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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155040/radiolabelled-soman-binding-to-sera-from-rats-guinea-pigs-and-monkeys
#1
David E Lenz, Douglas Cerasoli, Donald M Maxwell
Soman is a highly toxic organophosphorus chemical warfare compound that binds rapidly and irreversibility to a variety of serine active enzymes, i.e., butyryl- and acetyl-cholinesterases and carboxylesterase. The in vivo toxicity of soman has been reported to vary significantly in different animal species, such as rats and guinea pigs or non-human primates. This species variation makes it difficult to identify appropriate animal models for therapeutic drug development under the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Animal Rule...
November 15, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143761/antibody-cross-reactivity-between-porcine-cytomegalovirus-pcmv-and-human-herpesvirus-6-hhv-6
#2
Uwe Fiebig, Angela Holzer, Daniel Ivanusic, Elena Plotzki, Hartmut Hengel, Frank Neipel, Joachim Denner
Porcine cytomegalovirus (PCMV) infection is widely prevalent among pigs, and PCMV is one of the viruses which may be transmitted during xenotransplantation using pig cells, tissues, or organs. While human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is a major risk factor for allotransplantation, it is still unclear whether PCMV is able to infect human cells or pose a risk for xenotransplantation. Previously, it was shown that transmission of PCMV after pig kidney to non-human primate transplantations resulted in a significantly reduced survival time of the transplanted organ...
October 28, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112093/all-animals-are-equal-but-some-animals-are-more-equal-than-others-plasma-lactate-and-succinate-in-hemorrhagic-shock-a-comparison-in-rodents-swine-non-human-primates-and-injured-patients
#3
Julie A Reisz, Matthew J Wither, Ernest E Moore, Anne L Slaughter, Hunter B Moore, Arsen Ghasabyan, James Chandler, Leasha J Schaub, Miguel Fragoso, Geoffrey Nunns, Christopher C Silliman, Kirk C Hansen, Anirban Banerjee, Forest R Sheppard, Angelo D'alessandro
BACKGROUND: Plasma levels of lactate and succinate are predictors of mortality in critically injured patients in military and civilian settings. In relative terms, these metabolic derangements have been recapitulated in rodent, swine and non-human primate models of severe hemorrhage. However, no direct absolute quantitative comparison has been evaluated across these species. METHODS: Ultra-high pressure liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry with stable isotope standards was used to determine absolute concentrations of baseline and post-shock levels of lactate and succinate in rats, pigs, macaques, and injured patients...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100705/broad-cross-protective-anti-hemagglutination-responses-elicited-by-influenza-microconsensus-dna-vaccine
#4
Jian Yan, Matthew P Morrow, Jaemi S Chu, Trina Racine, Charles C Reed, Amir S Khan, Kate E Broderick, J Joseph Kim, Gary P Kobinger, Niranjan Y Sardesai, David B Weiner
Despite the routine development and distribution of seasonal influenza vaccines, influenza remains an important pathogen contributing to significant human morbidity as well as mortality each year. The seasonal variability of influenza creates a significant issue for vaccine development of seasonal strains that can afford protection from infection or disease based on serotype matching. It is appreciated that the globular head of the HA antigen contained in the vaccines generates antibodies that result in HAI activity that are a major correlates of the protection against a particular strain...
October 31, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067747/effects-of-carbon-monoxide-on-early-dysfunction-and-microangiopathy-following-galt-ko-porcine-pulmonary-xenotransplantation-in-cynomolgus-monkeys
#5
Hisashi Sahara, Mitsuhiro Sekijima, Yuichi Ariyoshi, Akihiro Kawai, Kohei Miura, Shiori Waki, Louras Nathan, Yusuke Tomita, Takehiro Iwanaga, Kazuaki Nakano, Hitomi Matsunari, Hiroshi Date, Hiroshi Nagashima, Akira Shimizu, Kazuhiko Yamada
BACKGROUND: Despite progress in the current genetic manipulation of donor pigs, most non-human primates were lost within a day of receiving porcine lung transplants. We previously reported that carbon monoxide (CO) treatment improved pulmonary function in an allogeneic lung transplant (LTx) model using miniature swine. In this study, we evaluated whether the perioperative treatment with low-dose inhalation of CO has beneficial effects on porcine lung xenografts in cynomolgus monkeys (cynos)...
