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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089549/modified-live-infectious-bursal-disease-virus-ibdv-vaccine-delays-infection-of-neonatal-broiler-chickens-with-variant-ibdv-compared-to-turkey-herpesvirus-hvt-ibdv-vectored-vaccine
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Shanika Kurukulasuriya, Khawaja Ashfaque Ahmed, Davor Ojkic, Thushari Gunawardana, Kalhari Goonewardene, Ashish Gupta, Betty Chow-Lockerbie, Shelly Popowich, Philip Willson, Suresh K Tikoo, Susantha Gomis
Chickens are commonly processed around 35-45days of age in broiler chicken industry hence; diseases that occur at a young age are of paramount economic importance. Early age infection with infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) results in long-lasting immunosuppression and profound economic losses. To our knowledge, this is the first study comparing the protection efficacy of modified live (MdLV) IBDV and herpesvirus turkey (HVT)-IBDV vaccines against early age variant IBDV (varIBDV) infection in chicks. Experiments were carried out in IBDV maternal antibody (MtAb) positive chicks (n=330), divided into 6 groups (n=50-60/group), namely Group 1 (saline), Group 2 (saline+varIBDV), Group 3 (HVT-IBDV), Group 4 (HVT-IBDV+varIBDV), Group 5 (MdLV) and Group 6 (MdLV+varIBDV)...
January 12, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087147/immune-responses-to-in-ovo-vaccine-formulations-containing-inactivated-fowl-adenovirus-8b-with-poly-di-sodium-carboxylatoethylphenoxy-phosphazene-pcep-and-avian-beta-defensin-as-adjuvants-in-chickens
#2
Mishal Sarfraz, Muhammed Suleman, Suresh K Tikoo, Colette Wheler, Andrew A Potter, Volker Gerdts, Arshud Dar
Inclusion body hepatitis (IBH) is one of the major viral infections causing substantial economic loss to the global poultry industry. The disease is characterized by a sudden onset of mortality (2-30%) and high morbidity (60-70%). IBH is caused by a number of serotypes of fowl adenovirus with substantially low levels of serotype cross protection. Thus far, there is no effective and safe vaccine commercially available in the North America for the control of IBH in chickens. Poly[di(sodium carboxylatoethylphenoxy)]phosphazene (PCEP) is a high molecular weight, biodegradable water soluble polymer that has been well characterized as a safe and effective adjuvant for a number of experimental veterinary vaccines...
January 10, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077286/assessment-of-neuroanatomical-and-behavioural-effects-of-in-ovo-methylmercury-exposure-in-zebra-finches-taeniopygia-guttata
#3
Maria S Yu, Margaret L Eng, Tony D Williams, Mélanie F Guigueno, John E Elliott
Methylmercury (MeHg) readily crosses the blood brain barrier and is a known neuro-toxicant. MeHg accumulation in the brain causes histopathological alterations, neurobehavioral changes, and impairments to cognitive motor functions in mammalian models. However, in birds the neurotoxic effects of MeHg on the developing pre-hatching brain and consequent behavioral alterations in adult birds have not received much attention. Moreover, passerine birds are poorly represented in MeHg neurotoxicology studies in comparison to other avian orders...
January 7, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060338/a-submerged-filter-paper-sandwich-for-long-term-ex-ovo-time-lapse-imaging-of-early-chick-embryos
#4
Manuel Schmitz, Ben K A Nelemans, Theodoor H Smit
Due to its availability, low cost, flat geometry, and transparency, the ex ovo chick embryo has become a major vertebrate animal model for the study of morphogenetic events, such as gastrulation(2), neurulation(3)(-)(5), somitogenesis(6), heart bending(7,8), and brain formation(9)(-)(13), during early embryogenesis. Key to understanding morphogenetic processes is to follow them dynamically by time-lapse imaging. The acquisition of time-lapse movies of chick embryogenesis ex ovo has been limited either to short time windows or to the need for an incubator to control temperature and humidity around the embryo(14)...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059170/in-ovo-injection-of-betaine-alleviates-corticosterone-induced-fatty-liver-in-chickens-through-epigenetic-modifications
#5
Yun Hu, Qinwei Sun, Jie Liu, Yimin Jia, Demin Cai, Abdulrahman A Idriss, Nagmeldin A Omer, Ruqian Zhao
Betaine alleviates high-fat diet-induced fatty liver and prenatal betaine programs offspring hepatic lipid metabolism. Excessive corticosterone (CORT) exposure causes fatty liver in chickens, yet it remains unknown whether and how prenatal betaine modulates the susceptibility of CORT-induced fatty liver later in life. In this study, fertilized eggs were injected with saline or betaine before incubation, and the hatchlings were raised at 8 weeks of age followed by 7 days of subcutaneous CORT injection. CORT-induced fatty liver was less severe in betaine-treated chickens, with significantly reduced oil-red staining and hepatic triglyceride content (P < 0...
