Calcium transport from mineral waters across caco-2 cells.

  title={Calcium transport from mineral waters across caco-2 cells.},
  author={Cem Ekmekcioglu and Katerina Pomazal and Ilse Steffan and Bernd Schweiger and Wolfgang Marktl},
  journal={Journal of agricultural and food chemistry},
  volume={47 7},
In the present study the absorption of calcium from 13 different mineral waters has been examined. For this purpose the mineral waters were first digested in vitro by simulating gastric and intestinal digestion. Afterward, the absolute and fractional transport rates of calcium from these digested solutions across human colon adenocarcinoma (Caco-2) cell monolayers grown on bicameral filters were measured. Results showed that the fractional transport rates for calcium lie between 1.65 and 6.72… CONTINUE READING