Interaction between food substances and the intestinal epithelium.

  title={Interaction between food substances and the intestinal epithelium.},
  author={Makoto Shimizu},
  journal={Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry},
  volume={74 2},
  • Makoto Shimizu
  • Published 2010 in Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry
The small intestine is an organ responsible for nutrient absorption, barrier functions, signal recognition/transduction, and the production of bioactive compounds. These functions are known to be regulated by such factors as hormones and cytokines, but substances contained in the daily diet are also thought to play roles as major modulators of intestinal functions. Intestinal epithelial cells (IECs), which form a monolayer covering the inside surface of the intestinal tract, are particularly… CONTINUE READING


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