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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417501/d-dimer-level-in-association-with-humoral-responses-negatively-correlates-with-survival-of-porcine-islet-grafts-in-non-human-primates-with-immunosuppression
#1
Hee Jung Kang, Haneulnari Lee, Eun Mi Park, Jong-Min Kim, Byoung-Hoon Min, Chung-Gyu Park
BACKGROUND: Several immunosuppression (IS) regimens achieve long-term graft survival in non-human primates (NHPs) after porcine islet transplantation (PITx), but their success rates vary. To understand the mechanism of graft loss, we investigated the relationships between graft survival and humoral or inflammatory responses for maintenance IS in NHPs after PITx. METHODS: Islets purified from adult wild-type pigs were intraportally transplanted into streptozotocin-induced diabetic rhesus monkeys...
April 18, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397982/generation-of-chimeric-minipigs-by-aggregating-4-to-8-cell-stage-blastomeres-from-somatic-cell-nuclear-transfer-with-the-tracing-of-enhanced-green-fluorescent-protein
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Huili Ji, Chuan Long, Chong Feng, Ningning Shi, Yingdi Jiang, Guomin Zeng, Xirui Li, Jingjing Wu, Lin Lu, Shengsheng Lu, Dengke Pan
BACKGROUND: Blastocyst complementation is an important technique for generating chimeric organs in organ-deficient pigs, which holds great promise for solving the problem of a shortage of organs for human transplantation procedures. Porcine chimeras have been generated using embryonic germ cells, embryonic stem cells, and induced pluripotent stem cells; however, there are no authentic pluripotent stem cells for pigs. In previous studies, blastomeres from 4- to 8-cell-stage parthenogenetic embryos were able to generate chimeric fetuses efficiently, but the resulting fetuses did not produce live-born young...
April 11, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393447/anti-cd40-antibody-mediated-costimulation-blockade-promotes-long-term-survival-of-deep-lamellar-porcine-corneal-grafts-in-non-human-primates
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Jaeyoung Kim, Dong Hyun Kim, Hyuk Jin Choi, Hyun Ju Lee, Hee Jung Kang, Chung-Gyu Park, Eung-Soo Hwang, Mee Kum Kim, Won Ryang Wee
BACKGROUND: Corneal xenotransplantation is an effective solution for the shortage of human donor corneas, and the porcine cornea may be a suitable candidate for the donor cornea because of its optical similarity with humans. However, it is necessary to administer additional immunosuppressants to overcome antigenic differences. We aimed to investigate the feasibility of porcine corneas with anti-CD40 antibody-mediated costimulation blockade in a clinically applicable pig-to-non-human primate corneal xenotransplantation model...
April 10, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389406/simultaneous-overexpression-of-human-e5nt-and-entpd1-protects-porcine-endothelial-cells-against-h2o2-induced-oxidative-stress-and-cytotoxicity-in-vitro
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Elisa Chisci, Marco De Giorgi, Elisa Zanfrini, Angela Testasecca, Elena Brambilla, Alessandro Cinti, Laura Farina, Barbara Kutryb-Zajac, Cristina Bugarin, Chiara Villa, Emanuela Grassilli, Romina Combi, Giuseppe Gaipa, Maria Grazia Cerrito, Ilaria Rivolta, Ryszard Tomasz Smolenski, Marialuisa Lavitrano, Roberto Giovannoni
Ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) and oxidative stress still limit the survival of cells and organs in xenotransplantation models. Ectonucleotidases play an important role in inflammation and IRI in transplantation settings. We tested the potential protective effects derived by the co-expression of the two main vascular ectonucleotidases, ecto-5'-nucleotidase (E5NT) and ecto nucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase 1 (ENTPD1), in an in vitro model of H2O2-induced oxidative stress and cytotoxicity. We produced a dicistronic plasmid (named pCX-DI-2A) for the co-expression of human E5NT and ENTPD1 by using the F2A technology...
April 5, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379031/experimental-models-of-hyperlipoproteinemia-and-atherosclerosis
#5
R Poledne, L Jurčíková-Novotná
The first experimental model of atherosclerosis (in rabbits) is more than hundred years old. Several animal species have been used to produce hyperlipoproteinemia and possible atherosclerosis. The gene manipulation produced the most used models recently. This review acknowledges the extensive study of atherosclerotic changes in experimental models of hyperlipoproteinemia and atherosclerosis to come to light thus far and the purpose here is not only to summarize the published data but also to try to add some details of our experience in using these models...
