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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669389/cathelicidin-production-and-release-by-mammary-epithelial-cells-during-infectious-mastitis
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Tiziana Cubeddu, Carla Cacciotto, Salvatore Pisanu, Vittorio Tedde, Alberto Alberti, Marco Pittau, Simone Dore, Agnese Cannas, Sergio Uzzau, Stefano Rocca, Maria Filippa Addis
Cathelicidins are well-characterized antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) that are present in significant amounts in mastitic milk. Neutrophils are believed to be the main producers of these AMPs, while the role of mammary epithelial cells (MECs) in their production and release is still unclear. In this work, cathelicidin production patterns were investigated in mammary tissues of ewes infected by Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus uberis, or Mycoplasma agalactiae, with a combined approach including immunohistochemistry, immune-colocalization, and fluorescent in situ hybridization...
July 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669388/multivariate-analysis-of-the-immune-response-to-a-vaccine-as-an-alternative-to-the-repetition-of-animal-challenge-studies-for-vaccines-with-demonstrated-efficacy
#2
Ludivine Chapat, Florence Hilaire, Jérome Bouvet, Daniel Pialot, Corinne Philippe-Reversat, Anne-Laure Guiot, Lydie Remolue, Jacques Lechenet, Christine Andreoni, Hervé Poulet, Michael J Day, Karelle De Luca, Carine Cariou, Lionel Cupillard
The assessment of vaccine combinations, or the evaluation of the impact of minor modifications of one component in well-established vaccines, requires animal challenges in the absence of previously validated correlates of protection. As an alternative, we propose conducting a multivariate analysis of the specific immune response to the vaccine. This approach is consistent with the principles of the 3Rs (Refinement, Reduction and Replacement) and avoids repeating efficacy studies based on infectious challenges in vivo...
July 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669387/amplification-and-selection-of-prrsv-activated-vdj-repertoires-in-pigs-secreting-distinct-neutralizing-antiboidies
#3
Nanhua Chen, Benjamin R Trible, Raymond R R Rowland
Neutralizing antibodies (nAbs) play an important role in protective immunity against porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) infection. However, the characterization of PRRSV nAb repertoires is rarely investigated. In this study, we developed a swine VDJ amplification method and selection criteria for the characterization of PRRSV-activated VDJ repertoires. According to clonal expansion theory, two separated aliquots of lymph nodes from pigs producing different PRRSV nAbs were utilized to determine the activated B-cell repertoires...
July 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669386/dietary-cinnamaldehyde-enhances-acquisition-of-specific-antibodies-following-helminth-infection-in-pigs
#4
Andrew R Williams, Tina V A Hansen, Lukasz Krych, Hajar Fauzan Bin Ahmad, Dennis S Nielsen, Kerstin Skovgaard, Stig M Thamsborg
Dietary phytonutrients such as cinnamaldehyde (CA) may contribute to immune function during pathogen infections, and CA has been reported to have positive effects on gut health when used as feed additive for livestock. Here, we investigated whether CA could enhance antibody production and specific immune responses during infection with an enteric pathogen. We examined the effect of dietary CA on plasma antibody levels in parasite-naïve pigs, and subsequently acquisition of humoral immune responses during infection with the parasitic nematode Ascaris suum...
July 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669385/il-10-suppression-of-ifn-%C3%AE-responses-in-tuberculin-stimulated-whole-blood-from-mycobacterium-bovis-infected-cattle
#5
Michael P Sheridan, John A Browne, Mairead B Doyle, Tara Fitzsimons, Kevina McGill, Eamonn Gormley
The measurement of bovine interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) forms the basis of a diagnostic test for bovine tuberculosis where Mycobacterium bovis sensitised effector T cells produce IFN-γ following in vitro stimulation with tuberculin antigens. In cattle infected with M. bovis it is also known that the anti-inflammatory IL-10 cytokine can inhibit in vitro production of IFN-γ leading to a reduced response in the IFN-γ diagnostic test. In order to investigate this in greater detail, whole blood samples from tuberculin skin test positive and negative cattle were stimulated with bovine and avian tuberculin antigens and in parallel with a neutralising anti-IL-10 monoclonal antibody...
