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Gut 2:110-116 doi:10.1136/gut.2.2.110
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The turnover and shedding of epithelial cells

Part I The turnover in the gastro-intestinal tract

Abstract

This paper confirms that the epithelial lining of the small intestine is in a state of continuous replacement and demonstrates that the whole of the gastrointestinal epithelium has a similar dynamic equilibrium.