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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441657/involvement-of-the-multidrug-and-toxic-compound-extrusion-transporter-in-testosterone-release-from-cultured-pig-leydig-cells
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Mitsuhiro Goda, Kana Oda, Atsuko Oda, Naoki Kobayashi, Masato Otsuka
Testosterone is considered to be released from Leydig cells via passive diffusion because of its hydrophobicity; however, the exact mechanism underlying testosterone secretion and the transporter involved are both unknown. Multidrug and toxic compound extrusion (MATE) transporters are predominantly found in the kidneys and liver and are thought to function in the elimination of metabolic organic cations during the final step of excretion in the kidney. In contrast, mMATE2 has been shown to be predominantly expressed in testicular Leydig cells...
April 26, 2017: Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438760/use-of-the-hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic-clamp-to-assess-insulin-sensitivity-in-guinea-pigs-dose-response-partitioned-glucose-metabolism-and-species-comparisons
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Dane M Horton, David A Saint, Julie A Owens, Kathryn L Gatford, Karen L Kind
The guinea pig is an alternate small animal model for the study of metabolism, including insulin sensitivity. However, only one study to date has reported the use of the hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp (HEC) in anaesthetized animals in this species, and the dose-response has not been reported. We therefore characterized the dose-response curve for whole-body glucose uptake using recombinant human insulin in the adult guinea pig. Inter-species comparisons with published data showed species differences in maximal whole body responses (guinea pig ≈ human < rat < mouse), and the insulin concentrations at which half-maximal insulin responses occurred (guinea pig > human ≈ rat > mouse)...
April 24, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436350/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-gastric-ulceration-in-pigs-slaughtered-at-170-kg
#3
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/28433902/evaluation-of-different-types-of-anaerobic-seed-sludge-for-the-high-rate-anaerobic-digestion-of-pig-slurry-in-uasb-reactors
#4
Carlos Rico, Jesús A Montes, José Luis Rico
Three different types of anaerobic sludge (granular, thickened digestate and anaerobic sewage) were evaluated as seed inoculum sources for the high rate anaerobic digestion of pig slurry in UASB reactors. Granular sludge performance was optimal, allowing a high efficiency process yielding a volumetric methane production rate of 4.1LCH4L(-1)d(-1) at 1.5days HRT (0.248LCH4g(-1)COD) at an organic loading rate of 16.4gCODL(-1)d(-1). The thickened digestate sludge experimented flotation problems, thus resulting inappropriate for the UASB process...
April 7, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432701/ovarian-follicle-development-and-genital-tract-characteristics-in-different-birthweight-gilts-at-150%C3%A2-days-of-age
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Frcl Almeida, Aln Alvarenga Dias, L P Moreira, Atl Fiúza, H Chiarini-Garcia
In the last decades, selection for improved prolificacy has resulted in higher litter sizes and has thereby increased the proportion of low birthweight (LW) piglets. It is well documented that LW piglets have lower growth performance, muscle accretion and poor carcass quality. However, little is known about the relations of birthweight with subsequent reproductive performance in gilts. This study investigated the effects of birthweight on reproductive tract and ovarian follicle development in 150-day-old gilts...
April 22, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429993/interactive-effects-of-protein-and-carbohydrates-on-production-of-microbial-metabolites-in-the-large-intestine-of-growing-pigs
#6
Marcin Taciak, Marcin Barszcz, Ewa Święch, Anna Tuśnio, Ilona Bachanek
The study aimed at determining the effect of protein type and indigestible carbohydrates on the concentration of microbial metabolites in the large intestine of pigs. The experiment involved 36 pigs (15 kg initial body weight) divided into six groups, fed cereal-based diets with highly digestible casein (CAS) or potato protein concentrate (PPC) of lower ileal digestibility. Each diet was supplemented with cellulose, raw potato starch or pectin. After 2 weeks of feeding, pigs were sacrificed and samples of caecal and ascending, transverse and descending colon digesta were collected for analyses of microbial metabolites...
