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Kinetics of the Gastric Epithelial Cells

  • H. F. Helander


In the study of gastrointestinal physiology and pathophysiology, much attention is focused on the formation of new cells, their survival, migration and ultimate death. Particularly in the small intestine, various types of treatment or disease are known to bring about significant changes in the thickness of the mucosa, which reflect modifications to the kinetics of the mucosal cells. These may be due to an altered rate of formation of new cells, a change in the life span of the cells, or a combination of both.


Gastric Mucosa Parietal Cell Turnover Time Gastric Epithelial Cell Antral Mucosa 
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