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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803166/advanced-age-in-mares-affects-endometrial-secretion-of-arachidonic-acid-metabolites-during-equine-subclinical-endometritis
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Marta J Siemieniuch, Katarzyna Gajos, Roland Kozdrowski, Marcin Nowak
Even if mares continue to breed up to an advanced age, in aging mares reproductive failure is quite common. Subclinical endometritis, which occurs more often in aging mares than in younger counterparts, may cause prolongation or shortening of the inter-estrus period or the corpus luteum lifespan. We hypothesized that during subclinical endometritis the secretion of selected arachidonic acid metabolites may differ in aging mares compared to younger females. To verify this thesis, ex vivo organ cultures of endometrium were established with subsequent measurements of concentrations of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), 6-keto-PGF1α and both leukotrienes (LTs), LTB4 and LTC4 in the culture supernatants...
July 29, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802754/cost-benefit-analyses-of-supplementary-measles-immunisation-in-the-highly-immunized-population-of-new-zealand
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D T S Hayman, J C Marshall, N P French, T E Carpenter, M G Roberts, T Kiedrzynski
As endemic measles is eliminated from countries through increased immunisation, the economic benefits of enhanced immunisation programs may come into question. New Zealand has suffered from outbreaks after measles introductions from abroad and we use it as a model system to understand the benefits of catch up immunisation in highly immunised populations. We provide cost-benefit analyses for measles supplementary immunisation in New Zealand. We model outbreaks based on estimates of the basic reproduction number in the vaccinated population (Rv, the number of secondary infections in a partially immunised population), based on the number of immunologically-naïve people at district and national levels, considering both pre- and post-catch up vaccination scenarios...
August 9, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792003/vaccine-modified-nf-kb-and-gr-signaling-in-cervicovaginal-epithelium-correlates-with-protection
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L Shang, A J Smith, C S Reilly, L Duan, K E Perkey, S Wietgrefe, M Zupancic, P J Southern, R P Johnson, J V Carlis, A T Haase
Cervicovaginal epithelium plays a critical role in determining the outcome of virus transmission in the female reproductive tract (FRT) by initiating or suppressing transmission-facilitating mucosal immune responses in naïve and SIVmac239Δnef-vaccinated animals, respectively. In this study, we examined the very early responses of cervical epithelium within 24 h after vaginal exposure to SIV in naive and SIVmac239Δnef-vaccinated rhesus macaques. Using both ex vivo and in vivo experimental systems, we found that vaginal exposure to SIV rapidly induces a broad spectrum of pro-inflammatory responses in the epithelium associated with a reciprocal regulation of NF-kB and glucocorticoid receptor (GR) signaling pathways...
August 9, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781934/signaling-in-parasitic-nematodes-physicochemical-communication-between-host-and-parasite-and-endogenous-molecular-transduction-pathways-governing-worm-development-and-survival
#4
James B Lok
Signaling or communication between host and parasite may occur over relatively long ranges to enable host finding and acquisition by infective parasitic nematode larvae. Innate behaviors in infective larvae transmitted from the soil that enhance the likelihood of host contact, such as negative geotaxis and hypermotility, are likely mediated by mechanoreception and neuromuscular signaling. Host cues such as vibration of the substratum, elevated temperature, exhaled CO2, and other volatile odorants are perceived by mechanosensory and chemosensory neurons of the amphidial complex...
December 2016: Current Clinical Microbiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774548/safety-and-efficiency-of-oocyte-vitrification
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REVIEW
Neelke De Munck, Gábor Vajta
As the oocyte is the starting point for a new life, artificial reproductive technology (ART) techniques should not affect the (ultra) structural and functional integrity, or the developmental competence. Oocyte vitrification -one of the most significant achievements in human ART during the past decade- should therefore be a safe and efficient technique. This review discusses the principles and developments of the existing and future techniques, applications possibilities and safety concerns. The broad range of vitrification media and devices that are currently available, show differences in their effects on the oocyte ultrastructure and preimplantation development...
August 1, 2017: Cryobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764815/a-proteomic-insight-into-the-midgut-proteome-of-ornithodoros-moubata-females-reveals-novel-information-on-blood-digestion-in-argasid-ticks
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Ana Oleaga, Prosper Obolo-Mvoulouga, Raúl Manzano-Román, Ricardo Pérez-Sánchez
BACKGROUND: The argasid tick Ornithodoros moubata is the main African vector of the human relapsing fever agent Borrelia duttoni and the African swine fever virus. Together with saliva, the tick midgut forms part of the host-tick-pathogen interface, and numerous midgut proteins play key functions in the blood digestion-related process and the infection and transmission of pathogens. This work explores the composition of the midgut proteome of unfed and fed O. moubata females with the aim to complete the biological information already obtained from the midgut transcriptome and provide a more robust and comprehensive perspective of this biological system...
