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Table 2 Normalised relative mRNA abundances of nutrient transporters and gut morphology (villus height, crypth depth, villus height:crypt depth ratio) in duodenum and jejunum of weaned pigs fed a control diet or a diet supplemented with 1% grape seed and grape marc meal extract (GSGME) or 1% spent hops (SH)

From: Effects of dietary polyphenol-rich plant products from grape or hop on pro-inflammatory gene expression in the intestine, nutrient digestibility and faecal microbiota of weaned pigs

  Control GSGME SH
Relative mRNA abundance of nutrient transporters 1
Duodenum    
SLC5A1 1.00 ± 0.30 0.81 ± 0.26 0.96 ± 0.19
SLC2A2 1.00 ± 0.29 0.93 ± 0.22 1.27 ± 0.34#
SLC2A5 1.00 ± 0.42 0.47 ± 0.34* 0.73 ± 0.27#
SLC15A1 1.00 ± 0.44 0.97 ± 0.60 1.03 ± 0.56
Jejunum    
SLC5A1 1.00 ± 0.38 0.78 ± 0.45 0.62 ± 0.29*
SLC2A2 1.00 ± 0.49 0.67 ± 0.48# 0.54 ± 0.29*
SLC2A5 1.00 ± 0.63 0.47 ± 0.28* 0.46 ± 0.43*
SLC15A1 1.00 ± 0.51 0.53 ± 0.29* 0.69 ± 0.65
Gut morphology 2
Duodenum    
Villus height (μm) 503 ± 29 520 ± 73 562 ± 81
Crypt depth (μm) 311 ± 51 326 ± 38 354 ± 76
Villus height:crypt depth ratio 1.65 ± 0.27 1.56 ± 0.12 1.58 ± 0.25
Jejunum    
Villus height (μm) 471 ± 94 415 ± 33 425 ± 75
Crypt depth (μm) 277 ± 44 236 ± 42 210 ± 34*
Villus height:crypt depth ratio 1.74 ± 0.27 1.86 ± 0.29 1.98 ± 0.33
  1. SLC2A2 = solute carrier family 2 (facilitated glucose transporter) 2; SLC2A5 = solute carrier family 2 (facilitated glucose transporter) 5; SLC5A1 = sodium-glucose transporter 1; SLC15A1 = solute carrier family 15 (oligopeptide transporter), member 1. Results are shown as mean ± SD (1n = 16/group; 2n = 6/group) expressed as fold of relative mRNA abundance of the control group. *Significantly different from control (P < 0.05). #Tended to differ from control (0.05 ≤ P ≤ 0.10).