Protective Factors of the Gastric and Duodenal Mucosa: An Overview.

Abstract

The structural and functional integrity of the gastric and duodenal mucosa represents equilibrium between aggressive factors and protective mechanisms. Mucus-buffers-phospholipid layer as pre-epithelial barrier, enhanced by prostaglandins and epidermal growth factor, remains a vanguard of mucosal protection. It maintains a neutral pH at the surface… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11894-015-0452-2

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