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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096484/evolutionary-dynamics-of-pandemic-methicillin-sensitive-staphylococcus-aureus-st398-and-its-international-spread-via-routes-of-human-migration
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Anne-Catrin Uhlemann, Paul R McAdam, Sean B Sullivan, Justin R Knox, Hossein Khiabanian, Raul Rabadan, Peter R Davies, J Ross Fitzgerald, Franklin D Lowy
: Methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) accounts for the majority of S. aureus infections globally, and yet surprisingly little is known about its clonal evolution. We applied comparative whole-genome sequencing (WGS) analyses to epidemiologically and geographically diverse ST398-MSSA, a pandemic lineage affecting both humans and livestock. Bayesian phylogenetic analysis predicted divergence of human-associated ST398-MSSA ~40 years ago. Isolates from Midwestern pigs and veterinarians differed substantially from those in New York City (NYC)...
January 17, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095773/dietary-pea-fiber-increases-diversity-of-colonic-methanogens-of-pigs-with-a-shift-from-methanobrevibacter-to-methanomassiliicoccus-like-genus-and-change-in-numbers-of-three-hydrogenotrophs
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Yuheng Luo, Hong Chen, Bing Yu, Jun He, Ping Zheng, Xiangbing Mao, Gang Tian, Jie Yu, Zhiqing Huang, Junqiu Luo, Daiwen Chen
BACKGROUND: Pea fiber (PF) is a potential fibrous supplement in swine production. The influence of dietary PF on microbial community in the colon of pigs remains largely unexplored. Methanogens in the hindgut of monogastric animals play important roles in degradation of dietary fibers and efficient removal of microbial metabolic end product H2. Understanding the impact of dietary PF on the structure of colonic methanogens may help understand the mechanisms of microbe-mediated physiological functions of PF...
January 17, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092606/molecular-characterization-and-expression-analysis-of-the-nlr-family-card-containing-five-transcripts-in-the-pig
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Q Y Yang, T Chen, Y B Chen, D L Lan
The NOD-like receptor (NLR) family caspase recruitment domain-containing 5 (NLRC5) is one of the newly discovered and largest NLR family members. The NLRC5 has recently received extensive attention because of its important role in regulating innate and adaptive immune responses. The NLRC5 in many vertebrates, such as humans, mice, cattle, and horses, has already been proven and studied. However, the NLRC5 gene characteristics of pigs remain unclear. Thus, we completely cloned the NLRC5 cDNA sequence of the pig using the rapid amplification of cDNA ends(RACE) technology...
December 1, 2016: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087492/multi-antibiotic-resistant-and-putative-virulence-gene-signatures-in-enterococcus-species-isolated-from-pig-farms-environment
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Abeni Beshiru, Isoken H Igbinosa, Faith I Omeje, Abraham G Ogofure, Martin M Eyong, Etinosa O Igbinosa
The continuous misuse of antimicrobials in food animals both orally and subcutaneously as therapeutic and prophylactic agents to bacterial infections could be detrimental and contribute to the dissemination of resistant clones in livestock production. The present study was carried out to determine the antibiogram and virulence gene characteristics of Enterococcus species from pig farms. A total of 300 faecal samples were obtained from two pig farms in Benin City between February and July 2016. Standard culture-based and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay were adopted in the detection and characterization of the Enterococcus species...