October 25, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059459/molecular-cloning-and-tissue-distribution-of-a-novel-marmoset-abc-transporter
#6
Shotaro Uehara, Yasuhiro Uno, Takashi Inoue, Erika Sasaki, Hiroshi Yamazaki
Common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus) have been recognized as a useful small non-human primate model in preclinical testing for drug development. In this study, a cDNA of novel ATP-dependent efflux transporter ABCB1 was cloned from marmoset liver tissue. Marmoset ABCB1 cDNA encodes a protein of 1,279 amino acid residues (MW = 141.4 kDa) containing characteristic regions of an ATP-binding cassette (ABC) protein, two hydrophobic transmembrane regions, and two cytoplasmic nucleotide-binding regions, similar to human ABCB1...
October 23, 2017: Biopharmaceutics & Drug Disposition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057561/pre-clinical-results-in-pig-to-non-human-primate-islet-xenotransplantation-using-anti-cd40-antibody-2c10r4-based-immunosuppression
#7
Jun-Seop Shin, Jong-Min Kim, Byoung-Hoon Min, Il Hee Yoon, Hyun Je Kim, Jung-Sik Kim, Yong-Hee Kim, Seong-Jun Kang, Jiyeon Kim, Hee-Jung Kang, Dong-Gyun Lim, Eung-Soo Hwang, Jongwon Ha, Sang-Joon Kim, Wan Beom Park, Chung-Gyu Park
BACKGROUND: Islet transplantation is an effective therapy for selected patients with type 1 diabetes with labile glycemic control and hypoglycemic unawareness, but donor organs are limited. Islet xenotransplantation using porcine islets will potentially solve this problem. Although successful proof of concept studies using clinically inapplicable anti-CD154 monoclonal antibody (mAb) in pig-to-non-human primate (NHP) islet xenotransplantation has been demonstrated by several groups worldwide, potentially clinically applicable anti-CD40 (2C10R4) mAb-based studies have not been reported...
October 22, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044109/apobec3h-structure-reveals-an-unusual-mechanism-of-interaction-with-duplex-rna
#8
Jennifer A Bohn, Keyur Thummar, Ashley York, Alice Raymond, W Clay Brown, Paul D Bieniasz, Theodora Hatziioannou, Janet L Smith
The APOBEC3 family of cytidine deaminases cause lethal hypermutation of retroviruses via deamination of newly reverse-transcribed viral DNA. Their ability to bind RNA is essential for virion infiltration and antiviral activity, yet the mechanisms of viral RNA recognition are unknown. By screening naturally occurring, polymorphic, non-human primate APOBEC3H variants for biological and crystallization properties, we obtained a 2.24-Å crystal structure of pig-tailed macaque APOBEC3H with bound RNA. Here, we report that APOBEC3H forms a dimer around a short RNA duplex and, despite the bound RNA, has potent cytidine deaminase activity...
October 18, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034376/exploring-the-pregnant-guinea-pig-as-a-model-for-group-b-streptococcus-intrauterine-infection
#9
Maria I Harrell, Kellie Burnside, Christopher Whidbey, Jay Vornhagen, Kristina M Adams Waldorf, Lakshmi Rajagopal
Infection of the amniotic cavity remains a major cause of preterm birth, stillbirth, fetal injury and early onset, fulminant infections in newborns. Currently, there are no effective therapies to prevent in utero infection and consequent co-morbidities. This is in part due to the lack of feasible and appropriate animal models to understand mechanisms that lead to in utero infections. Use of mouse and rat models do not fully recapitulate human pregnancy, while pregnant nonhuman primate models are limited by ethical considerations, technical constraints, and cost...
September 2017: J Infect Dis Med
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986749/pig-models-on-intestinal-development-and-therapeutics
#10
REVIEW
Lanmei Yin, Huansheng Yang, Jianzhong Li, Yali Li, Xueqing Ding, Guoyao Wu, Yulong Yin
The gastrointestinal tract plays a vital role in nutrient supply, digestion, and absorption, and has a crucial impact on the entire organism. Much attention is being paid to utilize animal models to study the pathogenesis of gastrointestinal diseases in response to intestinal development and health. The piglet has a body size similar to that of the human and is an omnivorous animal with comparable anatomy, nutritional requirements, and digestive and associated inflammatory processes, and displays similarities to the human intestinal microbial ecosystem, which make piglets more appropriate as an animal model for human than other non-primate animals...
