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enterocyte

(en'tĕr-ō-sīt),
A type of epithelial cell that lines the gut.
[entero- + -cyte]

enterocyte

(ĕn′tĕr-ō-sīt″) [″ + ″]
A nutrient-absorbing cell located on the surface of the small intestinal villus. Its free surface cell membrane is folded into microvilli that increase the surface area available for absorption.

enterocyte

the predominant cells in the small intestinal mucosa. They are tall columnar cells and responsible for the final digestion and absorption of nutrients, electrolytes and water.
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LPS crosses the enterocyte barrier coupled with lipoproteins, stimulating the innate immune system, TLR4 in adipocytes, and vascular tissue, activating NFkb, and increasing inflammation, oxidative stress, and immune dysfunction.
Feeding of oxidized fats to broilers and swine: Effects on enterocyte turnover, hepatocyte proliferation and the gut associated lymphoid tissue.
Light microscopic examination of the intestinal mucosa of control rats showed a normal architecture of villi, crypts and enterocytes.
However, a slight increase in the area of the villus enterocytes by 12.
Such alterations characteristically lead to increased shedding of brush border membranes, accelerated cell-loss and shortened, sparse and irregular enterocyte microvilli, thus disrupting digestion and absorption.
Here also at least 2000 duodenal enterocytes were screened before calculating the PI.
Measurement of circulating mediators such as intestinal fatty acid binding protein (I-FABP) and citrulline may fill this gap, as they are validated indicators of enterocyte mass, villous atrophy and permeability.
Dietary iron is extracted into duodenal enterocytes at the luminal or villous pole via the divalent metal transporter 1 (DMT 1).
Morphological changes in gastrointestinal tract (GIT) enterocytes, changes in intestinal mucosal layer thickness, and shifts in nutrient transport systems have been observed in fish exposed to different water temperatures (Lee & Cossins 1988, Houpe et al.
Reduced heparan sulfate accumulation in enterocytes contributes to protein-losing enteropathy in a congenital disorder of glycosylation.
This peptide is synthesized in the liver and regulates iron metabolism by binding to the iron transporter ferroportin, which is present on the basolateral plasma membrane of intestinal enterocytes (2-6).