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Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494934/the-expression-of-nkg2d-on-porcine-iel-and-its-possible-relation-to-the-adaptive-intestinal-immune-system
#1
Sara Altmeyer, Jürgen Zentek, Wilfried Vahjen, Lydia Scharek-Tedin
The gastrointestinal tract contains a multitude of components which include intraepithelial lymphocytes (IEL). IELs have been reported to express a variety of surface receptors that enable cross talk among various cell populations. The purpose of the reported investigation was to determine which IEL populations express the natural killer cell receptor NKG2D which is an activating receptor that plays a role in cytolytic responses. In a feeding experiment with piglets, IELs were isolated from jejunal tissue at three different stages post weaning...
May 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494933/comparative-phenotypic-and-functional-analyses-of-the-effects-of-autologous-plasma-and-recombinant-human-macrophage-colony-stimulating-factor-m-csf-on-porcine-monocyte-to-macrophage-differentiation
#2
Giulia Franzoni, Piero Bonelli, Simon Paul Graham, Antonio Giovanni Anfossi, Silvia Dei Giudici, Giovannantonio Pilo, Marco Pittau, Paola Nicolussi, Annalisa Oggiano
Porcine monocyte-derived macrophages (moMΦ) have been employed as a model cell in numerous studies of the porcine immune system. However, the lack of a standardized method for moMΦ differentiation hampers the comparison of results coming from the use of different laboratory protocols. In this study we compared the use of varying concentrations of autologous plasma (10, 20 and 30% v/v) or recombinant human macrophage-colony stimulating factor (hM-CSF; 50, 100, and 200ng/ml) to differentiate porcine monocytes into macrophages...
May 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494932/comparison-of-growth-performance-and-immune-parameters-of-three-commercial-chicken-lines-used-in-organic-production
#3
R B Kjærup, H R Juul-Madsen, L R Norup, P Sørensen, T S Dalgaard
Owing to the higher demands for avoiding medication and antibiotics, health status of the production animals plays an important role in the poultry industry, especially in organic poultry systems. Immunity plays a major role in keeping the host free from disease, and it is evident that the host's genetic make-up influences immunity and disease resistance/susceptibility in chickens. Previously, breeding strategies aimed at selection for resistance against specific diseases with the risk of creating less disease resistance against other pathogens...
May 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494931/hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-in-acute-african-swine-fever-clinic
#4
Z R Karalyan, Z R Ter-Pogossyan, N Yu Karalyan, Z B Semerjyan, M R Tatoyan, S A Karapetyan, E M Karalova
INTRODUCTION: Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) usually has been defined as the combination of a proliferation of cytologically benign, actively phagocytic macrophages in bone marrow, spleen, lymph nodes, etc. in association with fever, cytopenia, splenomegaly, and hypertriglyceridemia. HLH is often triggered by viral infection. The aim of this study was to ascertain the features of HLH involvement in African swine fever virus (ASFV) (genotype II) pathogenesis. METHODS: The serum levels of macrophage colony-stimulating factor (MCSF) and granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GMCSF), as well as the histological constitution (for hemophagocytic macrophages detection) of various organs of pigs infected with ASFV genotype II were investigated...
May 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494930/a-ros-dependent-and-caspase-3-mediated-apoptosis-in-sheep-bronchial-epithelial-cells-in-response-to-mycoplasma-ovipneumoniae-infections
#5
Di Xue, Yanan Li, Zhongjia Jiang, Guangcun Deng, Min Li, Xiaoming Liu, Yujiong Wang
Mycoplasma Ovipneumoniae (M. ovipneumoniae) is a primary etiological agent of enzootic pneumonia in sheep and goats. It can enter and colonize ovine respiratory epithelial cells to establish an infection, which leads a serious cell death of epithelial cells. However, the nature of the interaction between pathogen of M. ovipneumoniae and host cells in the cell injury is currently not well understood. In this study, we investigated the epithelial cell apoptosis caused by an infection of M. ovipneumoniae in sheep primary air-liquid interface (ALI) epithelial cultures...
