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Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249323/characterization-and-comparative-analysis-of-immunoglobulin-lambda-chain-diversity-in-a-neonatal-porcine-model
#1
Nannan Guo, Menghan Su, Zicong Xie, Kankan Wang, Hongming Yuan, Mengjing Li, Jianing Li, Minghao Liu, Jing Bai, Jing Liu, Hongsheng Ouyang, Daxin Pang, Huping Jiao
To elucidate how antigen exposure and selection shape the porcine antibody repertoires, we investigated the immunoglobulin lambda light chain (IGL) gene repertoires of the binary cross-bred (Yorkshire×Landrace) pig at different developmental stages, pre-suckle neonate (0days), wean piglet (35days) and growing pig (75days) under normal farming conditions. Immunoglobulin lambda light transcript (IGLV-J-C) clones of the peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from these different developmental stages were assessed for IGL combination, junction and sequence diversity...
January 2018: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249322/saponin-quil-a-up-regulates-type-i-interferon-regulated-gene-and-type-i-and-ii-interferon-expressions-which-are-suppressed-by-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus
#2
Wasin Charerntantanakul, Dante Fabros
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) suppresses innate immune response following infection of myeloid antigen-presenting cells. Poor innate immune response results in weak and delayed PRRSV-specific adaptive immunity, and facilitates PRRSV replication, pathogenesis, and persistent infection. Numerous efforts have been made to enhance the effective innate and adaptive immune defenses to PRRSV, however, only a few attempts have so far elicited satisfactory results. The present study aims to evaluate in vitro the potential of saponin quil A to enhance the expression of type I interferon (IFN)-regulated gene, type I and II IFNs, and pro-inflammatory cytokines in PRRSV-inoculated peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC)...
January 2018: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249321/immune-function-in-arctic-mammals-natural-killer-nk-cell-like-activity-in-polar-bear-muskox-and-reindeer
#3
Jean-Pierre Desforges, Lindsay Jasperse, Trine Hammer Jensen, Carsten Grøndahl, Mads F Bertelsen, Sylvain De Guise, Christian Sonne, Rune Dietz, Milton Levin
Natural killer (NK) cells are a vital part of the rapid and non-specific immune defense against invading pathogens and tumor cells. This study evaluated NK cell-like activity by flow cytometry for the first time in three ecologically and culturally important Arctic mammal species: polar bear (Ursus maritimus), muskox (Ovibos moschatus) and reindeer (Rangifer tarandus). NK cell-like activity for all three species was most effective against the mouse lymphoma cell line YAC-1, compared to the human leukemia cell line K562; NK cell response displayed the characteristic increase in cytotoxic activity when the effector:target cell ratio increased...
January 2018: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249320/the-expression-profile-of-sterile-alpha-motif-and-histidine-aspartate-domain-containing-protein-1-samhd1-in-feline-tissues
#4
Peyman Asadian, Gillian Finnie, Dorothee Bienzle
SAMHD1 restricts lentiviruses by limiting availability of deoxynucleoside triphosphates for reverse transcription. HIV-2 and SIV have virion-associated proteins to counteract SAMHD1. Cats have an ortholog to human SAMHD1 and the FIV is restricted by human SAMHD1, but expression of feline SAMHD1 is unknown. Using a whole-body tissue microarray consisting of 24 tissues for immunohistochemistry, SAMHD1 expression was identified in a wide range of cat tissues. SAMHD1 was most strongly expressed in skin and mucosal epithelium, and in hemolymphatic and spermatogenic tissues...
January 2018: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249319/innate-immune-responses-of-equine-monocytes-cultured-in-equine-platelet-lysate
#5
Maria C Naskou, Natalie A Norton, Ian B Copland, Jacques Galipeau, John F Peroni
Platelet lysate (PL) has been extensively used for the laboratory expansion of human mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) in order to avoid fetal bovine serum (FBS) which has been associated with immune-mediated host reactions and transmission of bovine-origin microbial contaminants. Before suggesting the routine use of PL for MSC culture, we wanted to further investigate whether PL alone might trigger inflammatory responses when exposed to reactive white blood cells such as monocytes. Our objectives were to evaluate the inflammatory profile of equine monocytes cultured with equine PL (ePL) and to determine if ePL can modulate the expression of inflammatory cytokines in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated monocytes...