January 11, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057907/molecular-cloning-and-characterization-of-the-porcine-ribosomal-protein-l21
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Wu-Sheng Sun, Ju-Lan Chun, Dong-Hwan Kim, Jin-Seop Ahn, Min-Kyu Kim, In-Sul Hwang, Dae-Jin Kwon, Seong-Soo Hwang, Jeong-Woong Lee
Ribosomal protein L21 (RPL21) is a structural component of the 60S subunit of the eukaryotic ribosome. This protein plays an important role in protein synthesis and the occurrence of hereditary diseases. Pig is a common laboratory model, however, to the best of our knowledge, its RPL21 gene has not been cloned to date. In this study, we cloned and identified the full-length sequence of the pig RPL21 gene for the first time. Then we studied its expression pattern and function by overexpression or knockdown approach...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052127/overexpression-of-histone-deacetylase-6-enhances-resistance-to-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-in-pigs
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Tianyu Lu, Zhiyuan Song, Qiuyan Li, Zhiguo Li, Meng Wang, Lin Liu, Kegong Tian, Ning Li
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) is one of the most economically relevant viral pathogens in pigs and causes substantial losses in the pig industry worldwide each year. At present, PRRSV vaccines do not effectively prevent and control this disease. Consequently, it is necessary to develop new antiviral strategies to compensate for the inefficacy of the available vaccines. Histone deacetylase 6 (HDAC6) is an important member of the histone deacetylase family that is responsible for regulating many important biological processes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034840/establishment-of-porcine-xist-knockout-model-using-crispr-cas9-system
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Li Guoling, Zhong Cuili, Ni Sheng, Liu Dewu, Cai Gengyuan, Li Zicong, Yang Huaqiang, Wu Zhenfang
Somatic cell nuclear transfer technique has great applications in livestock breeding, production of genetically modified animals, rescue of endangered species and treatment of human diseases. However, the currently low efficiency in animals cloning, an average of less than 5%, greatly hindered the rapid development of this technique. Among many factors which affect the efficiency of cloning pigs, X chromosome inactivation is an important one. Moreover, Xist gene is closely related to X chromosome inactivation, suggesting that it may directly or indirectly affects cloning efficiency...
December 20, 2016: Yi Chuan, Hereditas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011715/generation-of-hoxc13-knockout-pigs-recapitulates-human-ectodermal-dysplasia-9
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Kai Han, Liuping Liang, Li Li, Zhen Ouyang, Bentian Zhao, Qi Wang, Zhaoming Liu, Yu Zhao, Xiaoshuai Ren, Fei Jiang, Chengdan Lai, Kepin Wang, Sen Yan, Liang Huang, Lin Guo, Kang Zeng, Liangxue Lai, Nana Fan
Atrichia and sparse hair phenotype cause distress to many patients. Ectodermal dysplasia-9 (ED-9) is a congenital condition characterized by hypotrichosis and nail dystrophy without other disorders, and Hoxc13 is a pathogenic gene for ED-9. However, mice carrying Hoxc13 mutation present several other serious disorders, such as skeletal defects, progressive weight loss and low viability. Mouse models cannot faithfully mimic human ED-9. In this study, we generated an ED-9 pig model via Hoxc13 gene knockout through single-stranded oligonucleotides (c...
December 22, 2016: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004977/establishment-of-transgenic-porcine-fibroblasts-expressing-a-human-klotho-gene-and-its-effects-on-gene-expression-and-preimplantation-development-of-cloned-embryos
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Sanghoon Lee, Joon Ho Moon, Kilyoung Song, Anukul Taweechaipaisankul, Young Kwang Jo, Hyun Ju Oh, Se Chang Park, Byeong Chun Lee
Even though the functions of the klotho gene in aging of small animals such as mice have been well investigated, studies using large animal models such as pigs, which have many similarities to humans, have been limited due to the absence of cell lines or animal models. Therefore, the objective of this study was to generate porcine cell lines overexpressing human klotho (hKlotho) and tetracycline (Tet)-inducible hKlotho and to produce cloned embryos from these cell lines. We designed vectors for hKlotho overexpression (CA-Klotho) under control of CMV enhancer/chicken β-actin (CAG) promoter and Tet-inducible hKlotho overexpression (Tet-Klotho, under control of doxycycline-dependent promoter)...
