Comparisons of large and small intestine age-related CSX methylation rates. Average percent methylation increased more slowly with age in the small intestine (black circles) relative to previously published [10, 17] colon measurements (red triangles). However this trend (black and red dotted lines) was not significant. A lower stem cell division rate was more consistent with the small intestinal data (green line, 0.75 divisions per day), relative to a model  postulating one division per day for the colon (grey line).
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