Aquaporins (AQPs) are membrane water channel proteins that selectively transport water or water solutes across the cell. The possible activities of these proteins in the gut of the newborn calf is unknown, although the mechanisms of neonatal absorption are particularly crucial in this species. For this reason, the aim of this research was to assess the presence and the different distribution of AQPs (AQP1, AQP4, AQP5) in the intestinal tracts of newborn calf before and after a week of food intake (colostrum/milk). The analysis performed through studies of expression and cellular localization showed the presence of these proteins in many of the examined tracts. In addition, it was observed that in all the portions of the intestinal tract, AQPs were more expressed after colostrum injestion.

Presenza e distribuzione delle Aquaporine (AQPs) nel piccolo e grosso intestino del vitello bufalino

VASSALOTTI, GIUSEPPE;PELAGALLI, ALESSANDRA;DE LUCA, ADRIANA;PERO, MARIA ELENA;SQUILLACIOTI, CATERINA;D'ANGELO, DANILA;MASTELLONE, VINCENZO;CIANI, FRANCESCA;MIRABELLA, NICOLA;CESTARO, ANNA;LOMBARDI, PIETRO;AVALLONE, LUIGI
2012

Abstract

Aquaporins (AQPs) are membrane water channel proteins that selectively transport water or water solutes across the cell. The possible activities of these proteins in the gut of the newborn calf is unknown, although the mechanisms of neonatal absorption are particularly crucial in this species. For this reason, the aim of this research was to assess the presence and the different distribution of AQPs (AQP1, AQP4, AQP5) in the intestinal tracts of newborn calf before and after a week of food intake (colostrum/milk). The analysis performed through studies of expression and cellular localization showed the presence of these proteins in many of the examined tracts. In addition, it was observed that in all the portions of the intestinal tract, AQPs were more expressed after colostrum injestion.
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