May 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494929/investigation-of-corneal-autoantibodies-in-horses-with-immune-mediated-keratitis-immk
#6
B K Braus, I Miller, S Kummer, K J H Kleinwort, S Hirmer, S M Hauck, R J McMullen, M Kerschbaumer, C A Deeg
Immune mediated keratitis (IMMK) is primarily a non-ulcerative keratitis in horses causing intermittent ocular pain, eventually resulting in visual impairment. Affected horses typically respond to immunomodulatory treatment. However, the underlying cause of the disease remains enigmatic. The current study was undertaken to investigate the presence of autoantibodies in horses with immune mediated keratitis. Using 28 horses with IMMK and 27 healthy controls screening for serum autoantibodies against the corneal proteome using indirect immunofluorescence, one-dimensional (1DE) and two-dimensional electrophoresis (2DE) with subsequent western blot analysis was performed followed by mass spectrometric identification of bands or spots of interest...
May 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494928/shotgun-proteomic-analysis-of-the-secretome-of-bovine-endometrial-mesenchymal-progenitor-stem-cells-challenged-or-not-with-bacterial-lipopolysaccharide
#7
Carolina Nogueira de Moraes, Leandro Maia, Eliandre de Oliveira, Camila de Paula Freitas Dell'Aqua, Aspinas Chapwanya, Fernanda da Cruz Landim-Alvarenga, Eunice Oba
The use of the conditioned medium (CM) for diseases treatment is based on its enrichment with biomolecules with therapeutic properties and themselves have a beneficial effect. Secretome of bovine endometrial mesenchymal progenitor/stem cells (eMSCs) using a proteomics approach is until now unknown. This work aimed to evaluate the secretome of bovine eMSCs-CM challenged or not with lipopolysaccharide (LPS). For this, eMSCs characterized were challenged (TG) or not (CG). The CM was collected 12h after stimulation and submitted to mass spectrometry analysis...
May 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494927/comparison-of-interferon-and-bovine-herpesvirus-1-specific-iga-levels-in-nasal-secretions-of-dairy-cattle-administered-an-intranasal-modified-live-viral-vaccine-prior-to-calving-or-on-the-day-of-calving
#8
Victor S Cortese, Amelia Woolums, David J Hurley, Roy Berghaus, John K Bernard, Thomas H Short
Thirty-two Holstein cows were allocated to receive intranasal vaccination with modified live bovine herpesvirus-1 (BHV-1), bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV) and parainfluenza type 3 virus (PI3V) vaccine either two weeks prior to their projected calving date, or within 24h after calving. Nasal secretions were collected twice at a 12-h interval on the day prior to vaccination (day 0) and at 2, 4, 7, 10 and 14days post vaccination to measure interferon (IFN) alpha, IFN-beta, IFN-gamma, and BHV-1-specific IgA by ELISA...
May 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494926/gastrokine-mrna-expression-in-gastric-tissue-from-dogs-with-helicobacter-colonisation-but-without-inflammatory-change-during-treatment
#9
M J Sharman, B Bacci, L Santos, C S Mansfield
Gastrokines (GKNs) are bioactive substances secreted by gastric cells. Evidence supports functional roles for GKNs in gastric homeostasis, immune responses and tumour suppression. Down-regulation has been reported in Helicobacter pylori associated gastritis and other inflammatory gastrointestinal conditions in mice and people. The aim of this study was to evaluate GKN gene expression in dogs positive for other Helicobacter spp. both before and after treatment. Expression of Gkn-1 and Gkn-2 mRNA was studied in endoscopic biopsy samples collected from seven healthy dogs over three time-points pre- (T0) and at 1 and 18 weeks post-treatment for Helicobacter spp...
May 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494925/comparison-of-humoral-and-t-cell-mediated-immune-responses-to-a-single-dose-of-bovela-%C3%A2-live-double-deleted-bvdv-vaccine-or-to-a-field-bvdv-strain
#10
Ratree Platt, Lyle Kesl, Christian Guidarini, Chong Wang, James A Roth
The objective of this study was to determine and compare the humoral and cellular immune responses of calves exposed to a single dose of Bovela(®) bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) live double deleted vaccine or a field strain virus (FSV) of BVDV type 2 (strain 890). Thirty seronegative, colostrum-deprived 5 month-old Holstein steer calves that tested negative for persistent BVDV by ear notch immunohistochemistry and seronegative to BVDV types 1 and 2 were used. Calves were screened by multi-parameter flow cytometry (MP-FCM) 1 week before vaccination to ensure that they were negative for T cell responses to the BVDV types 1 and 2 viruses in the Bovela(®) vaccine...
