They rest atop the gut's mucus layer
at a safe distance from the intestinal wall.
The mucus layer
is not impenetrable, however, and the tight junction complexes between the epithelial cells below the mucus layer
play a crucial role in providing a second level of protection.
It was found that ethanol administration resulted in depression of the stomach homogeneity, inhibited prostaglandin synthesis, disrupted the mucus layer
that covers the inner surface of the stomach as well as decreased GSH levels and the protective factors of the gastric mucosa.
The technology is inspired by the biological design and microscate size of the canine olfactory mucus Layer
, which absorbs and then concentrates airborne molecules.
Area is not the best proxy for volume of mucus deposited, as it ignores the thickness of the mucus layer
The nasal mucociliary clearance system is a nonspecific defence mechanism in which the impurities are trapped by the mucus layer
that covers the epithelium and then the ciliary beat is moved to the nasopharynx and destroyed by the digestive system.
Gaskin, 2001, Microbial modulation of innate defence: goblet cells and intestinal mucus layer
This layer cleanses the eyes and washes away foreign particles, while the mucus layer
helps spread tears evenly over the surface of the eye.
It also helps cure stomach and intestinal ulcers, reduces stomach acidity and protects the stomach's mucus layer
The crystal structure gives insight into the type of receptors likely to be recognized by the bacteria in the mucus layer
41) Another strand of exploration of the hydration effect has considered the effects of surface hydration at two histological sites, first at the sol layer, and also at the mucus layer
of the vocal fold.
A sampling of topics includes competitive and cooperative interactions in the respiratory microflora; the role of the mucus layer
in the bacterial colonization of the intestine; and host response to urinary tract infection.
QPX, code for 'quahog parasite unknown', spreads from clam to clam by secreting a thick mucus layer
to insulate itself from the clam's immune system.
The mucus layer
is important in conditioning the inhaled air and provides a sticky surface for the entrapment of inhaled particles and gases.