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Table 4 The relative mRNA abundances of E-cadherin, occludin, ZO-1, integrin, Kv1.1 and Kv1.5 in the jejunal and ileal mucosa of suckling and weaned piglets

From: Developmental changes in intercellular junctions and Kv channels in the intestine of piglets during the suckling and post-weaning periods

Items Day age Day post-weaning SEM P-value
1 7 14 21 1 3 5 7
Jejunal mucosa
E-cadherin 1.00b 1.42b 1.64b 2.79a 1.55b 0.38c 0.61c 1.10bc 0.056 <0.001
occludin 1.00b 0.62b 1.40b 5.00a 0.63b 0.32c 0.47c 0.79b 0.087 <0.001
ZO-1 1.00b 1.24ab 1.08b 1.30a 1.01ab 0.66c 0.86bc 0.99b 0.093 0.002
integrin 1.00b 1.08ab 1.13ab 1.48a 0.72b 0.62b 1.20ab 0.98ab 0.148 0.012
Kv1.1 1.00b 1.76ab 2.02ab 0.39c 1.89ab 2.48a 1.14b 1.17b 0.160 0.029
Kv1.5 1.00b 2.50ab 3.13ab 3.23ab 3.96a 4.76a 2.77ab 1.53b 0.235 <0.001
Ileal mucosa
E-cadherin 1.00b 1.39b 1.50b 2.55a 0.97bc 0.34c 0.81bc 1.49b 0.081 <0.001
occludin 1.00b 1.15b 2.29a 3.52a 1.00b 0.87b 1.49b 1.78b 0.154 0.029
ZO-1 1.00b 1.80a 0.98b 0.86b 0.74b 0.65b 0.89b 0.90b 0.092 <0.001
integrin 1.00 1.23 0.81 0.99 0.83 0.49 0.65 0.49 0.186 0.251
Kv1.1 1.00d 3.32b 5.27a 2.36bc 4.39ab 2.42bc 1.84c 1.20d 0.206 0.001
Kv1.5 1.00b 2.77a 1.31b 0.95b 1.54b 1.41b 1.69b 1.25b 0.112 <0.001
  1. ZO-1 Zonula occludens, Kv1.1 Potassium voltage-gated channel, shaker-related subfamily, member 1, Kv1.5 Potassium voltage-gated channel, shaker-related subfamily, member 5
  2. The jejunal and ileal mucosa were obtained from 1, 7, 14, 21-d-old suckling piglets and piglets on d 1, 3, 5, 7 post-weaning at 14 d of age
  3. n = 8. a-dValues with different letters within the same row are different (P < 0.05)