July 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669384/differences-in-expression-of-genes-in-the-myd88-and-trif-signalling-pathways-and-methylation-of-tlr4-and-trif-in-tibetan-chickens-and-daheng-s03-chickens-infected-with-salmonella-enterica-serovar-enteritidis
#6
Xiaocheng Li, Peng Zhang, Xiaosong Jiang, Huarui Du, Chaowu Yang, Zengrong Zhang, Shuai Men, Zhikun Zhang, Wei Jiang, Hongning Wang
Salmonella enterica serovar (S. enteritidis) is a pathogenic bacterium that can cause symptoms of food poisoning, leading to death of poultry, resulting in serious economic losses. The MyD88 and TRIF signalling pathways play important roles in activating innate and adaptive immunity in chickens infected with S. enteritidis. The objective of the present study was to characterize in vivo mRNA expressions, protein levels and methylation levels of genes in the above two pathways in both Tibetan chickens and DaHeng S03 chickens infected with S...
July 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669383/field-performance-of-six-mycobacterium-avium-subsp-paratuberculosis-antigens-in-a-20h-interferon-gamma-release-assay-in-belgium
#7
Kathy Dernivoix, Virginie Roupie, Sarah Welby, Sophie Roelandt, Sophie Viart, Jean-Jacques Letesson, Ruddy Wattiez, Kris Huygen, Marc Govaerts
Paratuberculosis, caused by Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (Map), is a chronic granulomatous enteritis which primarily affects domestic and wild ruminants, resulting in serious economic losses for dairy and beef industry around the world. There is no satisfactory cure or vaccine, and actual diagnostic tests need improvement, particularly for the initial stages of the disease. Map specific cell-mediated immune responses may allow early detection of the infection at subclinical stages. In this study, over a period of 39 months, we collected 548 blood samples in two culture-confirmed Map-infected herds, 95 blood samples in five dairy herds that scored negative during 3 consecutive years of Map serology testing and 79 samples in three culture-confirmed M...
July 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669382/new-wide-dynamic-range-assays-for-quantification-of-anti-leishmania-igg2-and-iga-antibodies-in-canine-serum
#8
Ana Cantos-Barreda, Damián Escribano, Luis J Bernal, Luis Pardo-Marín, José J Cerón, Silvia Martínez-Subiela
The aims of this study were (1) to develop and validate time resolved-immunofluorometric assays for the detection of anti-Leishmania IgG2 and IgA antibodies in canine serum and (2) to evaluate the ability of these assays to quantify different amounts of anti-Leishmania antibodies in Leishmania-seronegative and seropositive dogs, determined by a commercial ELISA assay, and between different clinical stages according to LeishVet guidelines. The analytical validation showed that the assays had a good precision with intra- and inter-assay coefficients of variation lower than 10%...
July 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669381/role-of-nets-in-the-difference-in-host-susceptibility-to-toxoplasma-gondii-between-sheep-and-cattle
#9
Kader Yildiz, Sami Gokpinar, Aycan Nuriye Gazyagci, Cahit Babur, Neslihan Sursal, Ahmet Kursat Azkur
The main aim of this study was to compare extracellular traps (NETs) formation by polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMNs) of cattle and sheep when exposed to T. gondii tachyzoites in vitro. The effects of parasite concentrations and different incubation periods on NETs development in cattle and sheep PMNs were studied. The effect of NET structures on host cell invasion by tachyzoites was also studied. This is the first report of NETs development by sheep and cattle PMNs against T. gondii in vitro. T. gondii-induced extracellular DNA production from PMNs was dependent on tachyzoite concentrations and incubation time in both sheep and cattle...
July 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615132/identification-of-a-secondary-mutation-in-the-kit-kinase-domain-correlated-with-imatinib-resistance-in-a-canine-mast-cell-tumor
#10
Yuko Nakano, Masato Kobayashi, Makoto Bonkobara, Masamine Takanosu
Imatinib-resistance is a major therapeutic problem in human chronic myeloid leukemia, human gastrointestinal stromal tumors, and canine mast cell tumors. In the present study, we identified the secondary mutation c.2006C>T in c-KIT exon 14 in a mast cell tumor obtained from a dog carrying c.1663-1671del in exon 11 and showing resistance to imatinib. The mutation in exon 14 resulted in substitution of threonine with isoleucine at position 669, which was located at the center of the ATP binding site as a gatekeeper and played an important role in binding to imatinib...
