Gastric Epithelial Cells (GEC)
Gastric mucosal epithelial cell
Primary culture of gastric epithelial cells (GEC) are as an in vitro model to evaluate antiulcer agents.
Following exposure to concentrations of up to 5 mg/mL of an antiulcer agent sucralfate, an aluminum hydroxide complex of sucrose octasulfate, cultured cells were treated with either pH 3.5 medium or 3.5 mM indomethacin.
Overall results suggested that sucralfate may have at least two roles in influencing gastric epithelial cell function, cytoprotection and stimulation of cell growth in vitro. These observations serve as a basis for further study of in vitro models in evaluating the cytoprotective activity of antiulcer agents and their respective mechanisms of action.