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Carbon monoxide, which is generated in mammals during the degradation of heme by the enzyme heme oxygenase, is an important signaling mediator. Transition metal carbonyls have been recently shown to function as carbon monoxide-releasing molecules (CO-RMs) and to elicit distinct pharmacological activities in biological systems. In the present study, we(More)
An in vitro intestinal tissue model was developed for the investigation of bacterial association in the pig small intestine under different dietary regimes. In preliminary experiments, jejunal and ileal tissue was taken from Danish Landrace pigs fed standard diet and inoculated with either Salmonella or nonpathogenic Escherichia coli strains. Higher numbers(More)
A 2 x 2 factorial experiment with pigs was undertaken to investigate the effect of particle size (fine and coarse) and feed processing (pelleted and nonpelleted) on morphological characteristics in the small intestine, cecum, and colon of pigs and on the adhesion of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium DT12 to the ileum in vitro. Ninety-six pigs (average(More)
A hollow cylinder apparatus was used to study some engineering properties of hollow cylindrical sand specimens prepared using the wet-pluviation technique. The refined specimen preparation method displayed good repeatability. Wet pluviation produced inherently cross-anisotropic specimens, with the level of initial anisotropy reducing with decreasing initial(More)
Bilirubin (BR) and biliverdin (BV), two metabolites produced during haem degradation by haem oxygenase, possess strong antioxidant activities toward peroxyl radical, hydroxyl radical and hydrogen peroxide. Considering the importance attributed to nitric oxide (NO) and its congeners in the control of physiological and pathophysiological processes, we(More)
Nitric oxide and S-nitrosothiols modulate a variety of important physiological activities. In vascular cells, agents that release NO and donate nitrosonium cation (NO(+)), such as S-nitrosoglutathione, are potent inducers of the antioxidant protein heme oxygenase 1 (HO-1) (Foresti, R., Clark, J. E., Green, C. J., and Motterlini, R. (1997) J. Biol. Chem.(More)
Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) is a cytoprotective enzyme, the expression of which is highly sensitive to induction by pro-oxidant stimuli including the substrate heme and reactive oxygen species. Conceptually, the perception that HO-1 plays a key role in response to oxidative damage is paralleled by evidence showing high expression of HO-1 in a variety of cell(More)
A two-by-two factorial experiment with pigs was conducted to study the effect of feed grinding (fine and coarse) and feed processing (pelleted and nonpelleted) on physicochemical properties, microbial populations, and survival of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium DT12 in the gastrointestinal tracts of pigs. Results demonstrated a strong effect of diet(More)
The effects of infection by Salmonella enteritidis and S. typhimurium on the small and large intestines, liver, spleen and mesenteric nodules of rats were studied in vivo. Both Salmonella serotypes persisted and proliferated in the gastrointestinal tract and invaded sub-epithelial tissues, mainly the ileum, leading to the systemic distribution of these(More)
Salmonellosis in the rat has many similarities with the disease in humans, with the ileum thought to be the main site of colonization/invasion in both species. Thus, the rat may be a useful way to study the mechanism of infection by these pathogenic bacteria. A series of infection trials carried out with Hooded Lister rats showed that a salmonella infection(More)