June 2017: Archives of Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429863/abdominal-vagus-nerve-stimulation-as-a-new-therapeutic-approach-to-prevent-postoperative-ileus
#7
N Stakenborg, A M Wolthuis, P J Gomez-Pinilla, G Farro, M Di Giovangiulio, G Bosmans, E Labeeuw, M Verhaegen, I Depoortere, A D'Hoore, G Matteoli, G E Boeckxstaens
BACKGROUND: Electrical stimulation of the cervical vagus nerve (VNS) prevents postoperative ileus (POI) in mice. As this approach requires an additional cervical procedure, we explored the possibility of peroperative abdominal VNS in mice and human. METHODS: The effect of cervical and abdominal VNS was studied in a murine model of POI and lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced sepsis. Postoperative ileus was quantified by assessment of intestinal transit of fluorescent dextran expressed as geometric center (GC)...
April 21, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429114/physical-and-chemical-characteristics-of-the-longissimus-dorsi-from-swine-reared-in-climate-controlled-and-uncontrolled-environments
#8
Juliana Lolli Malagoli de Mello, Mariana Piatto Berton, Rita de Cassia Dourado, Aline Giampietro-Ganeco, Rodrigo Alves de Souza, Fábio Borba Ferrari, Pedro Alves de Souza, Hirasilva Borba
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of ambient temperature on the physical and chemical characteristics of the longissimus dorsi muscle by comparing the quality of meat from pigs reared in a controlled and in an uncontrolled environment, the latter provided with a shallow pool. Twenty castrated male pigs of the Topigs line were randomly allotted to two treatments: a controlled environment, with constant temperature (22 °C) and relative humidity (70%); and an uncontrolled environment in a conventional shed for rearing pigs equipped with a shallow pool, where pigs were subject to climatic variations...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428891/dietary-inclusion-effects-of-phytochemicals-as-growth-promoters-in-animal-production
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Nidia Vanessa Valenzuela-Grijalva, Araceli Pinelli-Saavedra, Adriana Muhlia-Almazan, David Domínguez-Díaz, Humberto González-Ríos
Growth promoters have been widely used as a strategy to improve productivity, and great benefits have been observed throughout the meat production chain. However, the prohibition of growth promoters in several countries, as well as consumer rejection, has led industry and the academy to search for alternatives. For decades, the inclusion of phytochemicals in animal feed has been proposed as a replacement for traditional growth promoters. However, there are many concerns about the application of phytochemicals and their impact on the various links in the meat production chain (productive performance, carcass and meat quality)...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424318/infection-dynamics-of-mycoplasma-hyorhinis-in-three-commercial-pig-populations
#10
M J Clavijo, D Murray, S Oliveira, A Rovira
Mycoplasma hyorhinis is one of the causative agents of polyserositis and arthritis in postweaning pigs. Knowledge regarding colonisation frequency and age distribution in modern pig production is lacking. The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of M hyorhinis colonisation in different age groups across three commercial pig populations. Nasal swabs were collected from sows, piglets and nursery pigs of different ages. Oral fluids were collected from nursery pigs. Necropsies were performed to assess the presence of M hyorhinis-associated disease...
April 19, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423884/integrating-market-chain-assessments-with-zoonoses-risk-analysis-in-two-cross-border-pig-value-chains-in-lao-pdr
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Anna Okello, Tassilo Tamino Tiemann, Phouth Inthavong, Boualam Khamlome, Ammaly Phengvilaysouk, Soukanh Keonouchanh, Chattouphone Keokhamphet, Virasack Somoulay, Kate Blaszak, Stuart Blacksell, Walter Okello, John Allen
Lao PDR's recent accession to the World Trade Organization necessitates a greater understanding of the patterns and risk of livestock production in order to better align national policy with the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures. This eco-health study describes the integration of market chain and zoonoses risk analyses at two strategic cross border points between Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam. Information gained from smallholder farmer/trader interviews was integrated with serological surveys for pig-associated zoonoses - including hepatitis E virus, Taenia solium and Trichinella - to identify potential linkages between disease risk and pig production and slaughter in low input systems common across the country...
