The physiologic and pathologic basis for the transport of macromolecules across the intestinal tract

J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 1982;1(3):295-301. doi: 10.1097/00005176-198201030-00004.

Abstract

Transport of intact macromolecules across the intestine probably occurs in all mammalian species. It appears to be greatest early in life. The degree to which it occurs may be related to normalcy of gastric, pancreatic, and small intestinal function.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Animals
  • Antigens
  • Biological Transport
  • Breast Feeding
  • Enteritis / metabolism
  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulins / metabolism
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Intestinal Mucosa / immunology
  • Intestine, Small / enzymology
  • Intestine, Small / metabolism*
  • Macromolecular Substances*
  • Serum Albumin, Bovine / metabolism
  • Stomach / physiology

Substances

  • Antigens
  • Immunoglobulins
  • Macromolecular Substances
  • Serum Albumin, Bovine