Development Of The Gastrointestinal Tract / Edition 1

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The authors chronicle the development of the gastrointestinal system b eginning with the embryology of the gastrointestinal tract through dev elopment of cells to hormones and enzymes. Each section provides detai led explanation of that stage of development so residents and clinicia ns can better understand the interrelationships of each structure. Spe cial attention is given to the latest cellular information and gene pr omoters in the regulation of intestinal development. Coverage of defec ts due to trauma and infections is also included.

Reviews embryology, ontogeny, development & differentiation of body organs; innate immunity; newborn GI function; illust

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550090819
  • Publisher: B. C. Decker Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 324

Table of Contents

1 Embryology of the Gastrointestinal Tract 1
2 Gene Regulation: The Key to Intestinal Development 13
3 Hormones and Growth Factors in Intestinal Development 37
4 Role of Cytokeratins in Epithelial Cell Development 57
5 Development of Endocytosis in the Intestinal Epithelium 71
6 Cell Interactions through the Basement Membrane in Intestinal Development and Differentiation 83
7 Development of Brushborder Enzyme Activity 103
8 Ontogeny of Nutrient Transporters 123
9 Development of Innate Immunity in the Small Intestine 147
10 Ontogeny of T Lymphocytes within the Human Intestine 165
11 Development of B Lymphocytes within the Mucosal Immune System 175
12 Development of the Enteric Nervous System 197
13 Gastrointestinal Motor Activity in the Fetus and Newborn 211
14 Developmental Changes in Breast Milk Protein Composition during Lactation 227
15 Role of the Intestinal Lumen in the Ontogeny of the Gastrointestinal Tract 245
16 Development of Digestive Enzyme Secretion 261
17 Ontogeny of the Intestinal Flora 279
18 Genetic Models of Gastrointestinal Development 293
19 Ectopic Transplantation Techniques for Evaluating Gastrointestinal Development 307
Index 319
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