June 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615131/stimulation-of-colorectal-biopsies-from-miniature-dachshunds-with-inflammatory-colorectal-polyps-with-toll-like-receptor-ligands-a-pilot-study
#11
Nozomu Yokoyama, Hiroshi Ohta, Yumiko Kagawa, Noriyuki Nagata, Khoirun Nisa, Tomoya Morita, Tatsuyuki Osuga, Noboru Sasaki, Keitaro Morishita, Kensuke Nakamura, Mitsuyoshi Takiguchi
Inflammatory colorectal polyps (ICRPs) in miniature dachshunds (MDs) are a possible novel form of breed-specific canine inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In this pilot study, we investigated the effects of different Toll like receptor (TLR2, TLR4, TLR5 and TLR9) ligands on pro-inflammatory cytokines (IL-1β, IL-6, IL-8 and TNF-α) gene expression in ex vivo-cultured colorectal samples from four MDs with ICRPs and four healthy MDs. At baseline, no significant difference in the mRNA expression levels of TLRs and pro-inflammatory cytokines was observed between cases and control MDs...
June 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615130/different-breeds-different-blood-cytometric-analysis-of-whole-blood-cellular-composition-in-chicken-breeds
#12
Barbora Bílková, Zuzana Bainová, Jozef Janda, Lukáš Zita, Michal Vinkler
While haematological variation is well known in birds, variation in avian breeds (distinct morphotypes of the same species) remains unexplored. Poultry breeds, in particular, may show interesting evolutionary patterns and economically-relevant physiological differences. We performed a comparative examination of blood cellular composition in five chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) breeds: Araucana, Booted bantam, Czech, Minorca and Rosecomb bantam. In standard-environment-reared hens whole-blood flow cytometry revealed remarkable differences in most erythrocyte- and leukocyte-related parameters...
June 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615129/the-domestic-cat-antibody-response-to-feline-herpesvirus-1-increases-with-age
#13
Michael W Munks, Alana M Montoya, Cameron M Pywell, Garrick Talmage, Anna Forssen, Teresa L Campbell, Donald D Dodge, John W Kappler, Philippa Marrack
Herpesviruses establish lifelong infections, normally characterized by prolonged periods of latency with intermittent episodes of viral reactivation. Feline herpesvirus-1 (FHV-1) infects domestic cats, and epidemiological studies indicate that many or most domestic cats are exposed to FHV-1, but the strength and longevity of the antibody response to FHV-1 is not fully characterized. Here we describe development of an ELISA, using lysates of cat cells infected with FHV-1, that measure feline antibodies against FHV-1...
June 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615128/17%C3%AE-estradiol-and-progesterone-decrease-mdp-induced-nod2-expression-in-bovine-mammary-epithelial-cells
#14
Dan-Dan Xu, Gang Wang, Xian-Jing He, Jian-Fa Wang, Bin Yang, Zhi-Peng Sun, Dong-Bo Sun, Qian-Yu He, Xu Zhang, Rui Wu
During the periparturient period, many neuroendocrine changes develop in cows. Periparturient hormone fluxes may adversely affect mammary gland immunity and mastitis susceptibility. 17β-Estradiol (E2) and progesterone (P4) have been reported to function on immune regulation, and their concentration fluctuates dramatically during the perinatal period. Nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain (NOD)-like receptors (NLRs) mediate numerous aspects of innate immunity in humans and experimental animals. This study aimed to explore the effects of E2 and P4 on NOD2 expression in bovine mammary epithelial cells (BMECs)...
June 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615127/effect-of-feeding-lipopolysaccharide-as-an-immunostimulant-on-immune-response-and-immune-gene-expression-of-labeo-bata
#15
Lopamudra Sahoo, Janmejay Parhi, Chandan Debnath, Kurcheti Pani Prasad
This study investigates the effects of dietary lipopolysaccharide (LPS) as an immunostimulant on hematology, innate immunity, immune gene expression and protection against Edwardsiella tarda on Labeo bata. A basal diet supplemented with 0, 50, 100 and 150mg LPS kg(-1)diet was fed to the four different groups for 30days. The haematological (total erythrocyte count, total leukocyte count, total serum protein, albumin and globulin), innate immune parameters (respiratory burst, serum lysozyme, myeloperoxidase and serum bactericidal activity), immune gene expression (C3, β-2 microglobulin, lysozyme g, transferrin, IFN-1, IFN-γ) were monitored at 7th, 15th, 30th day and one day post challenge (DPC) with E...