May 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494924/loss-of-cd45-cell-surface-expression-in-canine-t-zone-lymphoma-results-from-reduced-gene-expression
#11
V Martini, M Cozzi, A Aricò, G Dalla Rovere, A Poggi, F Albonico, M Mortarino, E Ciusani, L Aresu, S Comazzi
Canine T-zone lymphoma (TZL) is a peculiar lymphoma subtype characterized by an indolent clinical course and aberrant CD45-negative phenotype, commonly recognized by flow cytometry (FC). Recent studies have described clinical presentation and behavior, but to date the mechanisms behind the loss of CD45 protein expression have never been investigated. The aims of this study were: 1) to confirm the absence of CD45 in canine TZL via the concomitant use of FC and immunohistochemistry with two different sources of antibody; and 2) to investigate the amount of CD45 transcript and the presence of CD45 gene in the neoplastic cells of dogs affected by TZL...
May 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494923/effects-of-serum-amyloid-a-on-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-production-in-feline-lymphoma-derived-cell-lines
#12
Takashi Tamamoto, Koichi Ohno, Yuko Goto-Koshino, Hajime Tsujimoto
Serum amyloid A (SAA) concentration and plasma matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) levels are increased in cats with lymphoma. In the present study, the association between SAA and MMP-9 production was evaluated using recombinant feline SAA (rfSAA) and three feline lymphoma-derived cell lines: 3201, MS4, and MCC. MMP-9 mRNA expression was significantly increased by rfSAA stimulation only in MCC cells. Secreted MMP-9 protein in culture media was confirmed by gelatin zymography, with clear bands of MMP-9 detected in MCC cells following rfSAA stimulation...
May 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494922/analysis-of-jak-stat-signaling-pathway-genes-and-their-micrornas-in-the-intestinal-mucosa-of-genetically-disparate-chicken-lines-induced-with-necrotic-enteritis
#13
Anh Duc Truong, Deivendran Rengaraj, Yeojin Hong, Cong Thanh Hoang, Yeong Ho Hong, Hyun S Lillehoj
The JAK-STAT signaling pathway plays a key role in cytokine and growth factor activation and is involved in several cellular functions and diseases. The main objective of this study was to investigate the expression of candidate JAK-STAT pathway genes and their regulators and interactors in the intestinal mucosal layer of two genetically disparate chicken lines [Marek's disease (MD)-resistant line 6.3 and MD-susceptible line 7.2] induced with necrotic enteritis (NE). Through RNA-sequencing, we investigated 116 JAK-STAT signaling pathway-related genes that were significant and differentially expressed between the intestinal mucosa of the two lines compared with respective uninfected controls...
May 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413052/purified-natural-pig-immunoglobulins-can-substitute-dietary-zinc-in-reducing-piglet-post-weaning-diarrhoea
#14
Chris J Hedegaard, Charlotte Lauridsen, Peter M H Heegaard
Enteric infectious disease in weaner piglets, including postweaning diarrhoea (PWD), are usually treated and/or prevented with antibiotics and/or zinc oxide in the piglet feed. However extensive use of antibiotics and zinc oxide in intensive animal production is unwanted as it may promote microbial antibiotic resistance and pose environmental problems. Recently, in an experimental model of PWD, we observed that oral administration of purified porcine immunoglobulin G (ppIgG) from pooled natural pig plasma could reduce enteric infection...
April 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413051/protective-efficacy-of-a-novel-recombinant-marek-s-disease-virus-vector-vaccine-against-infectious-bursal-disease-in-chickens-with-or-without-maternal-antibodies
#15
Kai Li, Yongzhen Liu, Yanping Zhang, Li Gao, Changjun Liu, Hongyu Cui, Xiaole Qi, Yulong Gao, Li Zhong, Xiaomei Wang
Infectious bursal disease (IBD) causes significant clinical and economic losses to the poultry industry worldwide. Current vaccine programs using live attenuated and inactivated vaccines have numerous drawbacks. As an alternative solution to control IBD, a Marek's disease virus (MDV) vector vaccine (rMDV-VP2) expressing the VP2 gene of infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) has been developed. In this study, the protective efficacy of rMDV-VP2 was evaluated in a dose-related experiment which showed that a single dose of 1000 PFU was sufficient to fully protect chickens against IBDV infection...
