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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231697/the-fecal-microbiota-composition-of-boar-duroc-yorkshire-landrace-and-hampshire-pigs
#1
Yingping Xiao, Kaifeng Li, Yun Xiang, Weidong Zhou, Guohong Gui, Hua Yang
To investigate the effect of host genetics on gut microbial diversity, we performed a structural survey of the fecal microbiota of four purebred boar pig lines: Duroc, Landrace, Hampshire and Yorkshire. The V3-V4 regions of the 16S rRNA genes were amplified and sequenced. A total of 783 OTUs were shared by all breeds, whereas other OTUs were breed-specific. Firmicutes and Bacteroidetes dominated the majority of the fecal microbiota; Clostridia, Bacilli and Bacteroidia were the major classes. Nine predominant genera were observed in all breeds and eight of them can produce short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs)...
February 23, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231471/pathogenic-potential-and-virulence-genotypes-of-intestinal-and-faecal-isolates-of-porcine-post-weaning-enteropathogenic-escherichia-coli
#2
Anna Malik, Béla Nagy, Renáta Kugler, Ama Szmolka
Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) are frequent causes of diarrhoea in infants and in young mammals by inducing attaching effacing (AE) lesions of the intestinal epithelium. EPEC bacteria have also been implicated in cases of porcine post-weaning diarrhoea but their pathogenicity for conventional weaned pigs remains less elucidated. This present study investigates differences in pathogenic potential and virulence genotypes of intestinal and faecal isolates of EPEC from newly-weaned pigs. For this we inoculated ligated ileal loops of four weeks old weaned pigs to assess EPEC adherence to enterocytes by histology and immunohistology...
February 9, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231318/effects-of-na-channel-blockers-on-the-restitution-of-refractory-period-conduction-time-and-excitation-wavelength-in-perfused-guinea-pig-heart
#3
Oleg E Osadchii
Na+ channel blockers flecainide and quinidine can increase propensity to ventricular tachyarrhythmia, whereas lidocaine and mexiletine are recognized as safe antiarrhythmics. Clinically, ventricular fibrillation is often precipitated by transient tachycardia that reduces action potential duration, suggesting that a critical shortening of the excitation wavelength (EW) may contribute to the arrhythmic substrate. This study examined whether different INa blockers can produce contrasting effects on the rate adaptation of the EW, which would explain the difference in their safety profile...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231264/precision-engineering-for-prrsv-resistance-in-pigs-macrophages-from-genome-edited-pigs-lacking-cd163-srcr5-domain-are-fully-resistant-to-both-prrsv-genotypes-while-maintaining-biological-function
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Christine Burkard, Simon G Lillico, Elizabeth Reid, Ben Jackson, Alan J Mileham, Tahar Ait-Ali, C Bruce A Whitelaw, Alan L Archibald
Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) is a panzootic infectious disease of pigs, causing major economic losses to the world-wide pig industry. PRRS manifests differently in pigs of all ages but primarily causes late-term abortions and stillbirths in sows and respiratory disease in piglets. The causative agent of the disease is the positive-strand RNA PRRS virus (PRRSV). PRRSV has a narrow host cell tropism, limited to cells of the monocyte/macrophage lineage. CD163 has been described as a fusion receptor for PRRSV, whereby the scavenger receptor cysteine-rich domain 5 (SRCR5) region was shown to be an interaction site for the virus in vitro...
February 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231248/intensive-trapping-of-blood-fed-anopheles-darlingi-in-amazonian-peru-reveals-unexpectedly-high-proportions-of-avian-blood-meals
#5
Marta Moreno, Marlon P Saavedra, Sara A Bickersmith, Catharine Prussing, Adrian Michalski, Carlos Tong Rios, Joseph M Vinetz, Jan E Conn
Anopheles darlingi, the main malaria vector in the Neotropics, has been considered to be highly anthropophilic. However, many behavioral aspects of this species remain unknown, such as the range of blood-meal sources. Barrier screens were used to collect resting Anopheles darlingi mosquitoes from 2013 to 2015 in three riverine localities (Lupuna, Cahuide and Santa Emilia) in Amazonian Peru. Overall, the Human Blood Index (HBI) ranged from 0.58-0.87, with no significant variation among years or sites. Blood-meal analysis revealed that humans are the most common blood source, followed by avian hosts (Galliformes-chickens and turkeys), and human/Galliforme mixed-meals...
