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Learn about Enterocytes 

What is an enterocyte?
An enterocyte is a type of simple columnar epithelial cell which lines the inner surface of the small intestine and large intestine. (1)
An enterocyte is also known as an intestinal absorptive cell. (1)

What does an enterocyte do?
uptakes ions like sodium, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, and copper
uptakes water
uptakes sugar
uptakes peptide and amino acids
uptakes lipids
uptakes vitamin B12
resabsorbs unconjugated bile salts
secretes immunoglobulins

1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enterocyte