ANTIOXIDANT PROTECTION: A FUNCTION OF TRACHEOBRONCHIAL AND GASTROINTESTINAL MUCUS

Carroll E Cross, Barry Halliwell, Adrian Allen

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Abstract

It is proposed that one of the functions of the mucus layers lining the respiratory tract and gastrointestinal system is the scavenging of highly reactive oxygen-derived species. This would provide anti-oxidant protection to the underlying mucosal epithelial cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1328-1330
Number of pages3
JournalThe Lancet
Volume323
Issue number8390
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 16 1984
Externally publishedYes

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  • Medicine(all)

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