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- Moreto, Miquel, et al. Show all 2 Author
- Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 2010 v.69 no.3 pp. 447-453
- rats; animal models; Staphylococcus aureus; intestines; inflammation; enterotoxins; disease prevention; T-lymphocytes; natural killer cells; Peyer's patches; mucosa; cytokines; dietary supplements
- ... The epithelial barrier of the intestine and the gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT) protects the host against luminal pathogenic micro-organisms. This is important at weaning, when animals are exposed to infectious agents and stresses. We have developed a rat model of intestinal inflammation post weaning, based on the systemic administration of Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxin B (SEB). Since th ...