Where is the crypts of Lieberkuhn and Brunner's gland located and what are their role in digestion.

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An intestinal crypt (also crypt of Lieberkühn) is a gland found in the epithelial lining of the small intestine and colon. The crypts secrete various enzymes, including sucrase and maltase, along with peptidase.

Brunner’s gland is a tubular gland present in the duodenum part of alimentary canal. The main function of this gland is to produce mucus rich alkaline secretion to protect the duodenum from the acidic content of food matter coming from the stomach. This secretion not only makes the matter alkaline but also lubricates the walls of intestine.


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