October 6, 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963731/ex-vivo-expanded-baboon-cd39%C3%A2-%C3%A2-regulatory-t-cells-prevent-rejection-of-porcine-islet-xenografts-in-nod-scid-il-2r%C3%AE-mice-reconstituted-with-baboon-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells
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Dandan Huang, Ya Wang, Wayne J Hawthorne, Min Hu, Joanne Hawkes, Heather Burns, Sussan Davies, Feng Gao, Yi Vee Chew, Shounan Yi, Philip J O'Connell
BACKGROUND: A high immunosuppressive burden is required for long-term islet xenograft survival in non-human primates even using genetically modified donor pigs. AIMS: We aimed to investigate the capacity of baboon regulatory T cells (Treg) to suppress islet xenograft rejection, thereby developing a potential immunoregulatory or tolerance therapy that could be evaluated in NHP models of xenotransplantation. MATERIALS & METHODS: Baboon Treg expanded with stimulation by porcine peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) were characterized by cell phenotyping and suppressive activity assays in vitro...
September 30, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955181/canine-and-feline-models-of-human-genetic-diseases-and-their-contributions-to-advancing-clinical-therapies%C3%A2
#12
REVIEW
Brittney L Gurda, Allison M Bradbury, Charles H Vite
For many lethal or debilitating genetic disorders in patients there are no satisfactory therapies. Several barriers exist that hinder the developments of effective therapies including the limited availability of clinically relevant animal models that faithfully recapitulate human genetic disease. In 1974, the Referral Center for Animal Models of Human Genetic Disease (RCAM) was established by Dr. Donald F. Patterson and continued by Dr. Mark E. Haskins at the University of Pennsylvania with the mission to discover, understand, treat, and maintain breeding colonies of naturally occurring hereditary disorders in dogs and cats that are orthologous to those found in human patients...
September 2017: Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916000/development-phenotype-and-function-of-non-conventional-b-cells
#13
REVIEW
J M B Prieto, M J B Felippe
Three populations of B cells develop in fetal life: B1, B2 and marginal zone B cells. B1 cells play important roles in innate immunity in contrast to B2 cells that perform the conventional roles in adaptive immunity. B1 cells were first identified in mice based on their expression of CD5 and spontaneous secretion of IgM. B1 cells were subsequently found to have unique developmental, phenotype, tissue distribution, and functional characteristics that differ from B2 cells. These phenotypic and functional differences allow B1 cells to play important roles in immunity and homeostasis, but be implicated in autoimmune disease...
October 2017: Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899628/a-novel-approach-to-a-rabies-vaccine-based-on-a-recombinant-single-cycle-flavivirus-vector
#14
Maryann Giel-Moloney, Alexander A Rumyantsev, Fred David, Monica Figueiredo, Brad Feilmeier, Teshome Mebatsion, Mark Parrington, Harry Kleanthous, Konstantin V Pugachev
The RepliVax® vaccine (RV) platform is based on flavivirus genomes that are rationally attenuated by deletion. These single-cycle RV vaccine candidates targeting flavivirus pathogens have been demonstrated to be safe, highly immunogenic, and efficacious in animal models, including non-human primates. Here we show utility of the technology for delivery of a non-flavivirus immunogen by engineering several West Nile-based RV vectors to express full-length rabies virus G protein. The rabies virus G protein gene was incorporated in place of different West Nile structural protein gene deletions...
September 9, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891030/species-differences-in-pancreatic-binding-of-do3a-vs-cys-40-exendin4
#15
Olof Eriksson, Ulrika Rosenström, Ram K Selvaraju, Barbro Eriksson, Irina Velikyan
AIMS: Radiolabeled Exendin-4 has been proposed as suitable imaging marker for pancreatic beta cell mass quantification mediated by Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor (GLP-1R). However, noticeable species variations in basal pancreatic uptake as well as uptake reduction degree due to selective beta cell ablation were observed. METHODS: In vitro and ex vivo autoradiography studies of pancreas were performed using [(177)Lu]Lu-DO3A-VS-Cys(40)-Exendin4, in order to investigate the mechanism of uptake as well as the islet uptake contrast in mouse, rat, pig, and non-human primate...