June 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615126/unveiling-the-participation-of-avian-kinin-ornithokinin-and-its-receptors-in-the-chicken-inflammatory-response
#16
Rodrigo Guabiraba, Damien Garrido, Geoffrey Bailleul, Angélina Trotereau, Mélanie Pinaud, Anne-Christine Lalmanach, Nathalie K Chanteloup, Catherine Schouler
Vasoactive peptides are key early mediators of inflammation released through activation of different enzymatic systems. The mammalian kinin-kallikrein (K-KLK) system produces bradykinin (BK) through proteolytic cleavage of a kininogen precursor by enzymes named kallikreins. BK acts through specific ubiquitous G-protein coupled receptors (B1R and B2R) to participate in physiological processes and inflammatory responses, such as activation of mononuclear phagocytes. In chickens, the BK-like nonapeptide ornithokinin (OK) has been shown to promote intracellular calcium increase in embryonic fibroblasts and to be vasodilatory in vivo...
June 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615125/effect-of-mycoplasma-bovis-on-bovine-neutrophils
#17
Steve Jimbo, Muhammad Suleman, Teresia Maina, Tracy Prysliak, Musa Mulongo, Jose Perez-Casal
Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) is a small bacterium that lacks a cell wall. M. bovis infection results in chronic pneumonia and polyarthritis syndrome (CPPS), otitis media, conjunctivitis, and meningitis in feedlot cattle and mastitis in dairy cattle. Numerous studies of peripheral mononuclear cells (PBMC) indicate that M. bovis evades host immunity through targeted effects on immune cell activity, including inhibition of effector function and simultaneous aberrant activation of immune cell activity that has no effect on protection against the bacterium...
June 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615124/blood-and-milk-polymorphonuclear-leukocyte-and-monocyte-macrophage-functions-in-naturally-caprine-arthritis-encephalitis-virus-infection-in-dairy-goats
#18
Bruna Parapinski Santos, Fernando Nogueira Souza, Maiara Garcia Blagitz, Camila Freitas Batista, Heloísa Godoi Bertagnon, Soraia Araújo Diniz, Marcos Xavier Silva, João Paulo Amaral Haddad, Alice Maria Melville Paiva Della Libera
The exact influence of caprine arthritis encephalitis virus (CAEV) infection on blood and milk polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNLs) and monocyte/macrophages of goats remains unclear. Thus, the present study sought to explore the blood and milk PMNL and monocyte/macrophage functions in naturally CAEV-infected goats. The present study used 18 healthy Saanen goats that were segregated according to sera test outcomes into serologically CAEV negative (n=8; 14 halves) and positive (n=10; 14 halves) groups. All milk samples from mammary halves with milk bacteriologically positive outcomes, somatic cell count ≥2×10(6)cellsmL(-1), and abnormal secretions in the strip cup test were excluded...
June 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615123/quantification-of-equine-immunoglobulin-a-in-serum-and-secretions-by-a-fluorescent-bead-based-assay
#19
Christiane L Schnabel, Susanna Babasyan, Heather Freer, Bettina Wagner
Only few quantitative reports exist about the concentrations and induction of immunoglobulin A (IgA) in mucosal secretions of horses. Despite this, it is widely assumed that IgA is the predominant immunoglobulin on mucosal surfaces in the horse. Here, two new monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) against equine IgA, clones 84-1 and 161-1, were developed and characterized in detail. Both IgA mAbs specifically bound monomeric and dimeric equine IgA in different applications, such as Western blots and fluorescent bead-based assays...
June 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615122/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-generation-of-heterophil-extracellular-traps-after-salmonella-exposure
#20
Jana Pieper, Maria Locke, Gunda Ruzaike, Stefanie Voigt, Ulrich Methner, Angela Berndt
The release of extracellular traps (ETs) by granulocytes is a unique strategy to stop the dissemination of microbial pathogens. This study was undertaken to elucidate the potential of avian granulocytes (heterophils) to form ETs that can arrest and kill Salmonella organisms. After in vitro exposure of isolated heterophils and in vivo infection of day-old chicks with Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovars Infantis (SI) or Enteritidis (SE), the generation of ETs as well as the trapping and survivability of Salmonella organisms in the ET meshwork were determined by means of microscopy and spectrophotometry...
June 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
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