Author(s): Cho WS, Chae C
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Abstract The expression of mRNA encoding tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), interleukin-1 (IL-1), IL-6 and IL-8 was studied, by in situ hybridization with a non-radioactive digoxigenin-labelled probe, in formalin-fixed, paraffin wax-embedded colonic tissue from pigs naturally infected with Salmonella typhimurium and S. choleraesuis. By in situ hybridization, a distinct positive signal for TNF-alpha, IL-1, IL-6 and IL-8 was detected in colon from all 12 infected pigs. Hybridization signals for all four inflammatory cytokines were detected primarily inflammatory cells infiltrating the lamina propria and submucosa. In comparison, expression of all four inflammatory cytokines was minimal in non-lesional colon of infected pigs and in normal colon from control pigs. The results suggest that these cytokines play an important role in the pathophysiological processes in porcine salmonellosis.
This article was published in J Vet Med A Physiol Pathol Clin Med
and referenced in Applied Microbiology: Open Access