Development of the Gastrointestinal Tract, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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PMPH-USA, 2000 - Medical - 324 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

Embryology of the Gastrointestinal Tract
1
Gene Regulation The Key to Intestinal Development
13
Hormones and Growth Factors in Intestinal Development
37
Role of Cytokeratins in Epithelial Cell Development
57
Development of Endocytosis in the Intestinal Epithelium
71
Cell Interactions through the Basement Membrane in Intestinal Development and Differentiation
83
Development of Brushborder Enzyme Activity
103
Ontogeny of Nutrient Transporters
123
Development of B Lymphocytes within the Mucosal Immune System
175
Development of the Enteric Nervous System
197
Gastrointestinal Motor Activity in the Fetus and Newborn
211
Developmental Changes in Breast Milk Protein Composition during Lactation
227
Role of the Intestinal Lumen in the Ontogeny of the Gastrointestinal Tract
245
Development of Digestive Enzyme Secretion
261
Ontogeny of the Intestinal Flora
279
Genetic Models of Gastrointestinal Development
293

Development of Innate Immunity in the Small Intestine
147
Ontogeny of T Lymphocytes within the Human Intestine
165
Ectopic Transplantation Techniques for Evaluating Gastrointestinal Development
307
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W. Allan Walker, M.D., is a professor of pediatrics and the director of the Division of Nutrition at Harvard Medical School. He is a recipient of the prestigious Murray Davidson Award for Excellence in Pediatric Nutrition from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Courtney Humphries is a professional writer specializing in health topics.

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