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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918558/colorimetric-detection-of-unamplified-rift-valley-fever-virus-genetic-material-using-unmodified-gold-nanoparticles
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Mostafa R Zaher, Hanaa A Ahmed, Kareem E Z Hamada, Reham H Tammam
Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) is considered an enzootic virus in Africa. RVFV has caused several outbreaks in Egypt, sub-Saharan Africa and the Arabian Peninsula and is responsible for high mortality in ruminants and haemorrhagic fever in severe human cases. Although there are several molecular and serological diagnostic techniques used to detect this arthropod-borne virus with high sensitivity and efficiency, there is a need for a fast and reliable field screening test for rapid outbreak recording and containment...
September 16, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918235/identification-of-bluetongue-virus-serotypes-1-4-and-17-co-infections-in-sheep-flocks-during-outbreaks-in-brazil
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Lorena Lima Barbosa Guimarães, Júlio César Câmara Rosa, Ana Carolina Diniz Matos, Raquel Aparecida S Cruz, Maria Isabel Maldonado Coelho Guedes, Fernanda Alves Dorella, Henrique César Pereira Figueiredo, Saulo Petinatti Pavarini, Luciana Sonne, Zélia Inês Portela Lobato, David Driemeier
Bluetongue (BT) is a vector-borne viral disease caused by the Bluetongue virus (BTV), an Orbivirus from the Reoviridae family, affecting domestic and wild ruminants. BTV circulation in Brazil was first reported in 1978, and several serological surveys indicate that the virus is widespread, although with varied prevalence. In 2014, BT outbreaks affected sheep flocks in Rio Grande do Sul state, causing significant mortality (18.4%; 91/495) in BTV-infected sheep. In total, seven farms were monitored, and one or two sheep from each farm that died due to clinical signs of BT were necropsied...
September 5, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918153/linseed-oil-and-dgat1-k232a-polymorphism-effects-on-methane-emission-energy-and-nitrogen-metabolism-lactation-performance-ruminal-fermentation-and-rumen-microbial-composition-of-holstein-friesian-cows
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S van Gastelen, M H P W Visker, J E Edwards, E C Antunes-Fernandes, K A Hettinga, S J J Alferink, W H Hendriks, H Bovenhuis, H Smidt, J Dijkstra
Complex interactions between rumen microbiota, cow genetics, and diet composition may exist. Therefore, the effect of linseed oil, DGAT1 K232A polymorphism (DGAT1), and the interaction between linseed oil and DGAT1 on CH4 and H2 emission, energy and N metabolism, lactation performance, ruminal fermentation, and rumen bacterial and archaeal composition was investigated. Twenty-four lactating Holstein-Friesian cows (i.e., 12 with DGAT1 KK genotype and 12 with DGAT1 AA genotype) were fed 2 diets in a crossover design: a control diet and a linseed oil diet (LSO) with a difference of 22 g/kg of dry matter (DM) in fat content between the 2 diets...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918138/characterizing-effects-of-feed-restriction-and-glucagon-like-peptide-2-administration-on-biomarkers-of-inflammation-and-intestinal-morphology
#4
S K Kvidera, E A Horst, M V Sanz Fernandez, M Abuajamieh, S Ganesan, P J Gorden, H B Green, K M Schoenberg, W E Trout, A F Keating, L H Baumgard
Inadequate feed consumption reduces intestinal barrier function in both ruminants and monogastrics. Objectives were to characterize how progressive feed restriction (FR) affects inflammation, metabolism, and intestinal morphology, and to investigate if glucagon-like peptide 2 (GLP2) administration influences the aforementioned responses. Twenty-eight Holstein cows (157 ± 9 d in milk) were enrolled in 2 experimental periods. Period 1 [5 d of ad libitum (AL) feed intake] served as baseline for period 2 (5 d), during which cows received 1 of 6 treatments: (1) 100% of AL feed intake (AL100; n = 3), (2) 80% of AL feed intake (n = 5), (3) 60% of AL feed intake (n = 5), (4) 40% of AL feed intake (AL40; n = 5), (5) 40% of AL feed intake + GLP2 administration (AL40G; 75 µg/kg of BW s...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918137/reticulo-rumen-mass-epithelium-gene-expression-and-systemic-biomarkers-of-metabolism-and-inflammation-in-holstein-dairy-cows-fed-a-high-energy-diet
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J M Arroyo, A Hosseini, Z Zhou, A Alharthi, E Trevisi, J S Osorio, J J Loor
