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Canine T cells

Karina E Guziewicz, Artur V Cideciyan, William A Beltran, András M Komáromy, Valerie L Dufour, Malgorzata Swider, Simone Iwabe, Alexander Sumaroka, Brian T Kendrick, Gordon Ruthel, Vince A Chiodo, Elise Héon, William W Hauswirth, Samuel G Jacobson, Gustavo D Aguirre
Mutations in the BEST1 gene cause detachment of the retina and degeneration of photoreceptor (PR) cells due to a primary channelopathy in the neighboring retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells. The pathophysiology of the interaction between RPE and PR cells preceding the formation of retinal detachment remains not well-understood. Our studies of molecular pathology in the canine BEST1 disease model revealed retina-wide abnormalities at the RPE-PR interface associated with defects in the RPE microvillar ensheathment and a cone PR-associated insoluble interphotoreceptor matrix...
March 5, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Peter Ross, Paige S Nemec, Alexander Kapatos, Keith R Miller, Jennifer C Holmes, Steven E Suter, Adam S Buntzman, Erik J Soderblom, Edward J Collins, Paul R Hess
Ideally, CD8+ T-cell responses against virally infected or malignant cells are defined at the level of the specific peptide and restricting MHC class I element, a determination not yet made in the dog. To advance the discovery of canine CTL epitopes, we sought to determine whether a putative classical MHC class Ia gene, Dog Leukocyte Antigen (DLA)-88, presents peptides from a viral pathogen, canine distemper virus (CDV). To investigate this possibility, DLA-88*508:01, an allele prevalent in Golden Retrievers, was expressed as a FLAG-tagged construct in canine histiocytic cells to allow affinity purification of peptide-DLA-88 complexes and subsequent elution of bound peptides...
March 2018: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
Naomi Hansen, Nikianna Nicholas, Graeme Pack, John T Mackie, Michael Shipstone, John S Munday, Paul Reddell, Geoff Orbell, Richard Malik
Cutaneous pigmented viral plaques is a disorder of epidermal growth caused by canine papillomavirus type 4 (CPV-4). There is currently no standard of care for managing this condition and it has not been reported in the Hungarian Vizsla. This case series documents the clinical features of canine pigmented viral plaques in Hungarian Vizsla dogs and the treatment of a severe case using a novel topical agent tigilanol tiglate (EBC-46). A 4-year-old spayed Hungarian Vizsla in Australia was presented for multiple cutaneous pigmented plaques extending from the ventral cervical region...
February 2018: Veterinary Medicine and Science
Ying Wang, Beibei Zhang, Jinyao Li, Adila Aipire, Yijie Li, Fuchun Zhang
Zona pellucida 3 (ZP3) is a potential antigen for the development of contraceptive vaccines to control animal population. In this study, we designed a canine ZP3 (CZP3) DNA vaccine through targeting DEC-205 (named as pcD-scFv-CZP3c) and investigated its contraceptive effect in mice. Female BALB/c mice were intramuscularly immunized 3 times at 2 weeks intervals. After immunization, humoral and cellular immune responses were detected by ELISA and flow cytometry. The results showed that pcD-CZP3 and pcD-scFv-CZP3c induced CZP3-specific antibody (Ab) responses both in serum and vaginal secretions compared to pcDNA3...
February 9, 2018: Theriogenology
David L Williams, And Alice Tighe
Idiopathic canine keratoconjunctivitis sicca (iKCS) is a common condition of the canine eye involving a deficiency in aqueous tear production which is commonly held to have an immune-mediated, as most probably an autoimmune aetiopathogenesis. Yet to date no direct evaluation has been made of the inflammatory cell populations in the lacrimal tissue of dogs with iKCS. Here we sought to quantify T and B lymphocyte populations in the lacrimal tissue of the nictitans glands of dogs with iKCS those with neurological KCS (nKCS)and also in dogs with tear production within the recognized normal levels and no ocular surface signs of KCS...
2018: Open Veterinary Journal
Clare Rusbridge, Francisco J Salguero, Monique Antoinette David, Kiterie M E Faller, Jose T Bras, Rita J Guerreiro, Angela C Richard-Londt, Duncan Grainger, Elizabeth Head, Sebastian G P Brandner, Brian Summers, John Hardy, Mourad Tayebi
Many of the molecular and pathological features associated with human Alzheimer disease (AD) are mirrored in the naturally occurring age-associated neuropathology in the canine species. In aged dogs with declining learned behavior and memory the severity of cognitive dysfunction parallels the progressive build up and location of Aβ in the brain. The main aim of this work was to study the biological behavior of soluble oligomers isolated from an aged dog with cognitive dysfunction through investigating their interaction with a human cell line and synthetic Aβ peptides...