April 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413050/toll-like-receptor-2-gene-polymorphisms-in-chinese-holstein-cattle-and-their-associations-with-bovine-tuberculosis
#16
Zhanqin Zhao, Yun Xue, Zhigang Hu, Feng Zhou, Beibei Ma, Ta Long, Qiao Xue, Huisheng Liu
This study evaluated whether there was an association between polymorphisms within the Toll-like receptor 2 gene (TLR2) of Chinese Holstein cattle and susceptibility to bovine tuberculosis (BTB). In a case-control study including 210 BTB cases and 237 control cattle, we found only two common single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within the entire coding region of the TLR2 gene, A631G (rs95214857) and T1707C (rs1388116488). Additionally, the allele and genotype distributions of A631G and T1707C were not different between case and control groups, indicated that these SNPs were not associated with susceptibility to BTB...
April 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413049/evaluation-of-blood-t-lymphocyte-subpopulations-involved-in-host-cellular-immunity-in-dogs-with-mammary-cancer
#17
Maria Karayannopoulou, Tilemachos Anagnostou, Apostolia Margariti, Charalampos Kostakis, Maria Kritsepi-Konstantinou, Dimitra Psalla, Ioannis Savvas
Cancer-bearing patients are often immunosuppressed. In dogs with mammary or other cancers, various alterations in blood cell populations involved in host cellular immunity have been reported; among these cell populations some T-lymphocyte subsets play an important role against cancer. The purpose of the present study was to investigate any alterations in circulating T-lymphocyte subpopulations involved in cellular immunity in bitches with mammary cancer, in comparison to age-matched healthy intact bitches. Twenty eight dogs with mammary cancer and 14 control dogs were included in this study...
April 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413048/milk-c-reactive-protein-in-canine-mastitis
#18
Iosif Vasiu, Roman Dąbrowski, Silvia Martinez-Subiela, Jose J Ceron, Anna Wdowiak, Raul Alexandru Pop, Florinel Gheorghe Brudaşcă, Josep Pastor, Asta Tvarijonaviciute
Presence of mastitis in lactating bitches can become life threatening for both the bitch and pups. The aim of the present study was to evaluate a possible utility of C-reactive protein (CRP) in both milk and serum for canine mastitis diagnosis. Our study showed that milk CRP levels ranged between 0.1 and 4.9μg/mL and from 0.3 to 40.0μg/mL in healthy and diseased bitches (P<0.01), respectively, while serum CRP levels ranged between 2.0 and 8.6μg/mL and between 0.3 and 162.3μg/mL in healthy and diseased bitches (P<0...
April 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413047/a-homolog-of-teleostean-signal-transducer-and-activator-of-transcription-3-stat3-from-rock-bream-oplegnathus-fasciatus-structural-insights-transcriptional-modulation-and-subcellular-localization
#19
S D N K Bathige, William Shanthakumar Thulasitha, Navaneethaiyer Umasuthan, J D H E Jayasinghe, Qiang Wan, Bo-Hye Nam, Jehee Lee
Signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) is one of the crucial transcription factors in the Janus kinase (JAK)/STAT signaling pathway, and it was previously considered as acute phase response factor. A number of interleukins (ILs) such as IL-5, IL-6, IL-9, IL-10, IL-12, and IL-22 are known to be involved in activation of STAT3. In addition, various growth factors and pathogenic or oxidative stresses mediate the activation of a wide range of functions via STAT3. In this study, a STAT3 homolog was identified and functionally characterized from rock bream (RbSTAT3), Oplegnathus fasciatus...
April 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413046/heat-stress-decreases-expression-of-the-cytokines-avian-%C3%AE-defensins-4-and-6-and-toll-like-receptor-2-in-broiler-chickens-infected-with-salmonella-enteritidis
#20
W M Quinteiro-Filho, A S Calefi, D S G Cruz, T P A Aloia, A Zager, C S Astolfi-Ferreira, J A Piantino Ferreira, S Sharif, J Palermo-Neto
A high ambient temperature is a highly relevant stressor in poultry production. Heat stress (HS) has been reported to reduce animal welfare, performance indices and increase Salmonella susceptibility. Salmonella spp. are major zoonotic pathogen that cause over 1 billion of human infections worldwide annually. Therefore, the current study was designed to analyze the effect of heat stress on Salmonella infection in chickens through modulation of the immune responses. Salmonella Enteritidis was inoculated via gavage at one day of age (10(6)cfu/mL)...
April 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
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