The Gastric Mucosal Barrier: A Dynamic, Multifactorial System

  • Andrew Garner
  • Paul H. Rowe
  • Jeffrey B. Matthews
Part of the Hans Selye Symposia on Neuroendocrinology and Stress book series (HSSN, volume 2)


The mucosal lining of the upper gastrointestinal tract possesses two distinct properties; the ability to withstand autolysis by endogenous secretions, and the ability to rapidly repair superficial damage induced by exogenous irritants. Resistance of the gastric mucosa to autodigestion has been recognized for more than 200 years1. However, major advances in understanding the mechanisms involved in acid disposal and recovery from acute injury in the stomach have taken place over the past 10 years2,3.


Gastric Mucosa Parietal Cell Gastric Mucosal Injury Fundic Mucosa Cellular Barrier 
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  • Paul H. Rowe
  • Jeffrey B. Matthews

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