Zonulin and its regulation of intestinal barrier function: the biological door to inflammation, autoimmunity, and cancer.


The primary functions of the gastrointestinal tract have traditionally been perceived to be limited to the digestion and absorption of nutrients and to electrolytes and water homeostasis. A more attentive analysis of the anatomic and functional arrangement of the gastrointestinal tract, however, suggests that another extremely important function of this… (More)
DOI: 10.1152/physrev.00003.2008

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