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brush border

n
(Physiology) physiol a layer of tightly packed minute finger-like protuberances on cells that line absorptive surfaces, such as those of the intestine and kidney. See also microvillus
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The brush border enzymes in the microvilli complete the last phase of digestion before the sugars are absorbed into the body.
The carbon-13 sucrose breath test is based on the simple principle that, in the intestine, sucrose is broken down by a brush border enzyme called sucrase into glucose and fructose.
Periodic acid-Schiff (PAS) stain was used to examine the brush border while Gomori's Methenamine Silver method (modified hexamine silver technique) was used to study changes in the basement membrane of the tubules.
Results: Histological sections of kidneys of CsA treated rats showed extensive vacuolation, necrosis and loss of brush border in tubular cells, peri-tubular infiltration and vascular congestion.
Proximal convoluted tubules were lined by simple cuboidal epithelium with prominent brush border and distal convoluted tubules were lined by simple cuboidal epithelium with relatively larger lumen.
Objective: To evaluate renal brush border membrane enzymes in urine as an indicator for renal injury in neonatal scleredema(NS).
These can stomp down the brush border * so carbohydrates and sugars can't be absorbed correctly.
Thyroid hormones also modulate zinc transport activity of intestinal and renal brush border membrane (Dake et al.
Tojo and coworkers (53-55) solubilized a brush border membrane-associated PLB/Lipase with 1% Triton X-100 from rat small intestine and autolyzed at -35 [degrees]C for more than one month.
There are no previous reports about how digestive enzyme activity can be affected, mainly those that are an integral part of the intestinal brush border, such as disaccharidases, phosphatases and phytase.
By technique SDS-PAGE (Figure 1) the black arrows are profile protein the expression of intestinal protein brush border before inducing LPS E.
2 Despite some tubular cells not showing any viral particle, we observed cytoplasmic changes indicating cellular infection such as loss of brush border, nucleus irregularly shaped and loss of nuclear polarity.