Journal article

Evaluation of lymphocyte apoptosis in dogs with inflammatory bowel disease

Julien R Dandrieux, Valerie F Bornand, Marcus G Doherr, Rui Kano, Andreas Zurbriggen, Iwan A Burgener

American Journal of Veterinary Research | AMER VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOC | Published : 2008


OBJECTIVE: To determine whether lymphocyte apoptosis in intestinal mucosae is more common in healthy dogs than dogs with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and whether numbers of apoptotic cells increase after successful treatment of affected dogs. ANIMALS: 8 dogs with IBD (IBD dogs) and 8 healthy control dogs. PROCEDURES: Biopsy specimens of the duodenum and colon were obtained via endoscopy from dogs with IBD before and after 10 weeks of standard treatment and compared with specimens obtained from control dogs. Expression of activated caspase 3 (Casp3), caspase-cleaved fragment p85 from poly-ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP), and B-cell leukemia/lymphoma 2 (Bcl-2) was measured in the duodenal (vi..

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