April 5, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271465/porcine-islet-xenografts-a-clinical-source-of-%C3%A3-cell-grafts
#6
REVIEW
Bassem F Salama, Gregory S Korbutt
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Diabetes is medical and social burden affecting millions around the world. Despite intensive therapy, insulin fails to maintain adequate glucose homeostasis and often results in episodes of hypoglycemic unawareness. Islet transplantation is a propitious replacement therapy, and incremental improvements in islet isolation and immunosuppressive drugs have made this procedure a feasible option. Shortage of donors, graft loss, and toxic immunosuppressive agents are few of many hurdles against making human allogenic islet transplantation a routine procedure...
March 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130881/transplantation-of-hepatocytes-from-genetically-engineered-pigs-into-baboons
#7
Hayato Iwase, Hong Liu, Eva Schmelzer, Mohamed Ezzelarab, Martin Wijkstrom, Hidetaka Hara, Whayoung Lee, Jagjit Singh, Cassandra Long, Eric Lagasse, Jörg C Gerlach, David K C Cooper, Bruno Gridelli
BACKGROUND: Some patients with acute or acute-on-chronic hepatic failure die before a suitable human liver allograft becomes available. Encouraging results have been achieved in such patients by the transplantation of human hepatocyte progenitor cells from fetal liver tissue. The aim of the study was to explore survival of hepatocytes from genetically engineered pigs after direct injection into the spleen and other selected sites in immunosuppressed baboons to monitor the immune response and the metabolic function and survival of the transplanted hepatocytes...
March 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068870/induced-remodeling-of-porcine-tendons-to-human-anterior-cruciate-ligaments-by-%C3%AE-gal-epitope-removal-and-partial-crosslinking
#8
Kevin Robert Stone, Ann Walgenbach, Uri Galili
This review describes a novel method developed for processing porcine tendon and other ligament implants which enables in situ remodeling into autologous ligaments in humans. The method differs from methods using extracellular matrices (ECM) which provide post-operative ortho-biologic support (i.e. augmentation grafts) for healing of injured ligaments, in that the porcine bone-patellar-tendon-bone itself serves as the graft replacing ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The method allows for gradual remodeling of porcine tendon into autologous human ACL while maintaining the biomechanical integrity...
January 9, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part B, Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058735/safe-use-of-anti-cd154-monoclonal-antibody-in-pig-islet-xenotransplantation-in-monkeys
#9
Rita Bottino, Michael F Knoll, Joshua Graeme-Wilson, Edwin C Klein, David Ayares, Massimo Trucco, David K C Cooper
Anti-CD154mAb is a powerful co-stimulation blockade agent that is efficacious in preventing rejection, even in xenogeneic settings. It has been used in the majority of successful long-term pig-to-non-human primate islet transplantation models. However, its clinical use was halted as a result of thromboembolic complications that were also observed in preclinical and clinical organ transplantation models. An anti-CD154mAb was administered to 14 streptozotocin-induced diabetic cynomolgus monkey recipients of porcine islets, some of which received the agent for many months...
