Total Parenteral Nutrition: the Road to Enteral Atrophy, Leaky Gut Syndrome and Pneumonitis
Enterocyte nutrient transport is one way: from the gut to the cell to the capillary.
Enterocytes cannot transport nutrients from the blood vessel.
Enterocytes starve as the rest of the body is fed by way of the vasculature.
Enterocytes pull away from each other as a consequence of gut atrophy.