January 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059165/conserved-role-of-ovo-in-germline-development-in-mouse-and-drosophila
#6
Makoto Hayashi, Yuko Shinozuka, Shuji Shigenobu, Masanao Sato, Michihiko Sugimoto, Seiji Ito, Kuniya Abe, Satoru Kobayashi
Ovo, which encodes a transcription factor with Zn-finger domains, is evolutionarily conserved among animals. In Drosophila, in addition to its zygotic function for egg production, maternal ovo activity is required in primordial germ cells (PGCs) for expression of germline genes such as vasa and nanos. In this study, we found that maternal Ovo accumulates in PGC nuclei during embryogenesis. In these cells, ovo serves a dual function: activation of genes expressed predominantly in PGCs, and conversely suppression of somatic genes...
January 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045927/synbiotics-for-broiler-chickens-in-vitro-design-and-evaluation-of-the-influence-on-host-and-selected-microbiota-populations-following-in-ovo-delivery
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Aleksandra Dunislawska, Anna Slawinska, Katarzyna Stadnicka, Marek Bednarczyk, Piotr Gulewicz, Damian Jozefiak, Maria Siwek
Synbiotics are synergistic combinations of prebiotics and probiotics. In chickens, synbiotics can be delivered in ovo to expedite colonization of the gut by beneficial bacteria. We therefore aimed to design synbiotics in vitro and validate them in broiler chickens upon in ovo delivery. The probiotic components of the synbiotics were Lactobacillus salivarius and Lactobacillus plantarum. Their growth was assessed in MRS medium supplemented with different prebiotics. Based on in vitro results (hatchability and growth curve), two synbiotics were designed: S1 -Lactobacillus salivarius with galactooligosaccarides (GOS) and S2 -Lactobacillus plantarum with raffinose family oligosaccharides (RFO)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039067/prenatal-betaine-exposure-alleviates-corticosterone-induced-inhibition-of-cyp27a1-expression-in-the-liver-of-juvenile-chickens-associated-with-its-promoter-dna-methylation
#8
Yun Hu, Qinwei Sun, Yibo Zong, Jie Liu, Abdulrahman A Idriss, Nagmeldin A Omer, Ruqian Zhao
Sterol 27-hydroxylase (CYP27A1) plays an important role in cholesterol homeostasis by degrading cholesterol to bile acids. Betaine can alleviate high-fat diet-induced hepatic cholesterol accumulation and maternal betaine treatment programs the hepatic expression of CYP27A1 in offspring. Excessive corticosterone (CORT) exposure causes hepatic cholesterol deposition in chickens, yet it remains unknown whether prenatal betaine modulates CORT-induced cholesterol accumulation in chicken liver later in life and whether it involves epigenetic gene regulation of CYP27A1...
December 27, 2016: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038868/marek-s-disease-vaccines-current-status-and-strategies-for-improvement-and-development-of-vector-vaccines
#9
Sanjay M Reddy, Yoshihiro Izumiya, Blanca Lupiani
Marek's disease (MD) is a lymphoproliferative viral disease of chickens, which has been controlled through vaccination since 1969. MD vaccines protect against tumors but do not provide sterilizing immunity, and thus it is generally believed that their use has contributed to increase virulence of field strains with the ability to cause MD in vaccinated chickens. Traditional methods of developing vaccines, like cell culture attenuation, have proved unsuccessful for the development of improved vaccines to protect against highly virulent MD virus (MDV) field strains...
