the basolateral surface by the GLUT 2 transporter.

From: Chapter 2, The endocrine pancreas

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Endocrinology: An Integrated Approach.
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