The altered tight junctions: an important gateway of bacterial translocation in cachexia patients with advanced gastric cancer.


UNLABELLED Tight junctions (TJs) are the structural basis for the intestinal epithelium barrier. Increased intestinal permeability caused by variations in TJ proteins may result in bacterial translocation (BT). There is increasing evidence that BT might contribute to the occurrence and development of cancer cachexia, but the details are not known. Aims, we… (More)
DOI: 10.1089/jir.2013.0020