January 2018: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249318/defining-resilience-to-mycobacterial-disease-characteristics-of-survivors-of-ovine-paratuberculosis
#6
Kumudika de Silva, Karren Plain, Auriol Purdie, Douglas Begg, Richard Whittington
Paratuberculosis is an insidious, chronic disease of ruminants that has significant animal welfare implications and reduces on-farm profitability globally. Not all animals exposed to the causative pathogen, Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP), succumb to disease and this unique, long-term trial was designed to track animals that were resilient. The advantages of understanding immune protection include the management option to retain resilient individuals in a herd/flock and the potential for deliberate manipulation of the host immune response using novel vaccines...
January 2018: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249317/chicken-macrophages-infected-with-salmonella-s-enteritidis-or-s-heidelberg-produce-differential-responses-in-immune-and-metabolic-signaling-pathways
#7
Haiqi He, Ryan J Arsenault, Kenneth J Genovese, Casey Johnson, Michael H Kogut
Protein kinases act in coordination with phosphatases to control protein phosphorylation and regulate signaling pathways and cellular processes involved in nearly every functions of cell life. Salmonella are known to manipulate the host kinase network to gain entrance and survive inside host cells. The effect of Salmonella infection on the host kinase network has been studied in mammalian cells, but information is largely lacking in chicken immune cells. Our previous study indicated that chicken macrophage cells respond differentially to different Salmonella strains...
January 2018: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249316/immunization-of-guinea-pigs-with-salmonella-delivered-anti-brucella-formulation-reduces-organs-bacterial-load-and-mitigates-histopathological-consequences-of-brucella-abortus-544-challenge
#8
Jonathan Lalsiamthara, John Hwa Lee
With an objective to generate safe and effective anti-Brucella vaccine, an attenuated live Salmonella Typhimurium vector delivering heterologous Brucella immunogenic proteins SOD, Omp19, BLS, and PrpA formulated with purified Brucella abortus lipopolysaccharide was evaluated on a guinea pig model. This model represents high susceptibility to Brucella infections and showed similarities in reproducing human pathologies. On safety perspectives, the vaccine formulation induced no observable alterations on general health and histology of the vaccinated guinea pigs...
January 2018: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249315/the-immunomodulatory-function-of-equine-mscs-is-enhanced-by-priming-through-an-inflammatory-microenvironment-or-tlr3-ligand
#9
Jennifer M Cassano, Lauren V Schnabel, Margaret B Goodale, Lisa A Fortier
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have the therapeutic potential to treat a variety of inflammatory and degenerative disease processes, however the effects of the tissue environment on MSCs have been overlooked. Our hypothesis was that the immunomodulatory function of MSCs would be impaired by TLR4 stimulation or exposure to inflammatory macrophages, whereas their immunosuppressive properties would be enhanced by TLR3 stimulation. MSCs were exposed to polyinosinic:polycytidylic acid (poly I:C) to stimulate TLR3 receptors or lipopolysaccharide (LPS) to stimulate TLR4 receptors...
January 2018: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249314/protective-effect-of-a-polyvalent-influenza-dna-vaccine-in-pigs
#10
Ingrid Karlsson, Marie Borggren, Maiken Worsøe Rosenstierne, Ramona Trebbien, James A Williams, Enric Vidal, Júlia Vergara-Alert, David Solanes Foz, Ayub Darji, Marta Sisteré-Oró, Joaquim Segalés, Jens Nielsen, Anders Fomsgaard
BACKGROUND: Influenza A virus in swine herds represents a major problem for the swine industry and poses a constant threat for the emergence of novel pandemic viruses and the development of more effective influenza vaccines for pigs is desired. By optimizing the vector backbone and using a needle-free delivery method, we have recently demonstrated a polyvalent influenza DNA vaccine that induces a broad immune response, including both humoral and cellular immunity. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the protection of our polyvalent influenza DNA vaccine approach in a pig challenge study...
