Epithelial cell migration in the intestine.

  title={Epithelial cell migration in the intestine.},
  author={Julian P. Heath},
  journal={Cell biology international},
  volume={20 2},
Despite significant advances in our understanding of the roles of the cytoskeleton and matrix receptors in cell locomotion, derived largely from in vitro studies on the movement of epithelial cell sheets and isolated cells, the mechanism of epithelial cell migration in the adult intestine remains an enigma. The primary function of the epithelial cell cytoskeleton seems to be in the maintenance of the apical region of the epithelium facing the gut lumen. There we find the brush border, with its… CONTINUE READING

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