Gut wall cell

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Gut wall cell

Post by beatlesnumber1 » Fri Sep 16, 2005 6:53 pm

hi what is a Gut wall cell and what is it for? :?

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Post by Winter » Fri Sep 16, 2005 7:13 pm

first of all, your question doesn't belong here. It has nothing to do with suggesting anything for the site. It could probably fit into the General Discussion section.

About your question,
are you talking about goblet cells? These cells are found among the epithelial cells of the intestine. Their function is to produce mucus, which provides protection to the intestine against stress and chemical damage.

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Post by Dr.Stein » Sun Sep 18, 2005 2:35 am

Gut 'wall' cell consists of simplex columnar epithelium with cilia to increase the absorption sites and, yes, Goblet cells here and there among that epithelium.

Yes, Goblet cell produces mucus to provide a lubrication due to peristaltic movement and also serves an immunity barrier because it is where IgA attached, to prevent antigens enter the body thru GI tract, as called as mucosal immunity.
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