November 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885626/evidence-for-a-primate-origin-of-zoonotic-helicobacter-suis-colonizing-domesticated-pigs
#16
Bram Flahou, Mirko Rossi, Jaco Bakker, Jan Am Langermans, Edwin Heuvelman, Jay V Solnick, Miriam E Martin, Jani O'Rourke, Le Duc Ngoan, Nguyen Xuan Hoa, Masahiko Nakamura, Anders Øverby, Hidenori Matsui, Hiroyoshi Ota, Takehisa Matsumoto, Dennis L Foss, Laurice A Kopta, Oladipo Omotosho, Maria Pia Franciosini, Patrizia Casagrande Proietti, Aizhen Guo, Han Liu, Gabriela Borilova, Ana Paula Bracarense, Sara K Lindén, Sofie De Bruyckere, Guangzhi Zhang, Chloë De Witte, Annemieke Smet, Frank Pasmans, Richard Ducatelle, Jukka Corander, Freddy Haesebrouck
Helicobacter suis is the second most prevalent Helicobacter species in the stomach of humans suffering from gastric disease. This bacterium mainly inhabits the stomach of domesticated pigs, in which it causes gastric disease, but it appears to be absent in wild boars. Interestingly, it also colonizes the stomach of asymptomatic rhesus and cynomolgus monkeys. The origin of modern human-, pig- or non-human primate-associated H. suis strains in these respective host populations was hitherto unknown. Here we show that H...
September 8, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871060/hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase-hsd1l-is-localised-to-the-pituitary-gonadal-axis-of-primates
#17
A Daniel Bird, Spencer Greatorex, David Reser, Gareth G Lavery, Timothy J Cole
Steroid hormones play clinically important and specific regulatory roles in the development, growth, metabolism, reproduction and brain function in human. The type 1 and 2 11-beta hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase enzymes (11β-HSD1 and 2) have key roles in the pre-receptor modification of glucocorticoids allowing aldosterone regulation of blood pressure, control of systemic fluid and electrolyte homeostasis and modulation of integrated metabolism and brain function. Although the activity and function of 11β-HSDs is thought to be understood, there exists an open reading frame for a distinct 11βHSD-like gene; HSD11B1L, which is present in human, non-human primate, sheep, pig and many other higher organisms, whereas an orthologue is absent in the genomes of mouse, rat and rabbit...
October 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771235/systemic-gene-delivery-transduces-the-enteric-nervous-system-of-guinea-pigs-and-cynomolgus-macaques
#18
S E Gombash, C J Cowley, J A Fitzgerald, C A Lepak, M G Neides, K Hook, L J Todd, G-D Wang, C Mueller, B K Kaspar, E C Bielefeld, A J Fischer, J D Wood, K D Foust
Characterization of adeno-associated viral vector (AAV) mediated gene delivery to the enteric nervous system (ENS) was recently described in mice and rats. In these proof-of-concept experiments, we show that intravenous injections of clinically relevant AAVs can transduce the ENS in guinea pigs and non-human primates. Neonatal guinea pigs were given intravenous injections of either AAV8 or AAV9 vectors that contained a green fluorescent protein (GFP) expression cassette or phosphate-buffered saline. Piglets were euthanized three weeks post injection and tissues were harvested for immunofluorescent analysis...
October 2017: Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759462/pig-islet-xenotransplantation
#19
Maheswaran Dhanasekaran, Johnathan J George, Gopalakrishnan Loganathan, Siddharth Narayanan, Michael G Hughes, Stuart K Williams, Appakalai N Balamurugan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current article reviews the rationale, sources and preparation of pig islets for xenotransplantation, and presents current progress in solving the problems associated with establishing pig islet transplant as a clinical treatment for type 1 diabetes. SUMMARY: Islet transplantation is an effective treatment option for type 1 diabetes, but the available supply of human pancreases is insufficient to meet the need and demand for obtaining islets...
July 28, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757007/different-susceptibility-and-pathogenesis-of-rabbit-genotype-3-hepatitis-e-virus-hev-3-and-human-hev-3-jrc-he3-in-spf-rabbits
#20
Yulin Zhang, Wanyun Gong, William Tianshi Song, Hongwei Fu, Lin Wang, Manyu Li, Ling Wang, Hui Zhuang
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is an increasingly important zoonotic infection in humans with HEV genotypes 3 and 4 being recognized as zoonotic pathogens. The relatively recently isolated genotype 3 rabbit HEV (rHEV-3) and the more well known genotype 3 isolates from humans and swine (hsHEV-3) have all been confirmed experimentally to be capable of infecting both non-human primates and specific-pathogen free (SPF) pigs. In a previous study rHEV-3 was shown to cause acute hepatitis in experimentally infected rabbits...
August 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
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