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A variety of enzymic and non-enzymic methods to isolate epithelium from the small intestine have been previously published. Sequential fractionation of cells from the villus to the crypt has been reported in some of these papers, which allows the comparative study of terminally differentiated and proliferative cell phenotypes. However, these methods often(More)
Heparin is a sulphated glycosaminoglycan derived from mast cells and has a number of functions including the inhibition of proliferation in several cell types and interactions with a range of heparin-binding growth factors. We report that heparin is a trophic factor in primary cultures of rat small intestinal epithelium. Heparin elicits a dose-dependent(More)
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