The role of intestinal epithelial barrier function in the development of NEC.

@article{Halpern2015TheRO,
  title={The role of intestinal epithelial barrier function in the development of NEC.},
  author={Melissa D. Halpern and Patricia Wei Denning},
  journal={Tissue barriers},
  year={2015},
  volume={3 1-2},
  pages={e1000707}
}
The intestinal epithelial barrier plays an important role in maintaining host health. Breakdown of intestinal barrier function is known to play a role in many diseases such as infectious enteritis, idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease, and neonatal inflammatory bowel diseases. Recently, increasing research has demonstrated the importance of understanding how intestinal epithelial barrier function develops in the premature neonate in order to develop strategies to promote its maturation… CONTINUE READING
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