January 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997763/the-stem-cell-growth-factor-receptor-kit-is-not-expressed-on-interstitial-cells-in-bladder
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Thomas Gevaert, Dirk De Ridder, Els Vanstreels, Dirk Daelemans, Wouter Everaerts, Frank Van Der Aa, Isabel Pintelon, Jean-Pierre Timmermans, Tania Roskams, Clara Steiner, Jochen Neuhaus
The mast/stem cell growth factor receptor KIT has long been assumed to be a specific marker for interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) in the bladder, with possible druggable perspectives. However, several authors have challenged the presence of KIT(+) ICC in recent years. The aim of this study was therefore to attempt to clarify the conflicting reports on KIT expression in the bladder of human beings, rat, mouse and guinea pig and to elucidate the possible role of antibody-related issues and interspecies differences in this matter...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997564/nonstructural-protein-11-of-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-suppresses-both-mavs-and-rig-i-expression-as-one-of-the-mechanisms-to-antagonize-type-i-interferon-production
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Yan Sun, Hanzhong Ke, Mingyuan Han, Ning Chen, Weihuan Fang, Dongwan Yoo
Type I interferons (IFN-α/β) play a key role in antiviral defense, and porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) is known to down-regulate the IFN response in virus-infected cells and pigs. In this study, we showed that the overexpression of nsp11 of PRRSV induced a strong suppression of IFN production. Nsp11 suppressed both IRF3 and NF-κB activities when stimulated with a dsRNA analogue and TNF-α, respectively. This suppression was RLR dependent, since the transcripts and proteins of MAVS and RIG-I, two critical factors in RLR-mediated pathway, were both found to be reduced in the presence of overexpressed nsp11...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987414/targeting-antigens-to-dec-205-on-dendritic-cells-induces-a-higher-immune-response-in-chickens-hemagglutinin-of-avian-influenza-virus-example
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David Jáuregui-Zúñiga, Martha Pedraza-Escalona, Gerardo Pavel Espino-Solís, Verónica Quintero-Hernández, Alejandro Olvera-Rodríguez, Marco Aurelio Díaz-Salinas, Susana López, Lourival Domingos Possani
It is widely known that targeting a variety of antigens to the DEC-205 receptor on dendritic cells (DCs) significantly potentiate immunity. This communication reports the development of a new murine monoclonal antibody (mAb) against the chicken DEC-205, using as immunogen the carbohydrate recognition domain-2 (CRD-2) heterologously expressed. This mAb recognizes a protein band of 250kDa by immunoprecipitation analysis and shows strong cross-reactivity with human and pig DEC-205. Furthermore, the hemagglutinin (HA) of avian influenza H5N2 virus was cloned and expressed using insect cell-baculovirus expression system...
December 9, 2016: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943082/direct-introduction-of-gene-constructs-into-the-pronucleus-like-structure-of-cloned-embryos-a-new-strategy-for-the-generation-of-genetically-modified-pigs
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Mayuko Kurome, Simon Leuchs, Barbara Kessler, Elisabeth Kemter, Eva-Maria Jemiller, Beatrix Foerster, Nikolai Klymiuk, Valeri Zakhartchenko, Eckhard Wolf
Due to a rising demand of porcine models with complex genetic modifications for biomedical research, the approaches for their generation need to be adapted. In this study we describe the direct introduction of a gene construct into the pronucleus (PN)-like structure of cloned embryos as a novel strategy for the generation of genetically modified pigs, termed "nuclear injection". To evaluate the reliability of this new strategy, the developmental ability of embryos in vitro and in vivo as well as the integration and expression efficiency of a transgene carrying green fluorescence protein (GFP) were examined...
December 10, 2016: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923365/an-inactivated-ge-deleted-pseudorabies-vaccine-provides-complete-clinical-protection-and-reduces-virus-shedding-against-challenge-by-a-chinese-pseudorabies-variant
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Jichun Wang, Rongli Guo, Yongfeng Qiao, Mengwei Xu, Zhisheng Wang, Yamei Liu, Yiqi Gu, Chang Liu, Jibo Hou
BACKGROUND: Since the end of 2011 an outbreak of pseudorabies affected Chinese pig herds that had been vaccinated with the commercial vaccine made of Bartha K61 strain. It is now clear that the outbreak was caused by an emergent PRV variant. Even though vaccines made of PRV Bartha K61 strain can confer certain cross protection against PRV variants based on experimental data, less than optimal clinical protection and virus shedding reduction were observed, making the control or eradication of this disease difficult...
December 7, 2016: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918485/somatic-cell-nuclear-transfer-followed-by-cripsr-cas9-microinjection-results-in-highly-efficient-genome-editing-in-cloned-pigs
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Timothy P Sheets, Chi-Hun Park, Ki-Eun Park, Anne Powell, David M Donovan, Bhanu P Telugu
The domestic pig is an ideal "dual purpose" animal model for agricultural and biomedical research. With the availability of genome editing tools such as clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat (CRISPR) and associated nuclease Cas9 (CRISPR/Cas9), it is now possible to perform site-specific alterations with relative ease, and will likely help realize the potential of this valuable model. In this article, we investigated for the first time a combination of somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) and direct injection of CRISPR/Cas ribonucleoprotein complex targeting GRB10 into the reconstituted oocytes to generate GRB10 ablated Ossabaw fetuses...
