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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221127/serologic-evidence-for-mers-cov-infection-in-dromedary-camels-punjab-pakistan-2012-2015
#1
Muhammad Saqib, Andrea Sieberg, Muhammad Hammad Hussain, Muhammad Khalid Mansoor, Ali Zohaib, Erik Lattwein, Marcel Alexander Müller, Christian Drosten, Victor Max Corman
Dromedary camels from Africa and Arabia are an established source for zoonotic Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection among humans. In Pakistan, we found specific neutralizing antibodies in samples from 39.5% of 565 dromedaries, documenting significant expansion of the enzootic range of MERS-CoV to Asia.
March 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219371/erratum-to-camel-milk-peptide-improves-wound-healing-in-diabetic-rats-by-orchestrating-the-redox-status-and-immune-response
#2
Hossam Ebaid, Bahaa Abdel-Salam, Iftekhar Hassan, Jameel Al-Tamimi, Ali Metwalli, Ibrahim Alhazza
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 20, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202080/mentholation-affects-the-cigarette-microbiota-by-selecting-for-bacteria-resistant-to-harsh-environmental-conditions-and-selecting-against-potential-bacterial-pathogens
#3
Jessica Chopyk, Suhana Chattopadhyay, Prachi Kulkarni, Emma Claye, Kelsey R Babik, Molly C Reid, Eoghan M Smyth, Lauren E Hittle, Joseph N Paulson, Raul Cruz-Cano, Mihai Pop, Stephanie S Buehler, Pamela I Clark, Amy R Sapkota, Emmanuel F Mongodin
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of data regarding the microbial constituents of tobacco products and their impacts on public health. Moreover, there has been no comparative characterization performed on the bacterial microbiota associated with the addition of menthol, an additive that has been used by tobacco manufacturers for nearly a century. To address this knowledge gap, we conducted bacterial community profiling on tobacco from user- and custom-mentholated/non-mentholated cigarette pairs, as well as a commercially-mentholated product...
February 15, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188640/rennet-induced-coagulation-of-raw-and-heated-camel-and-cow-milk-gels-determined-by-instrumental-techniques-effects-of-added-calcium-and-phosphate
#4
Romdhane Karoui, Mohammad Kamal
BACKGROUND: The potentiality of the front-face fluorescence spectroscopy and rheological measurements combined with chemometric tools to characterize the structure evolution during coagulation of raw and preheated camel and cow milk at 50 and 70 °C with/without added calcium and phosphate was evaluated. Tryptophan and vitamin A fluorescence spectra were collected during the gelation of milk at 0, 10, 20, 30, 40, and 45 min after the addition of rennet-induced coagulation. In parallel, the storage modulus (G'), loss modulus (G") and tan delta (tan δ) were determined using low amplitude oscillation shear analysis...
February 11, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185821/public-response-to-mers-cov-in-the-middle-east-iphone-survey-in-six-countries
#5
Amani S Alqahtani, Harunor Rashid, Mada H Basyouni, Tariq M Alhawassi, Nasser F BinDhim
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries bear the heaviest brunt of MERS-CoV. This study aims to compare public awareness and practice around MERS-CoV across GCC countries. A cross-sectional survey was conducted using the Gulf Indicators (GI) smartphone app among people in the six GCC countries, namely Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman. A total of 1812 participants recruited. All were aware of MERS-CoV, yet the perception and practice around MERS-CoV varied widely between countries...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179025/the-role-of-nucularia-perrinii-batt-chenopodiaceae-in-the-camel-based-sahrawi-social-ecological-system
#6
Gabriele Volpato, Antonello Di Nardo
BACKGROUND: Pastoral social-ecological systems (SESs) are adaptive and complex systems rooted in the extensive exploitation of forage plants for livestock-based livelihoods and culture. There are species and relations that are foundational to the existence of these SESs. Nucularia perrinii Batt. (Chenopodiaceae) is an endemic halophyte plant of central and western Sahara seldom cited in the scientific literature. The objective of this study was to investigate the role of this plant in the SES of the Sahrawi camel nomads of Western Sahara...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177177/purification-and-quantification-of-heavy-chain-antibodies-from-the-milk-of-bactrian-camels
#7
Hongqiang Yao, Min Zhang, Yi Li, Jirimutu Yao, He Meng, Siriguleng Yu
Camel milk has a unique composition with naturally occurring heavy-chain antibodies (HCAbs), which exert rehabilitating potencies in infection and immunity. To characterize HCAb in camel milk, immunoglobulin G (IgG) was isolated from the milk of Camelus bactrianus by a combination of affinity chromatography and sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis to purify and size-fractionate protein A and protein G, which were further identified by Western blotting, and were quantified by bicinchoninic acid (BCA) and ELISA...
