Intestinal epithelium

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Simple columnar epithelium.

The intestinal epithelium is the epithelium that covers the small and large intestine. It is Simple columnar and non-ciliated.

They primary take part in the digestive system. However, they also express TLR-4 receptors[1], and are thus a part of the immune system, not only by being a barrier.


  1. Lippincott's Illustrated Reviews: Immunology. Paperback: 384 pages. Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; (July 1, 2007). Language: English. ISBN-10: 0781795435. ISBN-13: 978-0781795432. Page 17

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