August 1, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763939/demographic-and-dietary-risk-factors-in-relation-to-urinary-metabolites-of-organophosphate-flame-retardants-in-toddlers
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M B Thomas, H M Stapleton, R L Dills, H D Violette, D A Christakis, S Sathyanarayana
Organophosphate flame retardants (OPFRs), including Tris (1,3-dichloro-isopropyl) phosphate (TDCPP), triphenyl phosphate (TPP), and isopropylated triphenyl phosphate (ITP), are increasingly used in consumer products because of the recent phase out of polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants. OPFRs have been widely detected in adults and have been linked to reproductive and endocrine changes in adult males. Carcinogenicity and damage to immunologic, neurologic and developmental systems have been observed in human cell lines...
October 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762130/modelling-coupled-within-host-and-population-dynamics-of-formula-see-text-and-formula-see-text-hiv-infection
#8
Edna Chilenje Manda, Faraimunashe Chirove
Most existing models have considered the immunological processes occurring within the host and the epidemiological processes occurring at population level as decoupled systems. We present a new model using continuous systems of non linear ordinary differential equations by directly linking the within host dynamics capturing the interactions between Langerhans cells, CD4[Formula: see text] T-cells, R5 HIV and X4 HIV and the without host dynamics of a basic compartmental HIV/AIDS model. The model captures the biological theories of the cells that take part in HIV transmission...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Mathematical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759334/b-cell-tetramer-development-for-veterinary-vaccinology
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Michael C Rahe, Kevin L Gustafson, Michael P Murtaugh
Immunological memory is elicited after either vaccination or natural exposure to a pathogen and is essential for protection against re-exposure. Despite its critical importance, the ability to interrogate the veterinary animal memory immune response has long been hindered by a paucity of tools to assess immunological memory. As a result, the evaluation and analysis of protective immune responses that predict immune protection in food and fiber animals and facilitate vaccine development are obstructed. To fill this gap in knowledge in swine, we created a B cell tetramer to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) nonstructural protein 7 (nsp7) to efficiently and effectively investigate the memory B cell response, a hallmark of anti-viral immunity...
July 31, 2017: Viral Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747985/comparative-study-of-fertilization-rates-of-c57bl-6nkorl-and-c57bl-6n-mice-obtained-from-two-other-sources
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Woo Bin Yun, Hye Ryeong Kim, Ji Eun Kim, Jun Young Choi, Mi Rim Lee, Jin Ju Park, Bo Ram Song, Young Suk Jung, Hyun Keun Song, Joon Young Cho, Kil Soo Kim, Dae Youn Hwang
C57BL/6N is the most widely used inbred mouse strain applied in a wide variety of research areas including cancer, cardiovascular biology, developmental biology, diabetes and obesity, genetics, immunology, neurobiology, and sensorineural research. To compare the fertilization rates of C57BL/6NKorl mice with two commercial C57BL/6N stocks, differences in reproductive organ structures, sperm and egg numbers, fertilization rates, and embryo development rates among C57BL/6NKorl (Korea FDA source), C57BL/6NA (USA source), and C57BL/6NB (Japan source) mice were determined...
June 2017: Laboratory Animal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745327/seminal-vesicle-fluid-increases-the-efficacy-of-intravaginal-hsv-2-vaccination
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A Varese, F Remes Lenicov, M Gonzalez Prinz, A Paletta, G Ernst, C Maeto, A Merlotti, J Sabatte, S Símula, M P Holgado, E Dantas, J Geffner, A Ceballos
Once considered merely as a vehicle for spermatozoa, it is now clear that seminal plasma (SP) induces a variety of biological actions on the female reproductive tissues able to modulate the immune response against paternal antigens. To our knowledge, the influence of SP on the immune response against sexually transmitted pathogens has not been yet evaluated. We here analyzed whether the seminal vesicle fluid (SVF), which contributes almost 60% of the SP volume in mice, could modulate the immune response against herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2)...
July 26, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736591/immune-modulation-and-treatment-of-human-papilloma-virus-related-warts-with-energetics-of-living-systems-acupuncture
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Rom Brustin, Martine Toledano, Tal Geffen, Raia Goona, Malka Hochberg, Bilha Kreisberg, Sari Murad, Jacob Pitcovski
Background: Cutaneous warts are small skin lesions formed as a result of infection by the human papilloma virus (HPV). In the lesion, viral manipulation creates a microenvironment that favors virus survival and reproduction. Most lesions eventually regress, probably as a result of a Th1-mediated immune response. However, some warts fail to regress and become persistent. Objective: The efficacy of treatment of persistent HPV-caused warts with Energetics of Living Systems acupuncture and monitored immune system involvement was tested...
June 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735887/effect-of-pyrethroids-on-female-genital-system-review
#13
REVIEW
Elena Marettova, Milan Maretta, Jaroslav Legáth
Pyrethroids have been associated with a range of toxicological effects on various organs in animals.Recent animal studies suggest that neurodevelopmental, reproductive, and immunological effects may result following exposure to some pyrethroids at levels below those that induce overt signs of neurotoxicity. A variety of pyrethroids and their metabolites have the potential to affect the reproductive system. Dose-dependent effects on reproduction are associated with exposure across pyrethroid types. In mammals, permethrin and tetramethrin and cypermethrin have been found to be associated with adverse effects at high doses...
July 16, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735668/ovine-toxoplasmosis-a-new-look-at-its-pathogenesis
#14
J Benavides, M Fernández, P Castaño, M C Ferreras, L Ortega-Mora, V Pérez
Conditions causing reproductive failure are a significant concern in the livestock industry, and amongst these, ovine toxoplasmosis is one of the most important. Despite decades of research, there remain gaps in knowledge about this disease, especially regarding the pathogenesis of abortion in sheep. As for other diseases causing ovine abortion, such as chlamydial abortion or border disease, the consequences of infection with Toxoplasma gondii depend largely on the stage of gestation, but the mechanisms involved are not well understood...
July 2017: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732430/bee-pollen-flavonoids-as-a-therapeutic-agent-in-allergic-and-immunological-disorders
#15
Masoomeh Jannesar, Maryam Sharif Shoushtari, Ahmad Majd, Zahra Pourpak
Bee pollen grains, as the male reproductive part of seed-bearing plants contain considerable concentrations of various phytochemicals and nutrients. Since antiquity, people throughout the world used pollens to cure colds, flu, ulcers, premature aging, anemia and colitis. It is now well-documented that some bee pollen secondary metabolites (e.g. flavonoid) may have positive health effects. In recent years, the flavonoids have attracted much interest because of their wide range of biological properties and their beneficial effects on human health...
June 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727254/introduction-to-the-chinese-society-for-reproductive-immunology
#16
Da-Jin Li
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August 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716191/effect-of-immunologic-solutions-on-sows-and-gilts-on-time-to-stability-and-production-losses-in-breeding-herds-infected-with-1-7-4-prrsv
#17
D C L Linhares, C Betlach, R B Morrison
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSv) is an economically significant swine pathogen causing production losses in the global swine industry. Clinical impact depends on many factors including the virus itself. One method to sub-type PRRSv is using restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP). The RFLP pattern 1-7-4 emerged within the United States swine industry in 2014 and has become prevalent since then. This was a field study that prospectively followed 1-7-4-infected breeding herds (n=107) and compared time to stability (TTS), time to baseline production (TTBP) and total loss per 1000 sows between herds using modified-live virus vaccine (MLV) on sows and gilts (MLV-MLV), MLV on sows and MLV in addition to field virus exposure on gilts (MLV-MLV/FVE) or not deliberately exposing sows or gilts to PRRSv (Natural-Natural)...
September 1, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711026/recent-advancement-in-biosensors-technology-for-animal-and-livestock-health-management
#18
REVIEW
Suresh Neethirajan, Satish K Tuteja, Sheng-Tung Huang, David Kelton
The term biosensors encompasses devices that have the potential to quantify physiological, immunological and behavioural responses of livestock and multiple animal species. Novel biosensing methodologies offer highly specialised monitoring devices for the specific measurement of individual and multiple parameters covering an animal's physiology as well as monitoring of an animal's environment. These devices are not only highly specific and sensitive for the parameters being analysed, but they are also reliable and easy to use, and can accelerate the monitoring process...
July 8, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710016/comparative-study-of-immunopathophysiological-responses-induced-by-b-%C3%A2-melitensis-and-its-lipopolysaccharide-in-mouse-model-infected-via-intranasal-route-of-exposure
#19
Abdinasir Yusuf Osman, Abdul Aziz Saharee, Faez Firdaus Jesse, Arifah Abdul Kadir
In this study, we developed a mouse model and characterized the effects of intranasal inoculation of virulent Brucella melitensis strain 16M and its lipopolysaccharide (LPS). The effects of the exposure were compared with respective control groups. Both Brucella melitensis-infected and LPS-infected groups showed no significant clinical presentation with minor relevance in the mortality associated with the infection. In Brucella melitensis-infected group, significant histopathological changes in comparison to the LPS infected group with increase bacterial burden in the lungs, reproductive and reticuloendothelial organs were observed...
July 11, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695287/the-role-of-kir-and-hla-interactions-in-pregnancy-complications
#20
REVIEW
Francesco Colucci
Combinations of KIR and HLA genes associate with pregnancy complications as well as with many other clinical scenarios. Understanding how certain KIR and HLA genes influence the biology of a disease is, however, a formidable challenge. These are the two most variable gene families in the human genome. Moreover, the biology of a disease is best understood by studying the cells of the affected tissue. Natural Killer (NK) cells express KIR and are the most abundant leukocytes in the uterus. Most of our knowledge of NK cells is based on what we have learned from cells isolated from blood, but these are different from their tissue resident counterparts, including uterine NK (uNK) cells...
July 10, 2017: Immunogenetics
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