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The Ussing Chamber System: Functioning and Determination of Intestinal Transepithelial Electrical Measurements and Intestinal Integrity in Broiler Chickens

DOI: 10.18805/IJAR.B-4469    | Article Id: B-4469 | Page : 1303-1307
Citation :- The Ussing Chamber System: Functioning and Determination of Intestinal Transepithelial Electrical Measurements and Intestinal Integrity in Broiler Chickens.Indian Journal of Animal Research.2021.(55):1303-1307
R. Umaya Suganthi, P.K. Malik, G.B. Manjunatha Reddy r.umayasuganthi@gmail.com
Address : ICAR-National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Bangalore-560 030, Karnataka, India.
Submitted Date : 31-03-2021
Accepted Date : 16-06-2021

Abstract

Background: The epithelial barrier integrity reflects gut health in broiler chickens and impaired intestinal barrier is associated with production losses. So, the present report was undertaken to determine the transepithelial electrical measurements and intestinal integrity of intestinal tissues in broilers from retail shops in Bangalore, India using an Ussing chamber system.
Methods: For the present study, commercial broiler chickens were purchased from registered retail meat shops, sacrificed and the intestinal tissues were collected. The transepithelial electrical voltage, short circuit current and transepithelial electrical resistance were measured in jejunum using a contemporary Ussing chamber system following methodologies as detailed in the manuscript.
Result: The studied intestinal tissues exhibited transepithelial electrical movements across intestine and the integrity of intestinal tissues were maintained. The study also indicated the preservation of intestinal barrier integrity of broilers at the crucial destination of the live broiler chicken market which in turn ascertains the quality of the product offered to the customers.

Keywords

Broilers Duodenum Intestinal integrity Transepithelial electrical resistance Ussing chamber

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