December 3, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906585/birth-of-cloned-microminipigs-derived-from-somatic-cell-nuclear-transfer-embryos-that-have-been-transiently-treated-with-valproic-acid
#16
Kazuchika Miyoshi, Hiroaki Kawaguchi, Kosuke Maeda, Masahiro Sato, Kohei Akioka, Michiko Noguchi, Masahisa Horiuchi, Akihide Tanimoto
In our previous study, we found that treatment of miniature pig somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) embryos with 4 mM valproic acid (VPA), a histone deacetylase inhibitor, for 48 hours after activation enhanced blastocyst formation rate and octamer-binding transcription factor-3/4 (Oct-3/4) gene expression at the late blastocyst stage; however, the production of viable cloned pups failed, when those VPA-treated SCNT embryos were transferred to recipients. This failure suggests that the present VPA treatment is suboptimal...
November 2016: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906583/isolation-of-bovine-skin-derived-precursor-cells-and-their-developmental-potential-after-nuclear-transfer
#17
Jiajia Xiao, Qiaoqiao Li, Pengxiang Qu, Zihan Zhang, Shaohui Pan, Yongsheng Wang, Yong Zhang
Nuclei from less differentiated stem cells yield high cloning efficiency. However, pluripotent stem cells are rather difficult to obtain from bovines. Skin-derived precursor (SKPs) cells exhibit a certain degree of pluripotency, which has been shown to enhance the efficiency of nuclear transfer (NT) in pigs. In this study, bovine SKPs were isolated and characterized. Results showed that bovine SKPs expressed nestin, fibronectin, vimentin, pluripotency-related genes, and characteristic neural crest markers, such as NGFR, PAX3, SOX9, SNAI2, and OCT4...
November 2016: Cellular Reprogramming
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898095/efficient-generation-of-orthologous-point-mutations-in-pigs-via-crispr-assisted-ssodn-mediated-homology-directed-repair
#18
Kankan Wang, Xiaochun Tang, Yan Liu, Zicong Xie, Xiaodong Zou, Mengjing Li, Hongming Yuan, Hongsheng Ouyang, Huping Jiao, Daxin Pang
Precise genome editing in livestock is of great value for the fundamental investigation of disease modeling. However, genetically modified pigs carrying subtle point mutations were still seldom reported despite the rapid development of programmable endonucleases. Here, we attempt to investigate single-stranded oligonucleotides (ssODN) mediated knockin by introducing two orthologous pathogenic mutations, p.E693G for Alzheimer's disease and p.G2019S for Parkinson's disease, into porcine APP and LRRK2 loci, respectively...
November 29, 2016: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885563/quasispecies-composition-and-diversity-do-not-reveal-any-predictors-for-chronic-classical-swine-fever-virus-infection
#19
Maria Jenckel, Sandra Blome, Martin Beer, Dirk Höper
Classical swine fever (CSF) can run acute, chronic, and prenatal courses in both domestic pigs and wild boar. Although chronic infections are rare events, their epidemiological impact is very high due to the long-term shedding of virus. So far, little is known about the factors that influence disease course and outcome from either the host or virus's perspective. To elucidate the viral determinants, we analyzed the role of the viral populations for the development of chronic CSF virus (CSFV) infections. Three different animal trials that had led to both chronic and acute infections were chosen for a detailed analysis by deep sequencing...
November 24, 2016: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878834/characterization-of-mirnas-involved-in-response-to-poly-i-c-in-porcine-airway-epithelial-cells
#20
L Wang, J K Wang, L X Han, J S Zhuo, X Du, D Liu, X Q Yang
MicroRNAs (miRNA) have been implicated in a variety of pathological conditions including infectious diseases. Knowledge of the miRNAs affected by poly(I:C), a synthetic analog of viral double-stranded RNA, in porcine airway epithelial cells (PAECs) contributes to understanding the mechanisms of swine viral respiratory diseases, which bring enormous economic loss worldwide every year. In this study, we used high throughput sequencing to profile miRNA expression in PAECs treated with poly(I:C) as compared to the untreated control...
November 22, 2016: Animal Genetics
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