Table 2

Effect of corticosteroids on the value of the maximal transport rate (Vmax) and the Michaelis affinity constant (Km) of d-glucose in the jejunum and ileum of rats undergoing intestinal resection

Values are mean (SEM); n=6.
Vmax (maximal transport rate) is given in nmol×100 mg/tissue/min.
Km (Michaelis affinity constant) is given in mM.
*p<0.05, budesonide, prednisone, or dexamethasone versus control; †p<0.05, prednisone or dexamethasone versus budesonide.
Control3066 (217)39.7 (5.5)2726 (320) 59.7 (11.9)
Budesonide6790 (803)*93.7 (16.5)*5091 (964)131.1 (34.0)
Prednisone2531 (535)†35.7 (15.2)†9354 (3313)239.3 (102.8)
Dexamethasone2991 (283)†39.3 (7.3)†5062 (2464)118.3 (80.7)