Intestinal permeability: functional assessment and significance.

@article{Travis1992IntestinalPF,
  title={Intestinal permeability: functional assessment and significance.},
  author={Spl Travis and Ian S. Menzies},
  journal={Clinical science},
  year={1992},
  volume={82 5},
  pages={
          471-88
        }
}
The intestinal epithelium demonstrates differential properties, providing both barrier and transport functions with respect to luminal molecules. Intestinal permeability relates to barrier function and, although it is the ‘permeation’ of molecular markers that is used to measure ‘permeability’, the terms are often confused. Permeability is that property of the intestinal epithelium or of a membrane which refers to the facility with which it allows molecules to pass through by non-mediated… Expand
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