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Flashcards in Upper GI Histology Deck (25):
1

Parietal cells produce what two things?

Intrinsic factor
HCl

2

On their basolateral sides, the parietal cells have ______________ to maintain pH balance.

chloride-bicarb

3

The part of the GI tract that has villi and crypts is _____________.

the small intestine

4

The crypts in the small intestine are called ______________.

crypts of Lieberkuhn

5

Most of the intestinal absorption occurs in ____________.

enterocytes of the small intestine (which have microvilli)

6

In the small intestine, where are the goblet cells?

In the villi, next to enterocytes

7

Brunner's glands are within _____________ of the duodenum. What do they do?

crypts of Lieberkuhn; secrete bicarbonate to neutralize the acid from the stomach

8

Paneth cells, within the crypt of Lieberkuhn, secrete ____________.

defensins and lysozymes

9

What are lacteals?

Lymphatic vessels of the small intestines that absorb fats

10

Why is fat broken down and absorbed as chylomicrons?

Because fat globules could clog small vessels if absorbed in raw, unmanageable form

11

What four integral membrane proteins are found on the surface of enterocytes (that we need to know for this class, of course)?

- Enterokinase: an enzyme that acts on trypsinogen from the pancreas (which initiates the cleavage of procarboxypeptidase and chymotrypsin)
- Lactase: degrades lactose to glucose and galactose
- Maltase: degrades maltose (a breakdown product of starch)
- Sucrase: degrades sucrose to glucose and fructose

12

Explain why it is beneficial to have the sugar-degrading enzymes on the surface of enterocytes (as opposed to floating in the lumen).

Gut bacteria also eat sugar. If sugar were allowed to float freely in the lumen, then much of it would be eaten by bacteria before getting eaten.

13

IgA has its secretory component added by _______________.

membrane proteins on enterocytes

14

True or false: microvilli have microtubules in their cores.

False. They have actin.

15

The lumen of the crypts in the _____________ are narrower.

large intestine (as compared to the small intestine)

16

Beneath the muscularis mucosa of the small intestine there is a layer of _________________.

adipose tissue

17

What are the web-like cells around demilunes called?

Myoepithelium

18

What type of tissue lines the esophagus?

Non-cornified squamous epithelium

19

Describe the musculature of the esophagus.

The upper portion contains skeletal muscle.
Midway it is 1/2 and 1/2 (smooth and skeletal).
The lower portion is smooth muscle.

20

The ___________ also aid in stomach relaxation (part of the accommodation reflex).

rugae

21

In which part of the GI tract is there a third layer of muscularis externa muscle (an oblique layer)?

In the stomach

22

Chief cells are also called _____________ cells.

peptic cells (because they secrete pepsinogen, which becomes pepsin)

23

True or false: chief cells are triangular and reside deep in the gastric pits.

False. While they do reside in gastric pits, they are columnar; parietal cells are wedge-shaped.

24

What receptor pumps protons?

The ATP-ase proton/potassium exchanger of parietal cells

25

Parietal cells are stimulated to produce acid when contacted by which two hormones/signaling molecules?

Histamine (H2 receptors) and gastrin

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