January 2018: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249313/in-silico-identification-and-high-throughput-screening-of-antigenic-proteins-as-candidates-for-a-mannheimia-haemolytica-vaccine
#11
Cassidy L Klima, Rahat Zaheer, Shaun R Cook, Jay Rasmussen, Trevor W Alexander, Andrew Potter, Steve Hendrick, Tim A McAllister
This study examined the use of comparative genomic analysis for vaccine design against Mannheimia haemolytica, a respiratory pathogen of ruminants. A total of 2,341genes were identified in at least half of the 23 genomes. Of these, a total of 240 were identified to code for N-terminal signal peptides with diverse sub-cellular localizations (78 periplasmic, 52 outer membrane, 15 extracellular, 13 cytoplasmic membrane and 82 unknown) and were examined in an ELISA assay using a coupled-cell free transcription/translation system for protein expressionwith antisera from cattle challenged with serovars 1, 2 or 6 of M...
January 2018: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249312/decreased-plasma-amino-acid-concentrations-in-cats-with-chronic-gastrointestinal-diseases-and-their-possible-contribution-in-the-inflammatory-response
#12
Kosei Sakai, Shingo Maeda, Tomohiro Yonezawa, Naoaki Matsuki
In humans, plasma amino acids (AAs) levels are used as dynamic nutritional markers. Moreover, some AAs are associated with chronic inflammation. In this study, we analyzed plasma AA profiles in cats with chronic gastrointestinal (GI) diseases. Eight healthy controls (HCs) and 12 client-owned cats with chronic GI diseases including chronic enteritis (n=8) and neoplasms (n=4) were recruited. Plasma albumin, total protein, and 22 AAs (11 essential and 11 non-essential AAs) levels were estimated. There was no significant difference in plasma albumin and total protein concentrations between the cats with chronic GI diseases and HCs...
January 2018: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129227/t-and-b-cell-activation-profiles-from-cows-with-and-without-johne-s-disease-in-response-to-in-vitro-stimulation-with-mycobacterium-avium-subspecies-paratuberculosis
#13
Meredith C Frie, Kelly R B Sporer, Brian W Kirkpatrick, Paul M Coussens
Johne's disease (JD) is a chronic wasting disease of ruminants caused by infection with Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP). JD is particularly problematic on US dairy farms: estimates show that over 50% of farms are MAP-contaminated and as many as 91% of dairy herds could be infected. Although estimates vary widely, JD may cost the dairy industry between $200 million and $1.5 billion every year. One major obstacle to JD management is that JD is difficult to detect in many animals, in part due to the variable immunity against MAP demonstrated by JD+ cattle...
December 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129226/measuring-bovine-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cell-function-at-the-site-of-mycobacterium-bovis-infection
#14
Rachel A Rusk, Mitchell V Palmer, W Ray Waters, Jodi L McGill
Bovine γδ T cells are amongst the first cells to accumulate at the site of Mycobacterium bovis infection; however, their role in the developing lesion remains unclear. We utilized transcriptomics analysis, in situ hybridization, and a macrophage/γδ T cell co-culture system to elucidate the role of γδ T cells in local immunity to M. bovis infection. Transcriptomics analysis revealed that γδ T cells upregulated expression of several novel, immune-associated genes in response to stimulation with M. bovis antigen...
December 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129225/lipopolysaccharide-induced-neutrophil-extracellular-trap-formation-in-canine-neutrophils-is-dependent-on-histone-h3-citrullination-by-peptidylarginine-deiminase
#15
Ronald H L Li, Geena Ng, Fern Tablin
Neutrophils release neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs), which are extracellular chromatin decorated with histones and antimicrobial proteins. Although known for antimicrobial properties, overzealous production of NETs (NETosis) may lead to cytotoxicity and multiple organ failure in sepsis. Pathogen-induced NETosis has been extensively studied in mice but its importance in dogs remains largely unknown. This study sought to characterize in vitro NETosis induced by E.coli LPS, including assessing the role of peptidylarginine deiminase (PAD) in canine NETosis...