February 8, 2017: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176495/serosurvey-of-coxiella-burnetii-q-fever-in-dromedary-camels-camelus-dromedarius-in-laikipia-county-kenya
#8
A S Browne, E M Fèvre, M Kinnaird, D M Muloi, C A Wang, P S Larsen, T O'Brien, S L Deem
Dromedary camels (Camelus dromedarius) are an important protein source for people in semi-arid and arid regions of Africa. In Kenya, camel populations have grown dramatically in the past few decades resulting in the potential for increased disease transmission between humans and camels. An estimated four million Kenyans drink unpasteurized camel milk, which poses a disease risk. We evaluated the seroprevalence of a significant zoonotic pathogen, Coxiella burnetii (Q fever), among 334 camels from nine herds in Laikipia County, Kenya...
February 8, 2017: Zoonoses and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176384/the-effect-of-some-cryoprotectants-on-dromedary-camel-frozen-thawed-semen
#9
D A El-Badry, R H Mohamed, H A El-Metwally, T R Abo Al-Naga
The cryopreserved camel semen is often associated with poor quality and fertility. This study aimed to improve the dromedary frozen semen quality by comparing the efficiency of four cryoprotectant agents (CPAs) on sperm freezability. Semen samples were collected from seven male Maghrabi camels, diluted with Shotor diluent supplemented with glycerol (Sh-G), dimethyl formamide (DMF, Sh-DF), dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO, Sh-DS) or ethylene glycol (EG, Sh-EG), all at 6% final concentration, and the samples were subjected to cryopreservation...
February 7, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166983/maternal-recognition-of-pregnancy-and-implantation-are-not-associated-with-an-interferon-response-of-the-endometrium-to-the-presence-of-the-conceptus-in-dromedary-camel
#10
Ahmed Sabry Salah Abdoon, Corrine Giraud-Delville, Omaima Mohamed Kandil, Annelye Kerboeuf-Giraud, Caroline Eozénou, Anais Vitorino Carvalho, Skidmore Julian, Olivier Sandra
Maternal recognition of pregnancy (MRP) and implantation involve appropriate interactions between the elongating conceptus and the receptive endometrium that will condition development of the feto-placental unit to term. Molecular mechanisms that take place at the conceptus-endometrium interface during early pregnancy have been extensively investigated in domestic ungulates but they are still poorly understood in camelids including the dromedary camel (Camelus dromedarius), a domestic species with important economic and social roles in arid and semi-arid areas...
March 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166931/evaluation-of-a-panel-of-antibodies-for-the-immunohistochemical-identification-of-immune-cells-in-paraffin-embedded-lymphoid-tissues-of-new-and-old-world-camelids
#11
Ann-Kathrin Uhde, Annika Lehmbecker, Wolfgang Baumgärtner, Ingo Spitzbarth
Different species of camelids play an important role in the epidemiology of various emerging infectious diseases such as Middle East respiratory syndrome. For precise investigations of the immunopathogenesis in these host species, appropriate immunohistochemical markers are highly needed in order to phenotype distinct immune cells populations in camelids. So far, specific immunohistochemical markers for camelid immune cells are rarely commercially available, and cross-reactivity studies are restricted to the use of frozen dromedary tissues...
February 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160773/-candidatus-anaplasma-camelii-in-one-humped-camels-camelus-dromedarius-in-morocco-a-novel-and-emerging-anaplasma-species
#12
Hicham Ait Lbacha, Zaid Zouagui, Said Alali, Abdelkbir Rhalem, Elisabeth Petit, Marie Julie Ducrotoy, Henri-Jean Boulouis, Renaud Maillard
BACKGROUND: There has been a growing interest in camel anaplasmosis due to its recent emergence in this reservoir species and concerns for its zoonotic potential. The epidemiology of anaplasmosis in camels therefore remains poorly understood mostly because camels belong to marginalised poor and often transhumant populations whose interests are largely neglected. Most studies of anaplasmosis in camels have relied on microscopy and serology for diagnosis and only three studies, undertaken in Tunisia, Saudia Arabia and China, have used molecular diagnostics...
February 5, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150885/blood-feeding-of-ornithodoros-turicata-larvae-using-an-artificial-membrane-system
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H J Kim, S Filatov, J E Lopez, A A Pérez DE León, P D Teel
An artificial membrane system was adapted to feed Ornithodoros turicata (Ixodida: Argasidae) larvae from a laboratory colony using defibrinated swine blood. Aspects related to larval feeding and moulting to the first nymphal instar were evaluated. A total of 55.6% of all larvae exposed to the artificial membrane in two experimental groups fed to repletion and 98.0% of all fed larvae moulted. Mortality rates of first instar nymphs differed significantly depending on the sorting tools used to handle engorged larvae (χ(2)  = 35...
