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Zonulin and Its Regulation of Intestinal Barrier Function

Posted by on Jun 28, 2014 in Studies | Comments Off on Zonulin and Its Regulation of Intestinal Barrier Function

Zonulin and its regulation of intestinal barrier function: the biological door to inflammation, autoimmunity, and cancer.   Fasano A.   Abstract The primary functions of the gastrointestinal tract have traditionally been perceived to be limited to the digestion and absorption of nutrients and to electrolytes and water homeostasis. A more attentive analysis of the anatomic and functional arrangement of the gastrointestinal tract, however, suggests that another extremely important function of this organ is its ability to regulate the trafficking of macromolecules between the...

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