Incidence of apoptosis in small intestinal epithelium of normal, healthy mouse

Range 1 to 10 % of the cells
Organism Mouse Mus musculus
Reference Potten CS. Stem cells in gastrointestinal epithelium: numbers, characteristics and death, Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 1998 Jun 29 353(1370):821-30. p.825 right column top paragraphPubMed ID9684279
Comments "In normal, healthy, small intestinal epithelium in mouse and humans, a low incidence of apoptosis can be observed. [Researchers] refer to this as `spontaneous apoptosis'. It is easily recognized and in the mouse, where it can be quantified, it is associated with the stem cell position. The incidence would suggest that between 1% and 10% of the cells at this position are dying at any time."
Entered by Uri M
ID 109230