February 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231033/evaluation-of-a-commercial-field-test-to-detect-african-swine-fever
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Stefano Cappai, Federica Loi, Annamaria Coccollone, Manuele Cocco, Caterina Falconi, Giovanna Dettori, Francesco Feliziani, Maria Luisa Sanna, Annalisa Oggiano, Sandro Rolesu
African swine fever (ASF) is one of the most important and complex infectious diseases affecting pigs ( Sus scrofa ). The disease has been present in Sardinia, Italy, since 1978. Factors influencing the presence of the disease on the island are the presence of illegally bred pigs, uncontrolled movements of animals, and local traditions. Implementation of public health programs is essential for controlling ASF. The use of new diagnostic techniques on both wild boar (WB) and illegally bred pigs would provide tools for faster and more inexpensive control of the disease...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230787/bat-astroviruses-towards-understanding-the-transmission-dynamics-of-a-neglected-virus-family
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Kerstin Fischer, Vinícius Pinho Dos Reis, Anne Balkema-Buschmann
Bats belong to the order Chiroptera that represents the second largest order of mammals with more than 1200 species and an almost global distribution. Environmental changes and deforestation have severely influenced many ecosystems, intensifying the contact between wildlife and humans. In recent years, bats have been found to harbor a number of different viruses with zoonotic potential, as well as a great diversity of astroviruses, for which the question of zoonotic potential remains unanswered to date. Human astroviruses have been identified as the causative agent for diarrhea in children and immunocompromised patients...
February 21, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229450/endogenous-nitric-oxide-formation-in-cardiac-myocytes-does-not-control-respiration-during-%C3%AE-adrenergic-stimulation
#8
Michael Kohlhaas, Alexander G Nickel, Stefanie Bergem, Barbara Casadei, Ulrich Laufs, Christoph Maack
Endothelial nitric oxide (NO) controls cardiac oxygen (O2 ) consumption in a paracrine way by slowing respiration at the mitochondrial electron transport chain. While NO synthases (NOS) are also expressed in cardiac myocytes, it is unclear whether they control respiration in an intracrine way. Furthermore, the existence of a mitochondrial NOS is controversial. Here, by combining fluorescence imaging with electrical field stimulation, the patch-clamp method and knock-out technology, we determined the sources and consequences of intracellular NO formation during workload transitions in isolated murine and guinea pig cardiac myocytes and mitochondria...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229213/development-of-a-rapid-identification-method-for-the-differentiation-of-enterococcus-species-using-a-species-specific-multiplex-pcr-based-on-comparative-genomics
#9
Jongbin Park, Gwi-Deuk Jin, Jae In Pak, Jihyun Won, Eun Bae Kim
Enterococci are lactic acid bacteria that are commonly found in food and in animal gut. Since 16 S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) sequences, genetic markers for bacterial identification, are similar among several Enterococcus species, it is very difficult to determine the correct species based on only 16 S rRNA sequences. Therefore, we developed a rapid method for the identification of different Enterococcus species using comparative genomics. We compared 38 genomes of 13 Enterococcus species retrieved from the National Center of Biotechnology Information database and identified 25,623 orthologs...
February 22, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228924/prevalence-of-muscular-sarcosporidiosis-in-slaughtered-domestic-pigs-in-perak-peninsular-malaysia
#10
Fazly Ann Zainalabidin, Muhamad Syamsul Naim Noorazmi, Wan Normaziah Wan Omar Bakri, Geethamalar Sathaya, Mohd Iswadi Ismail
Sarcosporidiosis is a disease caused by intracellular protozoan parasites, namely, Sarcocystis spp. In pigs, three species of Sarcocystis spp. have been recognised, including Sarcocystis meischeriana, Sarcocystis porcifelis and Sarcocystis suihominis. The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of muscular sarcosporidiosis in pigs using the pepsin digestion technique. A total of 150 fresh heart, oesophagus and thigh muscle samples from 50 Yorkshire and Landrace pigs were collected from two local abattoirs in Perak from May to August 2014...
