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Diarrhea associated with inflammatory bowel diseases has traditionally been attributed to stimulated secretion. The purpose of this study was to determine whether chronic stimulation of intestinal mucosa by interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) affects expression and function of the apical membrane Na(+)/H(+) exchangers NHE2 and NHE3 in rat intestine and Caco-2/bbe(More)
OBJECTIVES Chlamydiae are obligate intracellular bacteria, causing a variety of diseases, i.e. pneumonia, sexually transmitted disease, conjunctivitis and zoonosis. Tryptophan depletion by interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) is the most important host defence system against chlamydial infection. Thus chlamydial tryptophan metabolism is thought to play key roles(More)
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