December 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129224/quantification-and-phenotypic-characterisation-of-peripheral-ifn-%C3%AE-producing-leucocytes-in-chickens-vaccinated-against-newcastle-disease
#16
S H Andersen, L Vervelde, K Sutton, L R Norup, E Wattrang, H R Juul-Madsen, T S Dalgaard
The aim of this study was to optimise and evaluate an intracellular cytokine staining (ICS) assay for assessment of T cell IFN-γ responses in chickens vaccinated against Newcastle disease (ND). We aimed to validate currently available antibodies to chicken IFN-γ using transfected CHO cells. Moreover, this ICS assay was evaluated for use to detect mitogen and antigen induced IFN-γ production in chicken peripheral blood leucocytes. Chickens from an inbred white leghorn line containing two MHC haplotypes, B19 and B21, were divided into three experimental groups; one group was kept as naive controls, one group was vaccinated intramuscularly twice with a commercial inactivated ND virus (NDV) vaccine, and the last group was vaccinated orally twice with a commercial live attenuated NDV vaccine...
December 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129223/infectious-pancreatic-necrosis-virus-infection-of-fish-cell-lines-preliminary-analysis-of-gene-expressions-related-to-extracellular-matrix-remodeling-and-immunity
#17
Melina Villalba, Valeria Pérez, Laura Herrera, Cristopher Stepke, Nicolas Maldonado, Fernanda Fredericksen, Alejandro Yáñez, Víctor H Olavarría
The pathogenic infectious pancreatic necrosis virus (IPNV) causes high economic losses in fish farming. This virus can modulate several cellular processes during infection, but little is known about the infection mechanism. To investigate gene activation in response to IPNV, CHSE/F and SHK-1 cell line were infected with a cytopathic Sp field isolate of IPNV, and the expression profiles of proinflammatory, antiviral cytokine, and extracellular matrix markers were analyzed. IPNV induced the production of perlecan, fibulin-1, matrix metalloproteinase-2, 14-3-3β, interleukin-1β, Mx1, and interferon regulatory factors-1, -3, and -9...
December 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129222/both-cytopathic-and-non-cytopathic-bovine-viral-diarrhea-virus-bvdv-induced-autophagy-at-a-similar-rate
#18
Mrigendra K S Rajput, Karim Abdelsalam, Mahmoud F Darweesh, Lyle J Braun, Jason Kerkvliet, Adam D Hoppe, Christopher C L Chase
Autophagy is a cellular process that maintains cellular homeostasis by the proteolytic recycling of cytoplasm. Autophagy occurs at basal levels in almost all cells. It is upregulated in cellular stress including starvation, oxidative stress or during infection. Several viruses including flavivirus have developed strategies to subvert or use autophagy for their efficient replication. Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) is a member of the Flaviviridae family and the pestivirus virus group. BVDV is responsible for significant economic loss in cattle industry worldwide...
December 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042016/bacteria-causing-pyometra-in-bitch-and-queen-induce-neutrophil-extracellular-traps
#19
M R Rebordão, G Alexandre-Pires, M Carreira, L Adriano, C Carneiro, T Nunes, L Mateus, G Ferreira-Dias
Neutrophils are capable of releasing their DNA in response to infectious agents to form neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) to destroy pathogens. Even though pyometra in queens and bitches is a common disease, its pathogenesis is not fully understood. The aim of this study was to assess the presence of NETs in the endometrium of queens and bitches suffering from pyometra. Pyometra and normal uteri were obtained after ovariohysterectomy from adult queens and bitches in diestrus. Uterine contents were evaluated for bacterial isolation and identification and for NETs presence...
October 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042015/identification-of-monoclonal-antibodies-cross-reactive-with-bottlenose-dolphin-orthologues-of-the-major-histocompatibility-complex-and-leukocyte-differentiation-molecules
#20
Mahmoud M Elnaggar, Gaber S Abdellrazeq, Stephanie K Venn-Watson, Eric D Jensen, Victoria Hulubei, Lindsay M Fry, Randy E Sacco, William C Davis
The slow progress in understanding immunotoxic effects of environmental contaminants and their influence on disease susceptibility in whales is largely due to the limited information available on the immune systems and immune function of species included in the Cetancodontamorpha clade. Studies in species in the other major clades included in the Artiodactylamorpha, Ruminantiamorpha, Suinamorpha, and Camelidamorpha have revealed the immune systems are similar, but not identical. The present study was undertaken to expand the available monoclonal antibody reagents needed to gain insight into the composition, function, and evolution of the immune system in Cetancodontamorpha, using the dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) as a model cetacean species...
October 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
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