March 25, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423883/comparison-of-growth-performance-of-berkshire-purebreds-and-crossbreds-sired-by-hereford-and-tamworth-breeds-raised-in-alternative-production-system
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Hyeon-Suk Park, Kristal Spann, Niki Whitley, Sang-Hyon Oh
Objective: The objective of the present study was to compare growth performance of Berkshire purebred pigs (BB), Hereford (HB) and/or Tamworth (TB) sired Berkshire crossbred pigs reared in a hoop structure in two experiments. Methods: In the first experiment, BB was compared to TB while HB and TB were compared in the second. Body weights (BW) were recorded at 3 days of age and every 28 days from birth until 140 days of age. There was no significant difference between the BW of BB and TB, but HB was heavier than TB by 84 days of age...
March 25, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421694/molecular-engineering-and-plant-expression-of-an-immunoglobulin-heavy-chain-scaffold-for-delivery-of-a-dengue-vaccine-candidate
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Mi-Young Kim, Craig Van Dolleweerd, Alastair Copland, Matthew John Paul, Sven Hofmann, Gina R Webster, Emily Julik, Ivonne Ceballos-Olvera, Jorge Reyes-Del Valle, Moon-Sik Yang, Yong-Suk Jang, Rajko Reljic, Julian K Ma
In order to enhance vaccine uptake by the immune cells in vivo, molecular engineering approach was employed to construct a Polymeric Immunoglobulin G Scaffold (PIGS) that incorporates multiple copies of an antigen and targets the Fc gamma receptors on antigen-presenting cells. These self-adjuvanting immunogens were tested in the context of dengue infection, for which there is currently no globally licensed vaccine yet. Thus, the consensus domain III sequence (cEDIII) of dengue glycoprotein E was incorporated into PIGS and expressed in both tobacco plants and Chinese Ovary Hamster cells...
April 19, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417015/characterization-and-isolation-of-highly-purified-porcine-satellite-cells
#14
Shijie Ding, Fei Wang, Yan Liu, Sheng Li, Guanghong Zhou, Ping Hu
Pig is an important food source and an excellent system to model human diseases. Careful characterization of the swine skeletal muscle stem cells (satellite cells) will shed lights on generation of swine skeletal muscle disease model and efficient production of porcine meat for the food industry. Paired box protein 7 (Pax7) is a highly conserved transcription factor shared by satellite cells from various species. However, the sequence of Pax7 has not been characterized in pig. The lack of method to isolate highly purified satellite cells hinders the thorough characterization of the swine satellite cells...
2017: Cell Death Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416039/pig-cognitive-bias-affects-the-conversion-of-muscle-into-meat-by-antioxidant-and-autophagy-mechanisms
#15
Y Potes, M Oliván, A Rubio-González, B de Luxán-Delgado, F Díaz, V Sierra, L Arroyo, R Peña, A Bassols, J González, R Carreras, A Velarde, M Muñoz-Torres, A Coto-Montes
Slaughter is a crucial step in the meat production chain that could induce psychological stress on each animal, resulting in a physiological response that can differ among individuals. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between an animal's emotional state, the subsequent psychological stress at slaughter and the cellular damage as an effect. In all, 36 entire male pigs were reared at an experimental farm and a cognitive bias test was used to classify them into positive bias (PB) or negative bias (NB) groups depending on their decision-making capabilities...
