Cleavage of E-Cadherin Contributes to Defective Barrier Function in Neosquamous Epithelium


After ablation of Barrett’s esophagus (BE), the esophagus heals with neosquamous epithelium (NSE). Despite normal endoscopic appearance, NSE exhibits defective barrier function with similarities to defects noted in the distal esophageal epithelium in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). To determine whether patients with NSE, unlike… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10620-016-4315-y


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