2018: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
Patti K Kiser, Christiane V Löhr, Danielle Meritet, Sean T Spagnoli, Milan Milovancev, Duncan S Russell
Although quantitative assessment of margins is recommended for describing excision of cutaneous malignancies, there is poor understanding of limitations associated with this technique. We described and quantified histologic artifacts in inked margins and determined the association between artifacts and variance in histologic tumor-free margin (HTFM) measurements based on a novel grading scheme applied to 50 sections of normal canine skin and 56 radial margins taken from 15 different canine mast cell tumors (MCTs)...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
F Vessieres, R Rasotto, I Peters, E Villiers, D Berlato, F Cian
The aim of this study was to document the molecular clonality of lymphoid cells in canine thymoma using polymerase chain reaction for antigen receptor rearrangement (PARR). Fifteen formalin-fixed and paraffin wax-embedded samples of canine thymoma were analyzed for T- and B-cell receptor clonality. Two of these 15 cases were excluded from the study due to insufficient DNA concentration. Twelve of the 13 remaining samples (92.3%) showed a polyclonal lymphoid component and in one case the lymphoid component was monoclonal (T-cell clonality)...
January 2018: Journal of Comparative Pathology
A F Coleto, T M Wilson, N P Soares, L F Gundim, I P Castro, E C Guimarães, M B Bandarra, A A Medeiros-Ronchi
Canine mammary tumours (CMTs) are the most common type of neoplasm in bitches. As in women, the presence of metastasis in regional lymph nodes is an important prognostic factor in bitches with mammary carcinomas, but the clinical significance of occult isolated tumour cells (ITCs) within lymph nodes is still undefined in this species. The effectiveness of immunohistochemistry (IHC) in identifying occult ITCs and micrometastasis (MIC) was compared with that of the conventional haematoxylin and eosin staining technique...
January 2018: Journal of Comparative Pathology
G Hartley, R Elmslie, S Dow, A Guth
Immunotherapies targeting checkpoint molecule programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) protein were shown to be effective for treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in people, but little is known about the expression of PD-1 or its ligand PD-L1 by canine lymphoma. Therefore, flow cytometry was used to analyse expression of PD-1 and PD-L1 in canine lymphoma, using fine-needle aspirates of lymph nodes from 34 dogs with B cell lymphoma (BCL), 6 dogs with T cell lymphoma (TCL) and 11 dogs that had relapsed. Furthermore, fine-needle aspirates were obtained from 17 healthy dogs for comparison...
January 30, 2018: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
Sean K Sweeney, Yi Luo, Michael A O'Donnell, Jose G Assouline
Transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder is particularly devastating due to its high rate of recurrence and difficulty in retention of treatments within the bladder. Current cystoscopic approaches to detect and stage the tumor are limited by the penetrative depth of the cystoscope light source, and intravesical dyes that highlight tumors for surgical resection are non-specific. To address the needs for improved specificity in tumor detection and follow-up, we report on a novel technology relying on the engineered core of mesoporous silica (MSN) with surface modifications that generate contrast in fluorescence and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
February 2017: Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology
Erica L Noland, Matti Kiupel
The majority of primary intestinal lymphomas in dogs are T-cell lymphomas, with enteropathy-associated T-cell lymphoma (EATL) large cell type (type 1) being the most common. While most T-cell lymphomas express the T-cell marker CD3, there is increasing evidence that some human and canine T-cell lymphomas coexpress the B-cell marker CD20. We describe 3 cases of CD3+, CD20+, Pax5- EATL type 1 in dogs. All 3 cases had clonal rearrangement of T-cell receptor gamma. Initial clinical signs included weight loss, inappetence, diarrhea, and/or vomiting...
January 1, 2018: Veterinary Pathology
Christiane Gebhard, Ingrid Miller, Karin Hummel, Martina Neschi Née Ondrovics, Sarah Schlosser, Ingrid Walter
Osteosarcoma is an aggressive bone tumor with high metastasis rate in the lungs and affects both humans and dogs in a similar way. Three-dimensional tumor cell cultures mimic the in vivo situation of micro-tumors and metastases and are therefore better experimental in vitro models than the often applied two-dimensional monolayer cultures. The aim of the present study was to perform comparative proteomics of standard monolayer cultures of canine osteosarcoma cells (D17) and three-dimensional spheroid cultures, to better characterize the 3D model before starting with experiments like migration assays...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Proteomics
Anna Filley, Mario Henriquez, Tanmoy Bhowmik, Brij Nath Tewari, Xi Rao, Jun Wan, Margaret A Miller, Yunlong Liu, R Timothy Bentley, Mahua Dey
Malignant glioma (MG), the most common primary brain tumor in adults, is extremely aggressive and uniformly fatal. Several treatment strategies have shown significant preclinical promise in murine models of glioma; however, none have produced meaningful clinical responses in human patients. We hypothesize that introduction of an additional preclinical animal model better approximating the complexity of human MG, particularly in interactions with host immune responses, will bridge the existing gap between these two stages of testing...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
K Sakai, S Maeda, Y Yamada, J K Chambers, K Uchida, H Nakayama, T Yonezawa, N Matsuki
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) infiltrate into a variety of tumour tissues and associate with poor prognosis in humans. However, data on association of Treg infiltration with prognosis is limited in canine tumours. The purpose of this study was to examine the number of tumour-infiltrating Tregs and its association with overall survival (OS) in dogs with malignant tumours. The following 168 canine tumours were included: 37 oral malignant melanomas (OMMs); 14 oral squamous cell carcinomas (OSCCs); 16 pulmonary adenocarcinomas (PAs); 37 mammary carcinomas (MCs); 36 mast cell tumours (MCTs) and 28 hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs)...