Feeding a higher-energy diet by increasing cereal grains at the expense of forage during the last 3 to 4 wk prepartum is a traditional approach to help the rumen "adapt" to the traditional diets fed at the onset of lactation. Increasing grain/concentrate in the diet changes ruminal fermentation and in sheep and goats elicits marked changes in mRNA expression of immune-related genes in ruminal epithelium. Whether such changes at the epithelial and systemic levels occur in dairy cows when the dietary energy content increases at a fixed level of concentrate is unknown...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917591/increased-left-prefrontal-brain-perfusion-after-mri-compatible-tdcs-attenuates-momentary-ruminative-self-referential-thoughts
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Chris Baeken, Jonathan Remue, Marie-Anne Vanderhasselt, Andre R Brunoni, Sara De Witte, Romain Duprat, Ernst H W Koster, Rudi De Raedt, Guo-Rong Wu
BACKGROUND: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive electrical stimulation technique, assumed to influence cognition and emotional processing. OBJECTIVE: However, it is unclear how tDCS influences spontaneous cognitive processes such as momentary self-referential thoughts on the neuronal level. METHODS: Forty healthy female volunteers participated in a single session sham-controlled crossover tDCS study while being in the MRI scanner...
September 6, 2017: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917321/a-panel-of-microsatellite-markers-to-discriminate-and-study-interactions-between-haemonchus-contortus-and-haemonchus-placei
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Michelle C Santos, Elizabeth Redman, Mônica R V Amarante, John S Gilleard, Alessandro F T Amarante
Haemonchus contortus and Haemonchus placei are two closely related economically important parasites of ruminants. Their close morphological similarity, common occurrence as co-infections and ability to hybridize makes definitive diagnosis and epidemiological studies in field populations challenging. In this paper, we describe the development of a panel of microsatellite markers that can be used to discriminate and study the genetics of these two parasite species in co-infections and mixed field populations...
September 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917311/a-new-lyophilized-tachyzoite-based-elisa-to-diagnose-besnoitia-spp-infection-in-bovids-and-wild-ruminants-improves-specificity
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P García-Lunar, L M Ortega-Mora, G Schares, C Diezma-Díaz, G Álvarez-García
Recent studies have reported that routinely used whole or soluble Besnoitia besnoiti tachyzoite (TZ) extract-based ELISAs potentially give rise to a high number of false-positive results, which may compromise control and the epidemiological studies of bovine besnoitiosis. Thus, western blot (WB) has been recommended as a confirmatory test. In the present study, a new ELISA test that employs lyophilized tachyzoites for the first time (BbSALUVET ELISA 2.0) was developed and validated with cattle sera (n=606) under a worst-case scenario...
September 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915918/a-longitudinal-study-of-serological-responses-to-coxiella-burnetii-and-shedding-at-kidding-among-intensively-managed-goats-supports-early-use-of-vaccines
#9
Michael Muleme, Angus Campbell, John Stenos, Joanne M Devlin, Gemma Vincent, Alexander Cameron, Stephen Graves, Colin R Wilks, Simon Firestone
Vaccination against Coxiella burnetii, the cause of Q fever, is reportedly the only feasible strategy of eradicating infection in ruminant herds. Preventive vaccination of seronegative goats is more effective in reducing shedding of C. burnetii than vaccinating seropositive goats. The age at which goats born on heavily-contaminated farms first seroconvert to C. burnetii has not yet been documented. In a 16-month birth cohort study, the age at which goats seroconverted against C. burnetii was investigated; 95 goats were bled every 2 weeks and tested for antibodies against C...
September 15, 2017: Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915238/a-high-resolution-atlas-of-gene-expression-in-the-domestic-sheep-ovis-aries
#10
Emily L Clark, Stephen J Bush, Mary E B McCulloch, Iseabail L Farquhar, Rachel Young, Lucas Lefevre, Clare Pridans, Hiu Tsang, Chunlei Wu, Cyrus Afrasiabi, Mick Watson, C Bruce Whitelaw, Tom C Freeman, Kim M Summers, Alan L Archibald, David A Hume
Sheep are a key source of meat, milk and fibre for the global livestock sector, and an important biomedical model. Global analysis of gene expression across multiple tissues has aided genome annotation and supported functional annotation of mammalian genes. We present a large-scale RNA-Seq dataset representing all the major organ systems from adult sheep and from several juvenile, neonatal and prenatal developmental time points. The Ovis aries reference genome (Oar v3.1) includes 27,504 genes (20,921 protein coding), of which 25,350 (19,921 protein coding) had detectable expression in at least one tissue in the sheep gene expression atlas dataset...
