Figure 4.

Photomicrographs of longitudinal sections of small intestine of the experimental groups. Jejunum segments were collected and processed for optical microscopy analysis at the end of the experiment (day 58) (N = 8 mice per group). (NC), negative control group, figures A and D; (Bov) mice treated with bovicin HC5, figures B and E; (PC) positive control group, figures C and F. The sections were stained with hematoxylin and eosin (HE; left panel) or PAS/Alcian Blue (right panel). Abbreviations: L: lumen; EP: simple cuboidal epithelium; BB: brush border; V: villum; LP: lamina propria; LC: Lieberkühn crypt; Sm: submucosa; IC: inner circular muscle layer; OL: outer longitudinal muscle layer. The asterisks indicate intraepithelial lymphocytes; simple arrow indicates Paneth cells. Black arrow head indicates goblet cells PAS/AB+; red arrow head indicates PAS+ cells. Right panel – Scale bar: 100 μm; Left panel – Scale bar: 50 μm.

Paiva et al. BMC Microbiology 2013 13:69   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-13-69
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