January 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034455/proliferative-enteropathy-caused-by-lawsonia-intracellularis-in-chickens
#10
T Ohta, K Kimura, K Katsuda, H Kobayashi, O Mikami, M Haritani, T Onodera
Proliferative enteropathy (PE) is an infectious disease caused by Lawsonia intracellularis (Li), an obligate intracellular bacterium. PE is endemic in swine herds and has been reported in a variety of mammals including horses, hamsters, rabbits, rats, guinea pigs, ferrets, foxes, dogs, sheep, deer and non-human primates. Avian cases are reported only in ratite birds, including emus and ostriches. Some studies show an absence of Lawsonia spp. infection in chickens. In this study, we performed morphological and bacteriological examinations on the intestines of two broiler chickens that had been condemned at a poultry slaughter plant in Japan due to intestinal haemorrhage, which was a result of focal coccidial enteritis...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002433/a-therapeutic-uricase-with-reduced-immunogenicity-risk-and-improved-development-properties
#11
Andrew C Nyborg, Chris Ward, Anna Zacco, Benoy Chacko, Luba Grinberg, James C Geoghegan, Ryan Bean, Michaela Wendeler, Frank Bartnik, Ellen O'Connor, Flaviu Gruia, Vidyashankara Iyer, Hui Feng, Varnika Roy, Mark Berge, Jeffrey N Miner, David M Wilson, Dongmei Zhou, Simone Nicholson, Clynn Wilker, Chi Y Wu, Susan Wilson, Lutz Jermutus, Herren Wu, David A Owen, Jane Osbourn, Steven Coats, Manuel Baca
Humans and higher primates are unique in that they lack uricase, the enzyme capable of oxidizing uric acid. As a consequence of this enzyme deficiency, humans have high serum uric acid levels. In some people, uric acid levels rise above the solubility limit resulting in crystallization in joints, acute inflammation in response to those crystals causes severe pain; a condition known as gout. Treatment for severe gout includes injection of non-human uricase to reduce serum uric acid levels. Krystexxa® is a hyper-PEGylated pig-baboon chimeric uricase indicated for chronic refractory gout that induces an immunogenic response in 91% of treated patients, including infusion reactions (26%) and anaphylaxis (6...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908639/animal-models-of-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection
#12
Geraldine Taylor
Human respiratory syncytial virus (hRSV) is a major cause of respiratory disease and hospitalisation of infants, worldwide, and is also responsible for significant morbidity in adults and excess deaths in the elderly. There is no licensed hRSV vaccine or effective therapeutic agent. However, there are a growing number of hRSV vaccine candidates that have been developed targeting different populations at risk of hRSV infection. Animal models of hRSV play an important role in the preclinical testing of hRSV vaccine candidates and although many have shown efficacy in preclinical studies, few have progressed to clinical trials or they have had only limited success...
January 11, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894321/encephalomyocarditis-virus-infection-in-macaca-sylvanus-and-hystrix-cristata-from-an-italian-rescue-centre-for-wild-and-exotic-animals
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Giusy Cardeti, Valeria Mariano, Claudia Eleni, Marco Aloisi, Goffredo Grifoni, Stefania Sittinieri, Giampiero Dante, Valeria Antognetti, Efrem Alessandro Foglia, Antonella Cersini, Alberigo Nardi
BACKGROUND: The Encephalomyocarditis virus (EMCV) is a small, non enveloped, positive sense single-stranded RNA virus in the genus Cardiovirus, family Picornaviridae, with two known serotypes. It is spread worldwide and infects a huge range of vertebrate hosts with zoonotic potential for humans. The pig is the mammal most likely to be impacted on with the disease, but EMCV occurrence has also been reported in non-human primates and in a variety of domestic, captive and wild animals. Until now, human cases have been very rare and the risk appears to be almost negligible in spite of human susceptibility to the infection...
November 28, 2016: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872471/recent-progress-in-xenotransplantation-with-emphasis-on-virological-safety
#14
Joachim Denner
Xenotransplantation is a new technology that may help to overcome the shortage of human tissues and organs available for the treatment of tissue and organ failure. Remarkable progress has recently been made in this field. First, understanding of the mechanisms of immunological rejection, mainly of the hyperacute rejection, allowed generating numerous genetically modified pigs to overcome rejection. Second, based on these genetically modified animals and new immunosuppression regimens, long-term survival of non-human primate recipients of heart, kidney, and islet cell cells has been reported...
November 22, 2016: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778106/the-telencephalon-of-the-g%C3%A3-ttingen-minipig-cytoarchitecture-and-cortical-surface-anatomy
#15
Carsten R Bjarkam, Andreas N Glud, Dariusz Orlowski, Jens Christian H Sørensen, Nicola Palomero-Gallagher
During the last 20 years pigs have become increasingly popular in large animal translational neuroscience research as an economical and ethical feasible substitute to non-human primates. The anatomy of the pig telencephalon is, however, not well known. We present, accordingly, a detailed description of the surface anatomy and cytoarchitecture of the Göttingen minipig telencephalon based on macrophotos and consecutive high-power microphotographs of 15 μm thick paraffin embedded Nissl-stained coronal sections...