January 11, 2018: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
Y-C Lai, N Ushio, M M Rahman, Y Katanoda, K Ogihara, Y Naya, A Moriyama, T Iwanaga, Y Saitoh, T Sogawa, T Sunaga, Y Momoi, H Izumi, N Miyoshi, Y Endo, M Fujiki, H Kawaguchi, N Miura
Canine hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common primary hepatic tumour in dogs. MicroRNA (miRNA) dysregulation has been reported in human HCC and shown to have diagnostic and prognostic value; however, there are no data on miRNA expression in canine HCC. The aim of the present study was to investigate differentially expressed miRNAs in canine HCC. Analysis of miRNA expression in canine HCC tissues and cell lines by quantitative reverse transcription PCR showed that miR-1, miR-122, let-7a, and let-7g were downregulated, whereas miR-10b and miR-21 were upregulated in canine HCC...
January 3, 2018: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
Eunhye Kim, Hyunjhung Jhun, Joohee Kim, Unjoo Park, Seunghyun Jo, Areum Kwak, Sinae Kim, Tam T Nguyen, Yongsun Kang, Insoo Choi, Joongbok Lee, Heijun Kim, Younghyun Kim, Siyoung Lee, Soohyun Kim
Interferons (IFNs) have been known as antiviral genes and they are classified by type 1, type 2, and type 3 IFN. The type 1 IFN consists of IFNα, IFNβ, IFNτ, and IFNω whereas the type 2 IFN consists of only IFNγ, which is a key cytokine driving T helper cell type 1 immunity. IFNλ belongs to the type 3 IFN, which is also known as IL-28 and IL-29 possessing antiviral activities. Type 1 IFN is produced by viral infection whereas type 2 IFN is induced by mitogenic or antigenic T-cell stimuli. The IFNτ of bovine was first discovered in an ungulate ruminant recognition hormone...
December 2017: Immune Network
Angela Holder, Gareth Jones, Francesca Soutter, Donald B Palmer, Richard Aspinall, Brian Catchpole
Interleukin-7 (IL-7) and its receptor (IL-7R) are essential for T cell development in the thymus, and changes in the IL-7/IL-7R pathway have been implicated in age-associated thymic involution which results in a reduction of naïve T cell output. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between IL7 and IL7R genetic variation and thymic output in dogs. No single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were identified in the canine IL7 gene, but a number were present in the canine IL7R gene. Polymorphisms in the IL7R exon 8 and 3'UTR were found to be associated with signal joint T cell receptor excision circle (sj-TREC) values (a biomarker of thymic output) in young and geriatric Labrador retrievers...
December 13, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
Brittany Ciepluch, Heather Wilson-Robles, Gwendolyn Levine, Roger Smith, Gus A Wright, Tasha Miller, Maureen T O'Brien, Kelley M Thieman Mankin
OBJECTIVE: To determine the ability of an intraoperative cell salvage (IOCS) system and a leukocyte reduction filter (LRF) to remove hemangiosarcoma (HSA) cells from canine blood. STUDY DESIGN: Cultured HSA cells were added to canine blood to simulate intraoperative hemorrhage and address hemoabdomen from ruptured splenic HSA. The blood/HSA cell mixture was processed through an IOCS, followed by LRF processing. SAMPLE POPULATION: Whole blood from 3 healthy dogs combined with cultured HSA cells...
February 2018: Veterinary Surgery: VS
I J Wilson, R K Burchell, A J Worth, S E Burton, K R Gedye, K J Clark, K R Crosse, M Jack, T F Odom, S J De Grey, K M S McGlade, S C Tomlin, N Lopez-Villalobos, A Gal
BACKGROUND: Cell-free DNA (cfDNA) comprises short, double-stranded circulating DNA sequences released from damaged cells. In people, cfDNA concentrations correlate well with disease severity and tissue damage. No reports are available regarding cfDNA kinetics in dogs. OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Cell-free DNA will have a short biological half-life and would be able to stratify mild, moderate, and severe tissue injury. Our study aims were to determine the kinetics and biological half-life of cfDNA and to contrast them with those of creatine kinase (CK)...
January 2018: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
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