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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.
Deboeck, "Small intestinal brush border enzymes in cystic fibrosis," Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica, vol.
Veereman, "Combined impact of mucosal damage and of cystic fibrosis on the small intestinal brush border enzyme activities," Acta Clinica Belgica, vol.
In this model, brush border enzymes could be employed as markers of CD pathogenesis.
Cellular polarity reversed, brush border enzymes are cast.