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Estrogen modulates intestinal mucus physiochemical properties and protects against oxidant injury.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
The journal of trauma and acute care surgery
Publication Date
Volume
78
Issue
1
Pages
94–99
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/TA.0000000000000499
PMID: 25539208
Source
Medline

Abstract

The results of this study suggest that sex differences in gut barrier function following trauma/hemorrhage shock may in part be related to differences in intestinal mucus content and the resultant physiochemical and oxidant-resistant properties of the mucus layer.

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