Tight junctional structure and permeability of porcine jejunum after enterotoxic Escherichia coli infection.
- Published Article
Research in Veterinary Science
- Publication Date
Jul 01, 1993
Tight junctional structure and macromolecular permeability were tested in four three-week-old piglets, experimentally infected with the enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) strain O149 K91 K88. Histologically, only minor microscopic evidence of inflammation and little or no architectural changes in the jejunal mucosa were observed. A significant decrease in tight junctional strand numbers occurred, without a concomitant decrease in tight junctional depth. The permeability of the porcine jejunal epithelium to horseradish peroxidase did not change after the ETEC infection.
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