September 15, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913883/interactions-between-erythromycin-flunixin-meglumine-levamisole-and-plant-secondary-metabolites-towards-bovine-gastrointestinal-motility-in-vitro-study
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M Mendel, M Chłopecka, N Dziekan, W Karlik
Continued ingestion of plant secondary metabolites by ruminants can provoke pharmacological interactions with pharmaceutical agents used in animals. As some drugs and phytocompounds affect smooth muscle activity, the aim of this study was to verify the possible interaction between selected pharmaceutical agents and plant secondary metabolites towards bovine gastrointestinal motility. The interactions between phytocompounds-apigenin, quercetin, hederagenin, medicagenic acid-and medicines-erythromycin, flunixin meglumine and levamisole-were evaluated on bovine isolated abomasal and duodenal specimens obtained from routinely slaughtered cows...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912767/shifts-in-host-mucosal-innate-immune-function-are-associated-with-ruminal-microbial-succession-in-supplemental-feeding-and-grazing-goats-at-different-ages
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Jinzhen Jiao, Chuanshe Zhou, L L Guan, C S McSweeney, Shaoxun Tang, Min Wang, Zhiliang Tan
Gastrointestinal microbiota may play an important role in regulating host mucosal innate immune function. This study was conducted to test the hypothesis that age (non-rumination, transition and rumination) and feeding type [Supplemental feeding (S) vs. Grazing (G)] could alter ruminal microbial diversity and maturation of host mucosal innate immune system in goat kids. MiSeq sequencing was applied to investigate ruminal microbial composition and diversity, and RT-PCR was used to test expression of immune-related genes in ruminal mucosa...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912761/preliminary-characterization-of-medle-2-a-protein-potentially-involved-in-the-invasion-of-cryptosporidium-parvum
#13
Baoling Li, Haizhen Wu, Na Li, Jiayuan Su, Ruilian Jia, Jianlin Jiang, Yaoyu Feng, Lihua Xiao
Cryptosporidium spp. are important causes of diarrhea in humans, ruminants, and other mammals. Comparative genomic analysis indicated that genetically related and host-adapted Cryptosporidium species have different numbers of subtelomeric genes encoding the Cryptosporidium-specific MEDLE family of secreted proteins, which could contribute to differences in host specificity. In this study, a Cryptosporidium parvum-specific member of the protein family MEDLE-2 encoded by cgd5_4590 was cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911949/postprandial-high-resolution-impedance-manometry-identifies-mechanisms-of-non-response-to-proton-pump-inhibitors
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Rena Yadlapati, Michael Tye, Sabine Roman, Peter J Kahrilas, Katherine Ritter, John E Pandolfino
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Recognition of rumination and supragastric belching is often delayed as symptoms may be mistakenly attributed to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). However, distinct from GERD, rumination and supragastric belching are more responsive to behavioral interventions than to acid-suppressive and anti-reflux therapies. Postprandial high-resolution impedance manometry (PP-HRIM) is an efficient method to identify rumination and belches. We investigated the distribution of postprandial profiles determined by PP-HRIM, and identified patient features associated with postprandial profiles among patients with non-response to proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)...
