Applied Veterinary Morphology

The laboratory of Applied Veterinary Morphology focuses on animal-centered research. Especially research on non-rodent animal models that focuses on the development of the gut and biotransformation capacities. 

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Journal of Proteomics

On the characterisation of the porcine gland-specific salivary proteome.pdf

Prims S., Van Raemdonck G., Vanden Hole C., Van Cruchten S., Van Ginneken C., Van Ostade X., Casteleyn C.

Journal Plos One

Animal Feed Science and Technology

A review on early gut maturation and colonization in pigs, including biological and dietary factors affecting gut homeostasis

Nadia Everaert, Steven Van Cruchten, Björn Weström, Michael Bailey, Chris Van Ginneken, Thomas Thymann, Robert Pieper


Key publications

Vanden Hole C, Aerts P, Prims S, Ayuso Hernando M, Van Cruchten S, Van Ginneken C - Does intrauterine crowding affect locomotor development? A comparative study of motor performance, neuromotor maturation and gait variability among piglets that differ in birth weight and vitality.   
PLoS ONE - ISSN 1932-6203-13:4 (2018) 

Van Peer E, Jacobs F, Snoeys J, Van Houdt J, Pijpers I, Casteleyn C, Van Ginneken C, Van Cruchten S - In vitro Phase I- and Phase II-Drug Metabolism in the liver of Juvenile and Adult Göttingen Minipigs.
Pharmaceutical Research. 34 (2017), p. 750-764.

Van Peer E, Downes N, Casteleyn C, Van Ginneken C, Weeren A, Van Cruchten S - Organ data from the developing Göttingen minipig : first steps towards a juvenile PBPK model.
Journal of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. 43 (2016), p. 179-190.

Saad M, Verbueken E, Pype C, Casteleyn C, Van Ginneken C, Maes L, Cos P, Van Cruchten S - In vitro CYP1A activity in the zebrafish: temporal but low metabolite levels during organogenesis and lack of gender differences in the adult stage. Reproductive Toxicology. 64 (2016), p. 50-56.

Prims S, Tambuyzer B, Vergauwen H, Huygelen V, Van Cruchten S, Van Ginneken C, Casteleyn C. - Intestinal immune cell quantification and gram type classification of the adherent microbiota in conventionally and artificially reared, normal and low birth weight pigletsLivestock science 185(2016), p. 1-7.

De Vos M, Huygelen V, Casteleyn C, Van Cruchten S and Van Ginneken C - Alternative Models to Study the Intestinal Barrier Function of Piglets. Altern Lab Anim 40 (2012), p 26-27.





Prof. Dr. Chris Van Ginneken Campus Drie Eiken, Gebouw U
Universiteitsplein 1
2610 Wilrijk
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