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MOLECULAR BASIS OF NUTRIENT ABSORPTION FROM INTESTINE

*Akhtar Mahmood1 & Safrun Mahmood2
1. Department of Biochemistry, Panjab University, Chandigarh - 160 014
2. Department of Experimental Medicine & Biotechnology, PGIMER, Chandigarh - 160 014
*Corresponding author :akhtarmah@yahoo.co.in

Abstract
Absorption of nutrients from small intestine follows a number of pathways. Among these sodium dependent, carrier mediated uphill transport mechanism plays a major role in the uptake process. Transport proteins involved in the absorption of nutrients have been cloned and expressed in various _expression systems. The kinetic characteristics of the expressed Na-Solute cotransporter are identical to that in the intact tissue. These advances have greatly helped in understanding the molecular basis of nutrient absorption and malabsorption from intestine.

Key words: - Na-Solute cotransporter, Intestinal absorption, Active transport..
 

 
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