, Volume 42, Issue 1, pp 47–48 | Cite as

Glycine absorption from the small intestines of rats after secondary infections withEimeria nieschulzi

  • S. J. Ball
  • H. M. Meade
  • C. E. Heading
Short Communications Biochemistry and Biophysics, Metabolism, Neurobiology, Pharmacology


A second (challenge) infection ofEimeria nieschulzi in clinically immune rats did not produce weight gain depression but caused a decrease in the absorption of glycine from the ileum. The malabsorption due to challenge was equivalent to that caused by the primary infection which did cause weight loss.

Key words

Eimeria nieschulzi coccidia challenge infection malabsorption ileum glycine 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. J. Ball
    • 1
    • 2
  • H. M. Meade
    • 1
    • 2
  • C. E. Heading
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biology and BiochemistryNorth East London PolytechnicLondon(England)
  2. 2.Department of Paramedical SciencesNorth East London PolytechnicLondon(England)

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