October 24, 2016: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27718541/trafficking-of-adeno-associated-virus-vectors-across-a-model-of-the-blood-brain-barrier-a-comparative-study-of-transcytosis-and-transduction-using-primary-human-brain-endothelial-cells
#16
Steven F Merkel, Allison M Andrews, Evan M Lutton, Dakai Mu, Eloise Hudry, Bradley T Hyman, Casey A Maguire, Servio H Ramirez
Developing therapies for central nervous system (CNS) diseases is exceedingly difficult because of the blood-brain barrier (BBB). Notably, emerging technologies may provide promising new options for the treatment of CNS disorders. Adeno-associated virus serotype 9 (AAV9) has been shown to transduce cells in the CNS following intravascular administration in rodents, cats, pigs, and non-human primates. These results suggest that AAV9 is capable of crossing the BBB. However, mechanisms that govern AAV9 transendothelial trafficking at the BBB remain unknown...
January 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703172/a-tetravalent-sub-unit-dengue-vaccine-formulated-with-ionizable-cationic-lipid-nanoparticle-induces-significant-immune-responses-in-rodents-and-non-human-primates
#17
Gokul Swaminathan, Elizabeth A Thoryk, Kara S Cox, Jeffrey S Smith, Jayanthi J Wolf, Marian E Gindy, Danilo R Casimiro, Andrew J Bett
Dengue virus has emerged as an important arboviral infection worldwide. As a complex pathogen, with four distinct serotypes, the development of a successful Dengue virus vaccine has proven to be challenging. Here, we describe a novel Dengue vaccine candidate that contains truncated, recombinant, Dengue virus envelope protein from all four Dengue virus serotypes (DEN-80E) formulated with ionizable cationic lipid nanoparticles (LNPs). Immunization studies in mice, Guinea pigs, and in Rhesus macaques, revealed that LNPs induced high titers of Dengue virus neutralizing antibodies, with or without co-administration or encapsulation of a Toll-Like Receptor 9 agonist...
October 5, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27667476/replacing-reducing-and-refining-the-use-of-animals-in-tuberculosis-vaccine-research
#18
Rachel Tanner, Helen McShane
Tuberculosis (TB) remains a serious global health threat and an improved vaccine is urgently needed. New candidate TB vaccines are tested using preclinical animal models such as mice, guinea pigs, cattle and non-human primates. Animals are routinely infected with virulent Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) in challenge experiments to evaluate protective efficacy, raising ethical issues regarding the procedure of infection itself, symptoms of disease and humane end-points. We summarize the importance and limitations of animal models in TB vaccine research and review current alternatives and modifications in the context of the NC3Rs framework for replacing, reducing and refining the use of animals for scientific purposes...
2017: ALTEX
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27610605/efficient-production-of-biallelic-ggta1-knockout-pigs-by-cytoplasmic-microinjection-of-crispr-cas9-into-zygotes
#19
Bjoern Petersen, Antje Frenzel, Andrea Lucas-Hahn, Doris Herrmann, Petra Hassel, Sabine Klein, Maren Ziegler, Klaus-Gerd Hadeler, Heiner Niemann
BACKGROUND: Xenotransplantation is considered to be a promising solution to the growing demand for suitable donor organs for transplantation. Despite tremendous progress in the generation of pigs with multiple genetic modifications thought to be necessary to overcoming the severe rejection responses after pig-to-non-human primate xenotransplantation, the production of knockout pigs by somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) is still an inefficient process. Producing genetically modified pigs by intracytoplasmic microinjection of porcine zygotes is an alluring alternative...
September 2016: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27558281/comparative-virulence-of-in-vitro-cultured-primate-and-pig-associated-helicobacter-suis-strains-in-a-balb-c-mouse-and-a-mongolian-gerbil-model
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Iris Bosschem, Bram Flahou, Jaco Bakker, Edwin Heuvelman, Jan A M Langermans, Ellen De Bruyne, Myrthe Joosten, Annemieke Smet, Richard Ducatelle, Freddy Haesebrouck
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter suis (H. suis) is the most prevalent gastric non-H. pylori Helicobacter species in humans. This bacterium mainly colonizes the stomach of pigs, but it has also been detected in the stomach of nonhuman primates. The aim of this study was to obtain better insights into potential differences between pig- and primate-associated H. suis strains in virulence and pathogenesis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In vitro-isolated H. suis strains obtained from pigs, cynomolgus monkeys (Macaca fascicularis), and rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) were used for intragastric inoculation of BALB/c mice and Mongolian gerbils...
April 2017: Helicobacter
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