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Microvilli

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(noun) Plural form of microvillus.

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Vitamin b12 and D deficiency, remedies?

Celiac disease is a food allergy disease associated with gluten, but if gluten can kill the microvilli in the intestine, then anything you are allergic to will do the same. And depending on how bad the microvilli are in the intestines, just not eating the allergic food ...

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by kolean
Fri May 14, 2010 9:18 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Vitamin b12 and D deficiency, remedies?
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Cell Structures

... for cells to overcome this barrier, such as cytoplasmic streaming, infolding of the plasma membrane and the presence of vacuoles in the cell. The microvilli of the cells lining the gut is an example of a way to overcome this problem.

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by smellor
Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:40 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Cell Structures
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Re: Motion of Olfactory Cilia?

... olfactory epithelium. The olfactory lobe is farther away, kind of a projection of the brain, and just interacts with the neurons. There are also microvilli on the epithelium probably to aid capture of airborne molecules.

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by Darby
Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:42 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Motion of Olfactory Cilia?
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M i c r o v i l l i Question

There's so much more membrane on a microvilli-covered surface; if materials are moving across that surface, in or out, they'll move faster.

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by Darby
Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:26 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: M i c r o v i l l i Question
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M i c r o v i l l i Question

... area needs to increase in order for absorption to take place at a high enough rate. A protein transporter can only work so fast... More about how microvilli form here:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?rid=mboc4.figgrp.3025

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by MrMistery
Sun Jan 20, 2008 4:04 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: M i c r o v i l l i Question
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