Unique characteristics of the neonatal intestinal mucosal barrier.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare the newborn and weanling intestinal mucosa to determine differences in: (1) the electrophysiologic characteristics of the mucosal barrier; (2) the effects of glutamine supplementation on these physiological characteristics; and (3) transmucosal bacterial passage. The Ussing chamber was used to study ileal mucosa from… (More)

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@article{Smith1992UniqueCO, title={Unique characteristics of the neonatal intestinal mucosal barrier.}, author={S. David Smith and Mario Cardona and S A Wishnev and Arlet G Kurkchubasche and Marc I. Rowe}, journal={Journal of pediatric surgery}, year={1992}, volume={27 3}, pages={333-6; discussion 336-8} }