November 24, 2016: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034921/matrix-stiffening-promotes-a-tumor-vasculature-phenotype
#10
Francois Bordeleau, Brooke N Mason, Emmanuel Macklin Lollis, Michael Mazzola, Matthew R Zanotelli, Sahana Somasegar, Joseph P Califano, Christine Montague, Danielle J LaValley, John Huynh, Nuria Mencia-Trinchant, Yashira L Negrón Abril, Duane C Hassane, Lawrence J Bonassar, Jonathan T Butcher, Robert S Weiss, Cynthia A Reinhart-King
Tumor microvasculature tends to be malformed, more permeable, and more tortuous than vessels in healthy tissue, effects that have been largely attributed to up-regulated VEGF expression. However, tumor tissue tends to stiffen during solid tumor progression, and tissue stiffness is known to alter cell behaviors including proliferation, migration, and cell-cell adhesion, which are all requisite for angiogenesis. Using in vitro, in vivo, and ex ovo models, we investigated the effects of matrix stiffness on vessel growth and integrity during angiogenesis...
January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032547/regenerative-capacity-of-the-enteric-nervous-system-is-immaturity-defining-the-point-of-no-return
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Christina Oetzmann von Sochaczewski, Katharina Wenke, Andrew Grieve, Chris Westgarth-Taylor, Jerome A Loveland, Roman Metzger, Dietrich Kluth
BACKGROUND: Intestinal obstruction in newborns is associated with intestinal motility disorders after surgery. Alterations in the enteric nervous system (ENS) might cause abnormal peristalsis, which may then result in intestinal motility disorders. We aimed to quantify alterations in the myenteric plexus after a ligation and to test if these alterations were reversible. METHODS: Small intestines of chicken embryos were ligated in ovo at embryonic day (ED) 11 for either 4 d (ED 11-15) or 8 d (ED 11-19)...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003731/a-regulatory-sequence-from-the-retinoid-x-receptor-%C3%AE-gene-directs-expression-to-horizontal-cells-and-photoreceptors-in-the-embryonic-chicken-retina
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Maria K E Blixt, Finn Hallböök
PURPOSE: Combining techniques of episomal vector gene-specific Cre expression and genomic integration using the piggyBac transposon system enables studies of gene expression-specific cell lineage tracing in the chicken retina. In this work, we aimed to target the retinal horizontal cell progenitors. METHODS: A 208 bp gene regulatory sequence from the chicken retinoid X receptor γgene (RXRγ208) was used to drive Cre expression. RXRγ is expressed in progenitors and photoreceptors during development...
2016: Molecular Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002487/long-term-transcriptomic-effects-of-prebiotics-and-synbiotics-delivered-in-ovo-in-broiler-chickens
#13
Anna Slawinska, Arkadiusz Plowiec, Maria Siwek, Marcin Jaroszewski, Marek Bednarczyk
In ovo delivery of prebiotics and synbiotics in chickens allows for the development of intestinal microflora prior to hatching, which boosts their robustness. The goal of this study was to determine the transcriptomic profile of the spleen (S), cecal tonsils (CT), and large intestine (LI) of adult chickens injected with prebiotics and synbiotics in ovo. On day 12 of embryo development, incubating eggs were injected with prebiotics: inulin alone (P1) or in combination with Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis IBB2955 (S1), galactooligosaccharides (GOS) alone (P2) or in combination with Lactococcus lactis subsp...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984181/ap-2%C3%AE-and-ap-2%C3%AE-regulate-dorsal-interneuron-specification-in-the-spinal-cord
#14
Xiaofeng Xu, Zijing Liu, Hao Huang, Kang Zheng, Xuemei Hu, Zunyi Zhang, Mengsheng Qiu
To date, five AP-2 genes that encode AP-2α, β, γ, δ and ε have been identified in vertebrates and they have been reported to be key regulators of embryonic development. However, the role of AP-2 family members in the development of central nervous system (CNS) has not been characterized. In the present study, we systematically examined the spatiotemporal expression pattern of AP-2 genes in the developing spinal cord of mouse and chick embryos and found that AP-2α and AP-2β are specifically expressed in post-mitotic dorsal interneurons...
October 28, 2016: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979697/in-ovo-leptin-administration-modulates-glucocorticoid-receptor-mrna-expression-specifically-in-the-hypothalamus-of-broiler-chickens
#15
Lixia Yuan, Yufeng Wang, Yan Hu, Ruqian Zhao
The glucocorticoid receptor (GR) is well documented to play a crucial role in the central control of energy homeostasis in mammals. However, the distribution and function of the GR in the chicken brain are less clear. Leptin is a key hormone regulating energy homeostasis in mammals, yet its action in the chicken is still under debate. In this study, the distribution of GR mRNA in the chicken brain and the effects of in ovo administration of leptin and its antagonist on early post-hatch growth and GR mRNA expression in different hypothalamic nuclei were investigated via in situ hybridization (ISH) and quantitative PCR...