September 11, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910351/lab-meets-real-life-a-laboratory-assessment-of-spontaneous-thought-and-its-ecological-validity
#15
Christine Kuehner, Annett Welz, Iris Reinhard, Georg W Alpers
People's minds frequently wander towards self-generated thoughts, which are unrelated to external stimuli or demands. These phenomena, referred to as "spontaneous thought" (ST) and "mind wandering" (MW), have previously been linked with both costs and benefits. Current assessments of ST and MW have predominantly been conducted in the laboratory, whereas studies on the ecological validity of such lab-related constructs and their interrelations are rare. The current study examined the stability of ST dimensions assessed in the lab and their predictive value with respect to MW, repetitive negative thought (uncontrollable rumination, RUM), and affect in daily life...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906067/ruminal-phytate-degradation-of-maize-grain-and-rapeseed-meal-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-as-affected-by-phytate-content-in-donor-animal-diets-and-inorganic-phosphorus-in-the-buffer
#16
E Haese, M Lengowski, E Gräter, A Föll, J Möhring, H Steingass, M Schollenberger, M Rodehutscord
The ruminal disappearance of phytate phosphorus (InsP6 -P) from maize grain and rapeseed meal (RSM) was determined in two in vitro studies. In experiment 1, two diets differing in phosphorus (P) and InsP6 -P concentration were fed to the donor animals of rumen fluid (diet HP: 0.49% P in dry matter, diet LP: 0.29% P). Maize grain and RSM were incubated in a rumen fluid/saliva mixture for 3, 6, 12 and 24 h. In experiment 2, a diet similar to diet HP was fed, and the rumen fluid was mixed with artificial saliva containing 120 mg inorganic P/l (Pi) or no inorganic P (P0)...
October 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902886/metabolic-engineering-to-simultaneously-activate-anthocyanin-and-proanthocyanidin-biosynthetic-pathways-in-nicotiana-spp
#17
Sandra Fresquet-Corrales, Edelín Roque, Alejandro Sarrión-Perdigones, Maricruz Rochina, María P López-Gresa, Huertas M Díaz-Mula, José M Bellés, Francisco Tomás-Barberán, José P Beltrán, Luis A Cañas
Proanthocyanidins (PAs), or condensed tannins, are powerful antioxidants that remove harmful free oxygen radicals from cells. To engineer the anthocyanin and proanthocyanidin biosynthetic pathways to de novo produce PAs in two Nicotiana species, we incorporated four transgenes to the plant chassis. We opted to perform a simultaneous transformation of the genes linked in a multigenic construct rather than classical breeding or retransformation approaches. We generated a GoldenBraid 2.0 multigenic construct containing two Antirrhinum majus transcription factors (AmRosea1 and AmDelila) to upregulate the anthocyanin pathway in combination with two Medicago truncatula genes (MtLAR and MtANR) to produce the enzymes that will derivate the biosynthetic pathway to PAs production...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902878/continuous-selection-pressure-to-improve-temperature-acclimation-of-tisochrysis-lutea
#18
Hubert Bonnefond, Ghjuvan Grimaud, Judith Rumin, Gaël Bougaran, Amélie Talec, Manon Gachelin, Marc Boutoute, Eric Pruvost, Olivier Bernard, Antoine Sciandra
Temperature plays a key role in outdoor industrial cultivation of microalgae. Improving the thermal tolerance of microalgae to both daily and seasonal temperature fluctuations can thus contribute to increase their annual productivity. A long term selection experiment was carried out to increase the thermal niche (temperature range for which the growth is possible) of a neutral lipid overproducing strain of Tisochrysis lutea. The experimental protocol consisted to submit cells to daily variations of temperature for 7 months...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901274/revalorizing-lignocellulose-for-the-production-of-natural-pharmaceuticals-and-other-high-value-bioproducts
#19
Heng-Phon Too, Congqiang Zhang
Lignocellulose is the most plentiful, renewable natural resource on earth and has been successfully used for the production of biofuels. A significant challenge is to develop cost-effective, environmentally friendly and efficient processes for the conversion of lignocellulose material into suitable substrates for biotransformation. A number of approaches have been explored to convert lignocellulose into sugars, e.g. combining chemical pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis. In nature, there are organisms that can biotransform the complex lignocellulose efficiently, such as wood-degrading fungi (brown rot and white rot fungi), bacteria (e...
September 11, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900616/implementing-precision-antimicrobial-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-bovine-respiratory-disease-current-limitations-and-perspectives
#20
Guillaume Lhermie, Pierre-Louis Toutain, Farid El Garch, Alain Bousquet-Mélou, Sébastien Assié
The therapeutic efficacy of an early treatment protocol with an infection-stage adjusted fluoroquinolone regimen was evaluated in a field study on young bulls (YBs) presenting signs of bovine respiratory disease (BRD). A total of 195 YB (Charolais, Limousin, and Rouge-des-Prés breeds) from 6 farms implementing or not prophylactic antimicrobial treatments (PROPHY or absence) were randomly assigned to 1 of 2 experiment groups based on time of detection of BRD and first-line marbofloxacin regimen, early adjusted dose [Early 2 (E2)] or late standard dose [Late 10 (L10)]...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
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