Intestinal anaphylaxis in chickens: epithelial ion secretion as a determinant and potential component of functional immunity.

@article{Caldwell2001IntestinalAI,
  title={Intestinal anaphylaxis in chickens: epithelial ion secretion as a determinant and potential component of functional immunity.},
  author={David James Caldwell and Yael Harari and Billy Marshall Hargis and Gilbert A. Castro},
  journal={Developmental and comparative immunology},
  year={2001},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={
          169-76
        }
}
Immunity to secondary protozoan infections in chickens is accompanied by rapid onset of intestinal permeability to serum proteins, an event in mammals associated with local anaphylaxis. The permeability changes in the chicken intestine are hypothesized to be mediated by mast cell-derived paracrine factors. In a test of this hypothesis, we demonstrated, using an electrophysiological correlate of intestinal anaphylaxis (antigen-induced Cl(-) secretion), that the response of the chicken intestine… CONTINUE READING
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