January 2017: Tropical Life Sciences Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228587/prophylactic-herpes-simplex-virus-2-hsv-2-vaccines-adjuvanted-with-stable-emulsion-and-toll-like-receptor-9-agonist-induce-a-robust-hsv-2-specific-cell-mediated-immune-response-protect-against-symptomatic-disease-and-reduce-the-latent-viral-reservoir
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Michael T Hensel, Jason D Marshall, Michael R Dorwart, Darren S Heeke, Eileen Rao, Padmaja Tummala, Li Yu, Gary H Cohen, Roselyn J Eisenberg, Derek D Sloan
Several prophylactic vaccines targeting HSV-2 have failed in the clinic to demonstrate a sustained depression in viral shedding or protection from recurrences. Although these vaccines have generated high titers of neutralizing antibodies, their induction of robust CD8 T cells has largely been unreported, even though evidence for the importance of HSV-2 antigen-specific CD8 T cells is mounting in animal models and in translational studies involving subjects with active HSV-2-specific immune responses. We developed a subunit vaccine composed of the neutralizing antibody (nAb) targets gD and gB, the novel T cell antigen and tegument protein UL40, and we compared this to a whole-inactivated virus vaccine (FI-HSV-2)...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228149/fasciolopsis-buski-digenea-fasciolidae-from-china-and-india-may-represent-distinct-taxa-based-on-mitochondrial-and-nuclear-ribosomal-dna-sequences
#12
Jun Ma, Miao-Miao Sun, Jun-Jun He, Guo-Hua Liu, Lin Ai, Mu-Xin Chen, Xing-Quan Zhu
BACKGROUND: Fasciolopsis buski is a zoonotic intestinal fluke infecting humans and pigs, but it has been seriously neglected. It is yet to know whether there is any genetic diversity among F. buski from different geographical locations, particularly in sequences of nuclear ribosomal DNA (rDNA) and mitochondrial (mt) DNA. Therefore, we determined the sequences of partial 18S, the complete internal transcribed spacer (ITS) rDNA and the complete mt genome of F. buski from China, compared the rDNA and mtDNA sequences with those of isolates from India and Vietnam, and assessed the phylogenetic relationships of this fluke and related fasciolid trematodes based on the mtDNA dataset...
February 22, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227691/understanding-the-cochlear-implant-environment-by-mapping-perilymph-proteomes-from-different-species
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Jonathan C Palmer, Megan S Lord, Jeremy L Pinyon, Andrew K Wise, Nigel H Lovell, Paul M Carter, Ya Lang Enke, Gary D Housley, Rylie A Green, Jonathan C Palmer, Megan S Lord, Jeremy L Pinyon, Andrew K Wise, Nigel H Lovell, Paul M Carter, Ya Lang Enke, Gary D Housley, Rylie A Green, Ya Lang Enke, Rylie A Green, Jonathan C Palmer, Nigel H Lovell, Paul M Carter, Jeremy L Pinyon, Gary D Housley, Andrew K Wise, Megan S Lord
Cochlear implants operate within a bony channel of the cochlea, bathed in a fluid known as the perilymph. The perilymph is a complex fluid containing ions and proteins, which are known to actively interact with metallic electrodes. To improve our understanding of how cochlear implant performance varies in preclinical in vivo studies in comparison to human trials and patient outcomes, the protein composition (or perilymph proteome) is needed. Samples of perilymph were gathered from feline and guinea pig subjects and analyzed using liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) to produce proteomes and compare against the recently published human proteome...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227464/the-effect-of-the-aortic-valve-orientation-on-cavitation
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Peter Johansen, Brandon R Travis, Morten Smerup, Thomas Decker Christensen, Jonas Funder, Camilla Nyboe, Hans Nygaard, J Michael Hasenkam, Peter Johansen, Brandon R Travis, Morten Smerup, Thomas Decker Christensen, Jonas Funder, Camilla Nyboe, Hans Nygaard, J Michael Hasenkam, Brandon R Travis, Peter Johansen, Hans Nygaard, Morten Smerup, Jonas Funder, Camilla Nyboe, Thomas Decker Christensen, J Michael Hasenkam
When implanting a mechanical aortic valve the annulus orientation is important with respect to turbulence. However, the effect on cavitation has not yet been investigated. The aim of this study was to investigate how cavitation is influenced hereof in vivo. Three pigs were included in the study. An Omnicarbon 21mm valve equipped with a rotating mechanism enabling controlled rotation of the valve was implanted in aortic position. Under stable hemodynamic conditions, measurements were performed using a hydrophone positioned at the aortic root...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227080/a-comparison-between-four-techniques-to-measure-cardiac-output
#15
A Pironet, P C Dauby, J G Chase, P Morimont, N Janssen, B Lambermont, S Davidson, T Desaive, A Pironet, P C Dauby, J G Chase, P Morimont, N Janssen, B Lambermont, S Davidson, T Desaive, T Desaive, B Lambermont, P C Dauby, N Janssen, P Morimont, A Pironet, J G Chase, S Davidson
