Thus, UFP exposure altered the intestinal villus
morphology (Figure 5), accompanied by an increase in the inflammatory responses, which were partially attenuated by D-4F.
Our results show that AAAs correlate with severity of intestinal villus
damage in CD patients: The AAA ELISA was positive in 51 of the 58 CD patients studied, and all patients with severe intestinal mucosa damage were positive for AAAs.
Recovery responses of chick intestinal villus
morphology to different refeeding procedures.
The occludin and claudin-1 proteins were characterized by a particle-shaped linear distribution along the intestinal villus
and were more uniform than in the control group.
From previous literature, it could be assumed that the increase in intestinal villus
height and villus width may indicate an increasing in absorptive area, while an increase in crypt depth may indicate greater epithelial cell proliferation.
In agreement with the improved performance in weanling piglets, chitosan resulted in an improvement of intestinal morphological structure, as indicated by the increased small intestinal villus
height and the ratio of villus height to crypt depth, and the decreased small intestinal crypt depth of weaned pigs in this study.
Reports on the effects on feeding PKE diets on intestinal villus
height and crypt depth were inconsistent.