Turnover time of gastrointestinal (GI) mucosa (probably in human)

Range 2 - 3 days
Organism Unspecified
Reference Rubio CA. The Natural Antimicrobial Enzyme Lysozyme is Up-Regulated in Gastrointestinal Inflammatory Conditions. Pathogens. 2014 Jan 16 3(1):73-92. doi: 10.3390/pathogens3010073. p.74 2nd paragraphPubMed ID25437608
Comments P.74 2nd paragraph:"It is therefore remarkable that despite the prima facie inauspicious mixture of harmful secretions and bacteria, the normal GI mucosa retains a healthy state of cell renewal. To counteract the hostile microenvironment, the GI epithelia react by speeding cell exfoliation (the GI mucosa has a turnover time of two to three days), by increasing peristalsis, by eliminating bacteria through secretion of plasma cell-immunoglubulins and by increasing production of natural antibacterial compounds, such as defensin-5 and lysozyme."
Entered by Uri M
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