December 12, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966169/in-ovo-sexing-of-chicken-eggs-by-fluorescence-spectroscopy
#16
Roberta Galli, Grit Preusse, Ortrud Uckermann, Thomas Bartels, Maria-Elisabeth Krautwald-Junghanns, Edmund Koch, Gerald Steiner
Culling of day-old male chicks in production of laying hen strains involves several millions of animals every year worldwide and is ethically controversial. In an attempt to provide an alternative, optical spectroscopy was investigated to determine nondestructively in ovo the sex of early embryos of the domestic chicken. The extraembryonic blood circulation system was accessed by producing a window in the egg shell and the flowing blood was illuminated with a near-infrared laser. The strong fluorescence and the weak Raman signals were acquired and spectroscopically analyzed between 800 and 1000 nm...
December 14, 2016: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965408/prenatal-betaine-exposure-modulates-hypothalamic-expression-of-cholesterol-metabolic-genes-in-cockerels-through-modifications-of-dna-methylation
#17
Abdulrahman A Idriss, Yun Hu, Qinwei Sun, Longfei Jia, Yimin Jia, Nagmeldin A Omer, Halima Abobaker, Ruqian Zhao
Cholesterol is essential for neuronal development and brain function. Previously we reported that in ovo administration of betaine modulates hepatic cholesterol metabolism in the chicken, yet it remains unknown whether maternal betaine affects the cholesterol content and the expression of cholesterol metabolic genes in chicken hypothalamus. In this study, eggs were injected with saline or betaine at 2.5 mg/egg, and the hatchlings were raised under the same condition until 64 d of age. Maternal betaine significantly (P = 0...
December 13, 2016: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965407/effect-of-in-ovo-feeding-of-dextrin-iodinated-casein-in-broilers-ii-hatch-window-and-growth-performance
#18
S Abousaad, K Lassiter, A Piekarski, P Chary, K Striplin, K Christensen, L R Bielke, B M Hargis, S Dridi, W G Bottje
Studies were conducted using a commercial Inovoject(TM) system to determine effects of in ovo feeding of dextrin and iodinated casein (IC) on hatch and posthatch growth in broilers. At ∼18.5 d embryonic development, eggs were treated with 0, 240, or 480 μg IC/mL in saline (Cont, IC240, and IC480) or dextrin (Dext, DextIC240 and DextIC480). The Dext solution consisted of 18% maltodextrin and 10% potato starch dextrin; saline was the vehicle used by the company for in ovo vaccination. The volume for all in ovo treatments was 50 μL/injection...
December 13, 2016: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965406/effects-of-in-ovo-feeding-of-dextrin-iodinated-casein-in-broilers-i-hatch-weights-and-early-growth-performance
#19
S Abousaad, K Lassiter, A Piekarski, P Chary, K Striplin, K Christensen, L R Bielke, B M Hargis, S Dridi, W G Bottje
This study was conducted to determine the effect of in ovo feeding of dextrin (Dext) and iodinated casein (IC) on hatch and early growth in broilers. Three experiments were conducted at a commercial hatchery using a commercial Inovoject™ system with treatments occurring in conjunction with vaccination at transfer from incubator to hatcher units (18.5 to 19 d embryonic development). In all 3 experiments, approximately 15,000 eggs (2,500 eggs per group) were treated and transferred to a single hatcher unit...
December 13, 2016: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942867/thymosin-%C3%AE-4-overexpression-regulates-neuron-production-and-spatial-distribution-in-the-developing-avian-optic-tectum
#20
Mael Lever, Carsten Theiss, Gabriela Morosan-Puopolo, Beate Brand-Saberi
Thymosin β4 (Tβ4), the principal G-actin regulating entity in eukaryotic cells, has also multiple intra- and extracellular functions related to tissue regeneration and healing. While its effect in adult organs is being widely investigated, currently, little is known about its influence on embryonic tissues, i.e., in the developing nervous system. The importance of Tβ4 for neural stem cell proliferation in the embryonic chicken optic tectum (OT) has previously been shown by us for the first time. In the present study, using in ovo electroporation, we carried out a quantification of the effects of the Tβ4-overexpression on the developing chicken OT between E4 and E6 at the hemisphere as well as cellular level...
December 10, 2016: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
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