Alisse Garner

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The barrier that protects the undamaged gastroduodenal mucosa from autodigestion by gastric juice is a dynamic multicomponent system. The major elements of this barrier are the adherent mucus gel layer, which is percolated by the HCO3- secretion from the underlying epithelial cells; the epithelial layer itself, which provides a permeability barrier and can(More)
Gastric HCO3(-) transport (basal) studied in isolated amphibian mucosa and mammalian stomach in vivo amounts to 2-10% of maximal H+ secretion. Duodenal mucosa, devoid of Brunner's glands, transports HCO3(-) at a greater rate (per unit surface area) than either stomach or jejunum in vitro and in vivo. Gastric (but not duodenal) HCO3(-) transport is(More)
1. A technique has been developed for measuring thickness of the gastric surface mucus gel layer. Mucosal sections (1.6 mm) were cut from frog and rat stomach and human antrum, mounted transversely and viewed by an inverse microscope (x 200 magnification) under dark field illumination or phase contrast. The mucus layer was readily distinguishable and its(More)
The Idaho ground squirrel, which consists of a northern (Spermophilus brunneus brunneus) and a southern subspecies (S. b. endemicus), has suffered from habitat loss and fragmentation, resulting in a reduction in both numbers and geographic range of the species. The northern Idaho ground squirrel (NIDGS) is listed as a threatened subspecies under the(More)
Luminal acid (10 mM HCl) is a stimulant of surface epithelial HCO-3 transport in mammalian stomach and duodenum in vivo. To determine whether a humoral mechanism is involved in mediation of this response, amphibian fundic, antral, or proximal duodenal mucosae were mounted in parallel in an in vitro chamber with their nutrient (serosal) surfaces facing a(More)
This study investigates the differences in the outward appearance and morphology of lacrimal glands, the morphology within the lacrimal acinar cells and the secretion of protein from acinar cells of young (3-5 months) and aged (20 and 24 months) male rats. The appearance of the glands, as seen by the naked eye, differed between the three age-groups. The(More)
Although the presence of mature elastic fibres in the sclera, trabecular meshwork and Bruch's membrane of the human eye has been recognized for many years, it is only latterly that the existence of the elastic-related fibres oxytalan and elaunin has been appreciated. The microfibrillar component of elastic, oxytalan, which is present in several ocular(More)