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Movement of Entamoeba histolytica trophozoites in rat cecum and colon intact mucus blankets and harvested mucus gels



Movement of Entamoeba histolytica trophozoites in rat cecum and colon intact mucus blankets and harvested mucus gels



American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 39(3): 282-287



E. histolytica trophozoites were centrifuged into mucus gels harvested in vivo loops of rat caecum and proximal colon. Obvious amoebic movement was not detected in the colonic mucus, but attenuated motility was measured in the caecal mucus. The harvested rat caecal mucus had significantly lower apparent viscosity and neutral glycoprotein concentration values than the colonic mucus. A shape factor method was developed to assess the motility of amoebae in mucus gels and intact mucus blankets.

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