Probiotics and Guts Health
It is widely known that the intestinal mucosa is responsible for the absorption of nutrients, in which influenced by the integrity of tight junctions. What are tight junctions? Tight junctions are the major complexes responsible for the adherence of intestinal epithelial cells to one another and are an important part of the intestinal barrier. Thus, maintaining the tight junctions integrity is critical for the nutrient absorption, host defense, and host immunity. Ingrid S.