Cardiac output is an important variable when monitoring hemodynamic status. In particular, changes in cardiac output represent the goal of several circulatory management therapies. Unfortunately, cardiac output is very difficult to estimate, either in experimental or clinical settings. The goal of this work is to compare four techniques to measure cardiac output: pressure-volume catheter, aortic flow probe, thermodilution, and the PiCCO monitor. These four techniques were simultaneously used during experiments of fluid and endotoxin administration on 7 pigs...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226816/neural-representation-of-different-mandarin-tones-in-the-inferior-colliculus-of-the-guinea-pig
#16
Fei Peng, Nan Xia, Xing Wang, Xiao L Zheng, Yi Zhou, Xing Y Fan, Wen S Hou, Fei Peng, Nan Xia, Xing Wang, Xiao L Zheng, Yi Zhou, Xing Y Fan, Wen S Hou, Xing Y Fan, Nan Xia, Wen S Hou, Xing Wang, Yi Zhou, Fei Peng, Xiao L Zheng
Mandarin speech has four different tones and the coding mechanism underlying tone identification still remain unclear. Here in the inferior colliculus (IC) of anesthetized guinea pigs, we recorded single neuron activities to one word with four tones using tungsten electrode. Peri-stimulus time histograms (PSTHs) and inter-spike-interval (ISI) were used to evaluate the neural response. The results showed that PSTHs grouped into frequency band reflected the spectrotemporal patterns of different tones; average population PSTHs matched envelops of different tones; and the peaks of histogram of ISIs in three time segments exhibited a displacement which reflected the profile of fundamental frequency (F0)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226508/temperature-monitoring-during-radiofrequency-ablation-of-liver-in-vivo-trials
#17
P Saccomandi, G Frauenfelder, C Massaroni, M A Caponera, A Polimadei, F Taffoni, F M Di Matteo, G Costamagna, F Giurazza, E Schena, P Saccomandi, G Frauenfelder, C Massaroni, M A Caponera, A Polimadei, F Taffoni, F M Di Matteo, G Costamagna, F Giurazza, E Schena, F Taffoni, F M Di Matteo, F Giurazza, E Schena, G Costamagna, A Polimadei, G Frauenfelder, P Saccomandi, C Massaroni
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat tumors by means of hyperthermia, mostly through percutaneous approach. The tissue temperature plays a pivotal role in the achievement of the target volume heating, while sparing the surrounding healthy tissue from thermal damage. Several techniques for thermometry during RFA are investigated, most of them based on the use of single-point measurement system (e.g., thermocouples). The measurement of temperature map is crucial for the real-time control and fine adjustment of the treatment settings, to optimize the shape and size of the ablated volume...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226409/effects-of-xylanase-supplementation-on-growth-performance-nutrient-digestibility-blood-parameters-fecal-microbiota-fecal-score-and-fecal-noxious-gas-emission-of-weaning-pigs-fed-corn-soybean-meal-based-diet
#18
Ruixia Lan, Tianshui Li, Inho Kim
This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of xylanase supplementation on nutrient digestibility, growth performance, blood parameters, fecal microflora shedding, fecal score and fecal noxious gas emission of weaning pigs fed corn-soybean meal based diet. A total of 150 weaning pigs with an average initial body weight (BW) of 7.85 ± 0.93 kg were randomly allocated to three treatments based on BW and sex (10 replicate pens with five pigs, two gilts and three barrows) were used in this 42-day trial...
February 22, 2017: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226178/occurrence-characterization-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-salmonella-enterica-in-slaughtered-pigs-in-sardinia
#19
Federica Fois, Francesca Piras, Mia Torpdahl, Roberta Mazza, Simonetta G Consolati, Carlo Spanu, Christian Scarano, Enrico P L De Santis
The aim of this study was to determine Salmonella occurrence in slaughtered finishing pigs and piglets and in slaughterhouse environment in order to characterize the isolates with phenotypical (antimicrobial testing) and molecular (PFGE, MLVA) methods. Nine slaughterhouses located in Sardinia were visited. Six hundred and eight samples collected from 106 pigs and 108 environmental samples were collected and analyzed. Salmonella was isolated in 65 of 504 (12.9%) samples from finishing pigs, with an occurrence of 15...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225865/continuous-blood-purification-treatment-for-endotoxin-induced-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
#20
Y Jiang, R Lin, Y Xu, S Zhang, K Cui, M Zhu, A Li, C Chen, J Yang, W Yang
This study aimed to explore the effects of continuous blood purification (CBP) treatment in pigs affected with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). A total of 12 healthy male pigs, weighing 12±1.8 kg, were randomly and equally assigned to the control and experimental groups. The ARDS pig model was prepared by intravenous injections of endotoxin (20 µg/kg). The control group was given conventional supportive therapy, while the experimental group was given continuous veno-venous hemofiltration therapy...
February 16, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
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