Secretory immune response in intestinal mucosa and salivary gland after experimental infection of pigs with transmissible gastroenteritis virus.


Pigs 8 to 10 weeks of age were orally infected with transmissible gastroenteritis (TGE) virus or infected by inoculation of the virus into Thirty-Vella loops of jejunum. Concentrations of immunoglobulin (Ig) A, IgM, and IgG in serum, saliva, jejunal secretions, loop secretions, and bile were determined by solid-phase radioimmunoassay for TGE virus-infected… (More)