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Table 3 Numbers of periodic acid Schiff (neutral mucin)- and Alcian blue (acidic mucin)-stained goblet cells per villus or crypt in the jejunum

From: Damage to intestinal barrier integrity in piglets caused by porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus infection

  Jejunal villus Jejunal crypt
PAS-stained goblet cells
 Control 7.75 ± 0.55 5.92 ± 0.74
 PRRSV-infected 7.67 ± 0.55 22.92 ± 2.30***
AB-stained goblet cells
 Control 9.58 ± 0.89 9.58 ± 0.88
 PRRSV-infected 6.25 ± 0.63** 22.08 ± 1.30***
  1. Data are expressed as the mean ± SEM. * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01, *** p < 0.001 (statistically significant differences between the PRRSV-infected and uninfected pigs by the t-test).