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Title: Studies of cell shedding in the intestine
Author: Angus, Elizabeth Mary
ISNI:       0000 0004 2674 119X
Awarding Body: University of Liverpool
Current Institution: University of Liverpool
Date of Award: 2009
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Intestinal epithelial gaps have only recently been returned to for further study, and most of this work has been carried out in mice. In the past identification of epithelial gaps in human intestinal mucosa has been questionable because of the limitations of conventional microscopy. In collaboration with Dr R. Kiesslich, using the newly available Pentax confocal endomicroscope to view the epithelium of the human gastrointestinal tract at the cellular level without fixation artefact, we have shown that epithelial gaps occur in both the small intestine and the rectum of healthy humans. These patients were undergoing a routine screening colonoscopy.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral