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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436350/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-gastric-ulceration-in-pigs-slaughtered-at-170-kg
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F Gottardo, A Scollo, B Contiero, M Bottacini, C Mazzoni, S A Edwards
Oesophago-gastric ulcers (OGU) are a production and welfare problem in pigs. Stomach condition was scored for 22 551 pigs in 228 batches over a 7-month period at an abattoir in Italy processing heavy pigs for ham production. Mild or severe ulceration was observed in 20.7% of pigs, of which 13% had scar tissue. Variation between batches was high (0% to 36% prevalence of severe ulcers) and showed a significant effect of farm of origin (P<0.001). Overnight lairage increased the prevalence of mild ulcers (P<0...
April 24, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434651/neonatal-sepsis
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REVIEW
Andi L Shane, Pablo J Sánchez, Barbara J Stoll
Neonatal sepsis is the cause of substantial morbidity and mortality. Precise estimates of neonatal sepsis burden vary by setting. Differing estimates of disease burden have been reported from high-income countries compared with reports from low-income and middle-income countries. The clinical manifestations range from subclinical infection to severe manifestations of focal or systemic disease. The source of the pathogen might be attributed to an in-utero infection, acquisition from maternal flora, or postnatal acquisition from the hospital or community...
April 20, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433328/role-of-non-traditional-locations-for-seasonal-flu-vaccination-empirical-evidence-and-evaluation
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Namhoon Kim, Travis P Mountain
This study investigated the role of non-traditional locations in the decision to vaccinate for seasonal flu. We measured individuals' preferred location for seasonal flu vaccination by examining the National H1N1 Flu Survey (NHFS) conducted from late 2009 to early 2010. Our econometric model estimated the probabilities of possible choices by varying individual characteristics, and predicted the way in which the probabilities are expected to change given the specific covariates of interest. From this estimation, we observed that non-traditional locations significantly influenced the vaccination of certain individuals, such as those who are high-income, educated, White, employed, and living in a metropolitan statistical area (MSA), by increasing the coverage...
April 19, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432131/do-the-microbiota-influence-vaccines-and-protective-immunity-to-pathogens-if-so-is-there-potential-for-efficacious-microbiota-based-vaccines
#4
Dan R Littman
The gut-resident constituents of the microbiota protect the mucosa from invasive pathogens through engagement of both innate and adaptive branches of the immune system. They are also likely to provide systemic protection from pathogens, by enhancing host robustness and tolerance to the invasive microbes and by inducing immune responses that prevent their growth. These properties of commensal microbiota, particularly the capacity of some bacteria to induce diverse types of antigen-specific immune responses, raises the prospect that they could be deployed as vaccine vectors to generate effective local and systemic immunity to viral and bacterial pathogens...
April 21, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432130/do-the-microbiota-influence-vaccines-and-protective-immunity-to-pathogens-engaging-our-endogenous-adjuvants
#5
Nicholas Collins, Yasmine Belkaid
The reliance of the immune system on constitutive microbial stimulation support the idea that both responsiveness to vaccines and vaccine design need to be considered in the context of host-microbiota interactions. Manipulation of microbe function or composition via diet alteration or microbiota engraftment may soon become a viable approach to control immunity and, as such, vaccine responses. Learning from our endogenous original adjuvants could be critical in overcoming the enormous hurdle of vaccine design against the numerous pathogens that cause chronic infection...
April 21, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432128/do-the-microbiota-influence-vaccines-and-protective-immunity-to-pathogens-issues-of-sovereignty-federalism-and-points-testing-in-the-prokaryotic-and-eukaryotic-spaces-of-the-host-microbial-superorganism
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Andrew J Macpherson
In contrast to live attenuated vaccines, which are designed to induce immunity through a time-limited bloom in systemic tissues, the microbiota is a persistent feature of body surfaces, especially the intestine. The immune responses to the microbiota are idiosyncratic depending on the niche intimacy of different taxa and generally adapt the host to avoid overgrowth and maintain mutualism rather than to eliminate the organisms of that taxon. Both the microbiota and the host have so much molecular cross talk controlling each other, that the prokaryotic and the eukaryotic spaces of the host-microbial superorganism are federal rather than sovereign...
April 21, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428486/antioxidative-protection-of-squalene-adjuvant-and-rabies-vaccine-with-adjuvant
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Anna Ondrejková, Judit Süli, Jarmila Harvanová, Róbert Ondrejka, Marián Prokeš
The authors verified the possibility of antioxidative protection of squalene adjuvant emulsions by the antioxidants α-tocopherol and β-carotene. They determined the influence of β-carotene on the stability and antigenic effectiveness of adjuvant emulsion in combination with rabies vaccine.The composition of the adjuvant emulsions or vaccines was: 2.5% squalene; 6% detergents; 0.5% antioxidant; 91% water phase. The oxidative injury after UV-irradiation was followed by the detection of the peroxide value of the emulsions...
April 19, 2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425928/porcine-circoviruses-and-xenotransplantation
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REVIEW
Joachim Denner, Annette Mankertz
Allotransplantation and xenotransplantation may be associated with the transmission of pathogens from the donor to the recipient. Whereas in the case of allotransplantation the transmitted microorganisms and their pathogenic effect are well characterized, the possible influence of porcine microorganisms on humans is mostly unknown. Porcine circoviruses (PCVs) are common in pig breeds and they belong to porcine microorganisms that still have not been fully addressed in terms of evaluating the potential risk of xenotransplantation using pig cells, tissues, and organs...
April 20, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424281/distinct-roles-of-vaccinia-virus-nf-kb-inhibitor-proteins-a52-b15-and-k7-in-the-immune-response
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Mauro Di Pilato, Ernesto Mejías-Pérez, Carlos Oscar S Sorzano, Mariano Esteban
Poxviruses use a complex strategy to escape immune control, by expressing immunomodulatory proteins that could limit their use as vaccine vectors. To test the role of poxvirus NF-κB pathway inhibitors A52, B15 and K7 in immunity, we deleted their genes in a NYVAC vaccinia virus strain that expresses HIV-1 clade C antigens. After infection of mice, ablation of A52R, B15R and K7R increased dendritic cell, natural killer cell and neutrophil migration as well as chemokine/cytokine expression. Revertant viruses for these genes confirmed their role in inhibiting the innate immune system...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421187/subset-specific-expression-of-toll-like-receptors-by-bovine-afferent-lymph-dendritic-cells
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Dirk Werling, Jayne C Hope, Nazneen Siddiqui, Stephanie Widdison, Chris Russell, Paul Sopp, Tracey J Coffey
Within the ruminant system, several possibilities exist to generate dendritic cells migrating out from the tissue into the regional draining lymph nodes as afferent lymph dendritic cells (ALDCs). Here, we analyzed toll-like receptor (TLR) 1-10 mRNA expression by using quantitative real-time PCR in highly purified subsets of bovine ALDC. As TLR expression may be influenced by pathogens or vaccines and their adjuvant, it is necessary to understand what TLRs are expressed in a steady-state system to elucidate specific differences and to potentially optimize targeted vaccines...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415019/recovery-of-infective-virus-particles-in-ion-exchange-and-hydrophobic-interaction-monolith-chromatography-is-influenced-by-particle-charge-and-total-to-infective-particle-ratio
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Dora Sviben, Dubravko Forcic, Jelena Ivancic-Jelecki, Beata Halassy, Marija Brgles
Viral particles are used in medical applications as vaccines or gene therapy vectors. In order to obtain product of high purity, potency and safety for medical use purification of virus particles is a prerequisite, and chromatography is gaining increased attention to meet this aim. Here, we report on the use of ion-exchange and hydrophobic interaction chromatography on monolithic columns for purification of mumps virus (MuV) and measles virus (MeV). Efficiency of the process was monitored by quantification of infective virus particles (by 50% cell culture infective dose assay) and total virus particles, and monitoring of their size (by Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis)...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413471/influence-of-camel-milk-on-the-hepatitis-c-virus-burden-of-infected-patients
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Esmail Mohamad El-Fakharany, Nawal Abd El-Baky, Mustafa Hassan Linjawi, Abdullah Abdelhafiz Aljaddawi, Tahya Hussein Saleem, Ahmed Yassine Nassar, Ashraf Osman, Elrashdy Moustafa Redwan
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection represents a world health problem and no protective vaccine or effective drug currently exists. For economic reasons, many patients use traditional medicines to control the infection. In Egypt, camel milk is one of the traditional medicines widely consumed by patients infected with HCV. The present study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of camel milk in the treatment of patients infected with HCV. Whole camel milk from a local farm was administered to patients for 4 months (250 ml/day/patient)...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413134/the-in-vitro-mimic%C3%A2-platform-reflects-age-associated-changes-in-immunological-responses-after-influenza-vaccination
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Allison Dauner, Pankaj Agrawal, Jose Salvatico, Tenekua Tapia, Vipra Dhir, S Farzana Shaik, Donald R Drake, Anthony M Byers
Increasing research and development costs coupled with growing concerns over healthcare expenditures necessitate the generation of pre-clinical testing models better able to predict the efficacy of vaccines, drugs and biologics. An ideal system for evaluating vaccine immunogenicity will not only be reliable but also physiologically relevant, able to be influenced by immunomodulatory characteristics such as age or previous exposure to pathogens. We have previously described a fully autologous human cell-based MIMIC® (Modular IMmune In vitro Construct) platform which enables the evaluation of innate and adaptive immunity in vitro, including naïve and recall responses...
April 13, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412077/influenza-vaccine-effectiveness-estimates-in-the-dutch-population-from-2003-to-2014-the-test-negative-design-case-control-study-with-different-control-groups
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Eva van Doorn, Maryam Darvishian, Frederika Dijkstra, Gé A Donker, Pieter Overduin, Adam Meijer, Eelko Hak
Information about influenza vaccine effectiveness (IVE) is important for vaccine strain selection and immunization policy decisions. The test-negative design (TND) case-control study is commonly used to obtain IVE estimates. However, the definition of the control patients may influence IVE estimates. We have conducted a TND study using the Dutch Sentinel Practices of NIVEL Primary Care Database which includes data from patients who consulted the General Practitioner (GP) for an episode of acute influenza-like illness (ILI) or acute respiratory infection (ARI) with known influenza vaccination status...
April 12, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410814/the-effects-of-convenience-and-quality-on-the-demand-for-vaccination-results-from-a-discrete-choice-experiment
#15
Na Guo, Guojie Zhang, Dawei Zhu, Jian Wang, Luwen Shi
BACKGROUND: Vaccination is an effective way to prevent infectious diseases. Most studies analysed people's vaccine decisions, but few studies have analysed the effects of convenience such as immunisation schedule and distance and the quality of vaccination service on vaccination uptake. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper was to investigate adults' preferences for convenience and quality of vaccination service, calculate the private economic benefit from convenience (vaccination schedule and distance) and quality, and predict the uptake rate for different vaccine scenarios...
April 12, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410427/tcr-stimulation-strength-is-inversely-associated-with-establishment-of-functional-brain-resident-memory-cd8-t-cells-during-persistent-viral-infection
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Saumya Maru, Ge Jin, Todd D Schell, Aron E Lukacher
Establishing functional tissue-resident memory (TRM) cells at sites of infection is a newfound objective of T cell vaccine design. To directly assess the impact of antigen stimulation strength on memory CD8 T cell formation and function during a persistent viral infection, we created a library of mouse polyomavirus (MuPyV) variants with substitutions in a subdominant CD8 T cell epitope that exhibit a broad range of efficiency in stimulating TCR transgenic CD8 T cells. By altering a subdominant epitope in a nonstructural viral protein and monitoring memory differentiation of donor monoclonal CD8 T cells in immunocompetent mice, we circumvented potentially confounding changes in viral infection levels, virus-associated inflammation, size of the immunodominant virus-specific CD8 T cell response, and shifts in TCR affinity that may accompany temporal recruitment of endogenous polyclonal cells...
April 14, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409327/heat-shock-proteins-and-kidney-disease-perspectives-of-hsp-therapy
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REVIEW
Natalia Chebotareva, Irina Bobkova, Evgeniy Shilov
Heat shock proteins (HSPs) mediate a diverse range of cellular functions, prominently including folding and regulatory processes of cellular repair. A major property of these remarkable proteins, dependent on intracellular or extracellular location, is their capacity for immunoregulation that optimizes immune activity while avoiding hyperactivated inflammation. In this review, recent investigations are described, which examine roles of HSPs in protection of kidney tissue from various traumatic influences and demonstrate their potential for clinical management of nephritic disease...
April 13, 2017: Cell Stress & Chaperones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408120/quantifying-population-preferences-around-vaccination-against-severe-but-rare-diseases-a-conjoint-analysis-among-french-university-students-2016
#18
Joy Seanehia, Carole Treibich, Christine Holmberg, Jacqueline Müller-Nordhorn, Valerie Casin, Jocelyn Raude, Judith E Mueller
BACKGROUND: Several concepts are available to explain vaccine decision making by individual and inter-individual factors, including risk perception, social conformism and altruism. However, only a few studies have quantified the weight of these determinants in vaccine acceptance. Using a conjoint analysis tool, we aimed at eliciting preferences in a student population regarding vaccination against a rare, severe and rapidly evolving hypothetical disease, similar to meningococcal serogroup C meningitis or measles...
May 9, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404856/a-dose-dependent-plasma-signature-of-the-safety-and-immunogenicity-of-the-rvsv-ebola-vaccine-in-europe-and-africa
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Angela Huttner, Christophe Combescure, Stéphane Grillet, Mariëlle C Haks, Edwin Quinten, Christine Modoux, Selidji Todagbe Agnandji, Jessica Brosnahan, Julie-Anne Dayer, Ali M Harandi, Laurent Kaiser, Donata Medaglini, Tom Monath, Pascale Roux-Lombard, Peter G Kremsner, Tom H M Ottenhoff, Claire-Anne Siegrist
The 2014-2015 Ebola epidemic affected several African countries, claiming more than 11,000 lives and leaving thousands with ongoing sequelae. Safe and effective vaccines could prevent or limit future outbreaks. The recombinant vesicular stomatitis virus-vectored Zaire Ebola (rVSV-ZEBOV) vaccine has shown marked immunogenicity and efficacy in humans but is reactogenic at higher doses. To understand its effects, we examined plasma samples from 115 healthy volunteers from Geneva who received low-dose (LD) or high-dose (HD) vaccine or placebo...
April 12, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404461/experiences-and-perspectives-of-mothers-of-the-pertussis-vaccination-programme-in-london
#20
C G Winslade, C M Heffernan, C J Atchison
BACKGROUND: In 2012, a pertussis outbreak prompted a national vaccination programme for pregnant women, which provides passive protection for infants. Vaccine uptake in London is consistently lower than elsewhere in the UK. There are few studies looking at the reasons why pregnant women accept or refuse pertussis vaccination. Therefore, this study aimed to gain a better understanding of London women's views and experiences, to identify how services might be improved. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional qualitative semi-structured interviews study...
February 1, 2017: Public Health
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