Mucus accumulation rates in gastrointestinal tract before and after mucus removal by applied suction

Range Table - link µm/min
Organism Rat Rattus norvegicus
Reference Atuma C, Strugala V, Allen A, Holm L. The adherent gastrointestinal mucus gel layer: thickness and physical state in vivo. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2001 May280(5):G922-9 p.G926 table 1PubMed ID11292601
Method Abstract: "Divergent results from in vitro studies on the thickness and appearance of the gastrointestinal mucus layer have previously been reported. With an in vivo model, [investigators] studied mucus gel thickness over time from stomach to colon. The gastrointestinal tissues of Inactin-anesthetized rats were mounted luminal side up for intravital microscopy. Mucus thickness was measured with a micropipette before and after mucus removal by suction."
Comments See note beneath table
Entered by Uri M
ID 112793