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Effect of Ethanol on Gastrointestinal Cell Proliferation

  • Ulrich A. Simanowski
  • Burkhard Kommerell
  • Helmut K. Seitz
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 206)


Cell proliferation is an important measure and characteristic of tissues. Its evaluation must be quantitative as well as morpological, relating proliferative activity to histological structure. Cell proliferation is dynamic, measurement of it should include time, moreover it can even change with time. Therefore, one time point measurements are always equivocal, and even observations over time must neglect acceleration or slowing of proliferative activity, unless experiments are tremendous laborious with multiple time point observations.


Chronic Ethanol Colostomy Closure Alcoholic Fatty Liver Chronic Ethanol Consumption Chronic Ethanol Treatment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulrich A. Simanowski
    • 1
  • Burkhard Kommerell
    • 1
  • Helmut K. Seitz
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Gastroenterology Dept. of Internal MedicineUniversity of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

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