Correlation between apoptosis and TGF-β1 expression in the mucosal epithelium of rat small intestine in a cold stress state.

TitleCorrelation between apoptosis and TGF-β1 expression in the mucosal epithelium of rat small intestine in a cold stress state.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsLi Y, Tian D
JournalExperimental and therapeutic medicine
Volume5
Issue5
Pagination1456-1460
Date Published2013 May
Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between the expression of transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) in the mucosal tissue of rat small intestine and the apoptosis of epithelial cells in the small intestine in a cold-restraint stress state. Immunohistochemistry was used to detect the expression of TGF-β1. Terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase deoxyuridine triphosphate (dUTP) nick end labeling (TUNEL) and DNA agarose gel electrophoresis were used to detect apoptosis. After 8 and 12 h of cold-restraint stress, the positive expression rate of TGF-β1 in the rat small intestine epithelial tissue was 59.09 and 54.16%, respectively. The apoptotic index (AI) of the rat small intestine epithelial cells was 25.69±8.09 and 19.65±6.61%, respectively. The positive expression rate of TGF-β1 in the epithelial tissue of the rat small intestine was positively correlated with the AI of the epithelial cells (r=0.980, P<0.05). The epithelial cells of the rat small intestine exhibited apoptosis under cold-restraint stress. TGF-β1 is one of the key factors that induces apoptosis of the epithelial cells of the rat small intestine.

DOI10.1155/2013/589474
Alternate JournalExp Ther Med