February 2, 2017: Medical and Veterinary Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149683/evolution-of-gremlin-2-in-cetartiodactyl-mammals-gene-loss-coincides-with-lack-of-upper-jaw-incisors-in-ruminants
#14
Juan C Opazo, Kattina Zavala, Paola Krall, Rodrigo A Arias
Understanding the processes that give rise to genomic variability in extant species is an active area of research within evolutionary biology. With the availability of whole genome sequences, it is possible to quantify different forms of variability such as variation in gene copy number, which has been described as an important source of genetic variability and in consequence of phenotypic variability. Most of the research on this topic has been focused on understanding the biological significance of gene duplication, and less attention has been given to the evolutionary role of gene loss...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149165/in-vitro-study-of-biological-activity-of-four-strains-of-burkholderia-gladioli-pv-agaricicola-and-identification-of-their-bioactive-metabolites-using-gc-ms
#15
Hazem S Elshafie, Rocco Racioppi, Sabino A Bufo, Ippolito Camele
This research was carried out to study in vitro antibacterial activity of 4 strains of Burkholderia gladioli pv. agaricicola (Bga) against G+ve Bacillus megaterium and G-ve Escherichia coli, haemolytic activity against the cell membrane of erythrocytes, the production of extracellular hydrolytic enzymes and finally, the pathogenicity against Agaricus bisporus flesh blocks. Chemical structure of bioactive substances of the most bioactive strain (ICMP 11096) was established using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS)...
February 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144801/a-brief-and-critical-review-on-hydrofluorosis-in-diverse-species-of-domestic-animals-in-india
#16
REVIEW
Shanti Lal Choubisa
India is one of the fluoride-endemic countries where the maximum numbers of ground or drinking water sources are naturally fluoridated. In India, a total of 23, out of 36 states and union territories have drinking water contaminated with fluoride in varying concentration. In the present scenario, especially in rural India, besides the surface waters (perennial ponds, dams, rivers, etc.), bore wells and hand pumps are the principal drinking water sources for domestic animals such as cattle (Bos taurus), water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis), sheep (Ovis aries), goats (Capra hircus), horses (Equus caballus), donkeys (Equus asinus) and dromedary camels (Camelus dromedarius)...
January 31, 2017: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142150/camel-whey-protein-protects-b-and-t-cells-from-apoptosis-by-suppressing-activating-transcription-factor-3-atf-3-mediated-oxidative-stress-and-enhancing-phosphorylation-of-akt-and-i%C3%AE%C2%BAb-%C3%AE-in-type-i-diabetic-mice
#17
Gamal Badr, Leila H Sayed, Hossam El-Din M Omar, Ali M Abd El-Rahim, Emad A Ahmed, Mohamed H Mahmoud
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is associated with severe immune system complications. Camel whey protein (CWP) decreases free radicals (ROS) and modulates immune functions, but its effect on DM-impaired immune systems has not been studied. We investigated the impact of CWP on the immune system in a Type 1 diabetes mouse model. METHODS: Three experimental groups were used: (1) non-diabetic control; (2) diabetic; and (3) CWP-treated diabetic mice. RESULTS: Induction of diabetes by streptozotocin was associated with reduction of body weight and insulin level, increase in glucose level and pro-inflammatory cytokines (IL-1β, IL-6, and TNF-α), and reduction in IL-2 and IL-4 levels...
January 17, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129627/camel-whey-protein-improves-oxidative-stress-and-histopathological-alterations-in-lymphoid-organs-through-bcl-xl-bax-expression-in-a-streptozotocin-induced-type-1-diabetic-mouse-model
#18
Leila H Sayed, Gamal Badr, Hossam M Omar, Ali M Abd El-Rahim, Mohamed H Mahmoud
Type I diabetes (T1D) is a characterized by the inflammation of pancreatic islets and destruction of β cells. Long and persistent uncontrolled diabetes tends to degenerate the immune system and increase the incidence of infections in diabetic individuals. Most serious diabetic complications are mediated by the free radicals, which damage multiple cellular components through direct effects of the cell cycle regulatory proteins. Camel whey protein (CWP) has antioxidant activity and decreases the effects of free radicals...
January 24, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127369/molecular-identification-of-hemoprotozoan-parasites-in-camels-camelus-dromedarius-of-iran
#19
Alireza Sazmand, Barbara Eigner, Mohammad Mirzaei, Seyed Hossein Hekmatimoghaddam, Josef Harl, Georg Gerhard Duscher, Hans-Peter Fuehrer, Anja Joachim
BACKGROUND: Although camels represent a valuable source of food, wool and hide in many countries, in-depth information about their vector-borne pathogens is scarce compared to other animals. The aim of the current study was to characterize vector-borne protozoa in the blood of dromedaries from Iran by molecular tools. METHODS: From June to July 2014, 200 peripheral blood samples were collected from asymptomatic one-humped camels in two provinces of Kerman and Sistan- va-Baloochestan in central and southeastern Iran...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121491/identification-of-macroscopic-sarcocysts-of-sarcocystis-cameli-from-one-humped-camel-camelus-dromedarius-in-iraq
#20
J P Dubey, N Naji, J Mowery, S Verma, R Calero-Bernal
There is considerable confusion concerning the identity of macroscopic Sarcocystis species in camels. Currently 2 species: Sarcocystis cameli, and Sarcocystis ippeni are recognized from 1-humped camel (Camelus dromedarius), and sarcocysts of both species are microscopic. Here, we report identity of macroscopic sarcocysts from the C. dromedarius in Iraq as Sarcocystis cameli. Five sarcocysts from the muscle of 2 adult camels collected in 1999 and stored in 10% formalin were studied by transmission electron microscopy (TEM)...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Parasitology
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