April 18, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414720/land-altitude-slope-and-coverage-as-risk-factors-for-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-prrs-outbreaks-in-the-united-states
#16
Andréia Gonçalves Arruda, Carles Vilalta, Andres Perez, Robert Morrison
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is, arguably, the most impactful disease on the North American swine industry. The Swine Health Monitoring Project (SHMP) is a national volunteer initiative aimed at monitoring incidence and, ultimately, supporting swine disease control, including PRRS. Data collected through the SHMP currently represents approximately 42% of the sow population of the United States. The objective of the study here was to investigate the association between geographical factors (including land elevation, and land coverage) and PRRS incidence as recorded in the SHMP...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414275/a-new-hypothesis-on-the-frequency-discrimination-of-the-cochlea
#17
Erdoğan Bulut, Cem Uzun, Levent Öztürk, Pınar Turan, Mehmet Kanter, Serap Arbak
OBJECTIVE: Medial olivocochlear efferent (MOCE) neurons innervate outer hair cells (OHCs) of the cochlea, which in turn leads to basilar membrane motion. We hypothesized that MOCE-induced alterations in basilar membrane motion, independent of traveling waves, is responsible for the cochlear frequency discrimination of sound. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eleven guinea pigs underwent bilateral otoscopic and audiologic evaluations under general anesthesia. The study comprised two parts...
April 17, 2017: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413565/enrichment-of-in-vivo-transcription-data-from-dietary-intervention-studies-with-in-vitro-data-provides-improved-insight-into-gene-regulation-mechanisms-in-the-intestinal-mucosa
#18
Marcel Hulst, Alfons Jansman, Ilonka Wijers, Arjan Hoekman, Stéphanie Vastenhouw, Marinus van Krimpen, Mari Smits, Dirkjan Schokker
BACKGROUND: Gene expression profiles of intestinal mucosa of chickens and pigs fed over long-term periods (days/weeks) with a diet rich in rye and a diet supplemented with zinc, respectively, or of chickens after a one-day amoxicillin treatment of chickens, were recorded recently. Such dietary interventions are frequently used to modulate animal performance or therapeutically for monogastric livestock. In this study, changes in gene expression induced by these three interventions in cultured "Intestinal Porcine Epithelial Cells" (IPEC-J2) recorded after a short-term period of 2 and 6 hours, were compared to the in vivo gene expression profiles in order to evaluate the capability of this in vitro bioassay in predicting in vivo responses...
2017: Genes & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413052/purified-natural-pig-immunoglobulins-can-substitute-dietary-zinc-in-reducing-piglet-post-weaning-diarrhoea
#19
Chris J Hedegaard, Charlotte Lauridsen, Peter M H Heegaard
Enteric infectious disease in weaner piglets, including postweaning diarrhoea (PWD), are usually treated and/or prevented with antibiotics and/or zinc oxide in the piglet feed. However extensive use of antibiotics and zinc oxide in intensive animal production is unwanted as it may promote microbial antibiotic resistance and pose environmental problems. Recently, in an experimental model of PWD, we observed that oral administration of purified porcine immunoglobulin G (ppIgG) from pooled natural pig plasma could reduce enteric infection...
April 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408756/apple-pomace-improves-the-quality-of-pig-manure-aerobic-compost-by-reducing-emissions-of-nh3-and-n2o
#20
Hui Mao, Teng Zhang, Ronghua Li, Bingnian Zhai, Zhaohui Wang, Quan Wang, Zengqiang Zhang
In this study, the effects of apple pomace (AP) addition (0%, 5%, 10%, and 20% on a dry weight basis, named as control, AP1, AP2, and AP3) and citric acid (CA) addition on nitrogen conservation were investigated during aerobic composting of pig manure. Gaseous emissions of NH3 and N2O were inhibited by AP and CA addition, with AP's effect greater. The inhibition improved with increasing AP addition. The AP3 treatment was the most effective on NH3 adsorption and transformation to [Formula: see text]-N, improved with subsequent transformation to [Formula: see text]-N, and inhibition of N2O and [Formula: see text] production...
April 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
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