Functional changes induced by psychological stress are not enough to cause intestinal inflammation in Sprague-Dawley rats.

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BACKGROUND It is well known that stress contributes to the perpetuation of several gastrointestinal diseases. However, its role as a trigger of the inflammatory process in absence of other putative contributing factors remains controversial. Our aim was to elucidate whether stress per se can induce a primary gut inflammation in non-predisposed rats… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2982.2010.01507.x

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