Effects of swine gut antimicrobial peptides on the intestinal mucosal immunity in specific-pathogen-free chickens.

@article{Wang2009EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of swine gut antimicrobial peptides on the intestinal mucosal immunity in specific-pathogen-free chickens.},
  author={Da-peng Wang and Wuren Ma and Ruiping She and Qu Sun and Yi-Ping Liu and Y Hu and Long Liu and Yefeng Yang and Ke-mei Peng},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={2009},
  volume={88 5},
  pages={967-74}
}
Sixty specific-pathogen-free chickens were randomly divided into 2 groups (30 chickens for each group) to determine the effect of swine gut antimicrobial peptides (SGAMP) on intestinal mucosal immunity. All chickens were raised in negative-pressure isolators and fed the same diet. The results were as follows. (1) In the SGAMP group, the number of mast cells was increased markedly in the duodenum from d 21 to 49 (P < 0.05), and similar results were observed in the jejunum and ileum after being… CONTINUE READING