Lipoprotein particles in the jejunal mucosa of fetal rats

Ki M. Mak, Jerry S. Trier

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The jejunal mucosa of fetal rats contains particles of the same size, electron density and distribution as particles identified by others in adult jejunum as very low density lipoprotein particles. These particles are first seen in 19-day fetuses at which time the jejunal mucosa is still relatively undifferentiated and formation of villi is just beginning. They become progressively more abundant during the last 3 days of gestation as differentiation proceeds and are seen in virtually all absorptive cells in the apical third of jejunal villi of fetuses at term.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-211
Number of pages8
JournalDevelopmental Biology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1975
Externally publishedYes


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