Electrophysiology and immunity of the mucosa in intestinal infections

Arch Med Res. Summer 1994;25(2):253-63.

Abstract

We present here some of the major concepts and approaches to study the electrophysiology of the intestinal mucosa, and review the pathophysiology of intestinal infections caused by enteropathogenic bacteria, protozoa--especially our own work on experimental amebiasis using intestinal preparations mounted in the Ussing chamber--and nematodes, and finally discuss briefly the immunophysiology of the intestinal mucosa.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Amebiasis / immunology
  • Amebiasis / physiopathology
  • Animals
  • Electrophysiology
  • Enterobacteriaceae Infections / immunology
  • Enterobacteriaceae Infections / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Immunity
  • Intestinal Diseases / immunology*
  • Intestinal Diseases / microbiology
  • Intestinal Diseases / physiopathology*
  • Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic / immunology*
  • Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic / physiopathology*
  • Intestinal Mucosa / immunology*
  • Intestinal Mucosa / physiology*
  • Nematode Infections / immunology
  • Nematode Infections / physiopathology