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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732035/vaccine-induced-immune-responses-against-both-gag-and-env-improve-control-of-simian-immunodeficiency-virus-replication-in-rectally-challenged-rhesus-macaques
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Mauricio A Martins, Young C Shin, Lucas Gonzalez-Nieto, Aline Domingues, Martin J Gutman, Helen S Maxwell, Iris Castro, Diogo M Magnani, Michael Ricciardi, Nuria Pedreño-Lopez, Varian Bailey, Dillon Betancourt, John D Altman, Matthias Pauthner, Dennis R Burton, Benjamin von Bredow, David T Evans, Maoli Yuan, Christopher L Parks, Keisuke Ejima, David B Allison, Eva Rakasz, Glen N Barber, Saverio Capuano, Jeffrey D Lifson, Ronald C Desrosiers, David I Watkins
The ability to control lentivirus replication may be determined, in part, by the extent to which individual viral proteins are targeted by the immune system. Consequently, defining the antigens that elicit the most protective immune responses may facilitate the design of effective HIV-1 vaccines. Here we vaccinated four groups of rhesus macaques with a heterologous vector prime/boost/boost/boost (PBBB) regimen expressing the following simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) genes: env, gag, vif, rev, tat, and nef (Group 1); env, vif, rev, tat, and nef (Group 2); gag, vif, rev, tat, and nef (Group 3); or vif, rev, tat, and nef (Group 4)...
July 21, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729359/the-%C3%AE-defensin-retrocyclin-101-inhibits-tlr4-and-tlr2-dependent-signaling-and-protects-mice-against-influenza-infection
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Daniel Prantner, Kari Ann Shirey, Wendy Lai, Wuyuan Lu, Alexander M Cole, Stefanie N Vogel, Alfredo Garzino-Demo
Despite widespread use of annual influenza vaccines, seasonal influenza-associated deaths number in the thousands each year, in part because of exacerbating bacterial superinfections. Therefore, discovering additional therapeutic options would be a valuable aid to public health. Recently, TLR4 inhibition has emerged as a possible mechanism for protection against influenza-associated lethality and acute lung injury. Based on recent data showing that rhesus macaque θ-defensins could inhibit TLR4-dependent gene expression, we tested the hypothesis that a novel θ-defensin, retrocyclin (RC)-101, could disrupt TLR4-dependent signaling and protect against viral infection...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729086/non-human-primates-as-a-model-for-aging
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Ricki J Colman
There has been, and continues to be, a dramatic shift in the human population towards older ages necessitating biomedical research aimed at better understanding the basic biology of aging and age-related diseases and facilitating new and improved therapeutic options. As it is not practical to perform the breadth of this research in humans, animal models are necessary to recapitulate the complexity of the aging environment. The mouse model is most frequently chosen for these endeavors, however, they are frequently not the most appropriate model...
July 17, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728613/echocardiographic-parameters-of-clinically-normal-geriatric-rhesus-macaques-macacamulatta
#4
Yu Ueda, Catherine T Gunther-Harrington, Christina L Cruzen, Jeffrey A Roberts, Joshua A Stern
The goal of this study was to generate reference intervals for echocardiographic variables in a population of clinically normal geriatric rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). To do this, we studied 51 animals (age, 18-29 y; weight, 5.24-17.04 kg). The normal values for cardiac indices, including geometry and systolic and diastolic function, were determined by 2D, M-mode, spectral Doppler, and tissue Doppler echocardiography under ketamine hydrochloride sedation. Statistical correlations between the echocardiographic parameters and age, body weight, sex, and heart rate were investigated...
July 1, 2017: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727150/generalized-convulsive-seizures-are-associated-with-ketamine-anesthesia-in-a-rhesus-macaque-macaca-mulatta-undergoing-urodynamic-studies-and-transcutaneous-spinal-cord-stimulation
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Parag N Gad, Gregory W Salyards, Laura M Garzel, Kari L Christe, V Reggie Edgerton, Leif A Havton
A female rhesus macaque developed two episodes of generalized convulsions during transcutaneous spinal cord stimulation (TSCS) and urodynamic studies under ketamine anesthesia. The seizures took place in the absence of active TSCS and bladder pressure elevation. Ketamine anesthesia remains the primary risk factor for the convulsions during these experimental procedures.
July 20, 2017: Journal of Medical Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726496/a-preclinical-study-in-rhesus-macaques-for-cystic-fibrosis-to-assess-gene-transfer-and-transduction-by-aav1-and-aav5-with-a-dual-luciferase-reporter-system
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William Guggino, Janet Benson, JeanClare Seagrave, Ziying Yan, John F Engelhardt, Guangping Gao, Thomas J Conlon, Liudmila Cebotaru
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive disease that is potentially treatable by gene therapy. Since the identification of the gene encoding CFTR, a number of preclinical and clinical trials have been conducted using the first generation of adeno-associated virus, AAV2. All these studies showed that AAV gene therapy for CF is safe, but clinical benefit was not clearly demonstrated. Thus, a new generation of AAV Vectors based on other serotypes is needed to move the field forward. Here we have tested two AAV serotypes (AAV1 and AAV5), using a dual-luciferase reporter system with firefly and Renilla luciferase genes packaged into AAV1 or AAV5, respectively...
July 20, 2017: Human Gene Therapy. Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725019/high-dose-sertraline-monotherapy-fails-to-protect-rhesus-macaques-from-lethal-challenge-with-ebola-virus-makona
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Anna N Honko, Joshua C Johnson, Jonathan S Marchand, Louis Huzella, Ricky D Adams, Nicholas Oberlander, Lisa M Torzewski, Richard S Bennett, Lisa E Hensley, Peter B Jahrling, Gene G Olinger
The recent epidemic of Ebola virus disease in West Africa resulted in an unprecedented number of cases and deaths. Due to the scope of the outbreak combined with the lack of available approved treatment options, there was strong motivation to investigate any potential drug which had existing data reporting anti-Ebola activity. Drugs with demonstrated antiviral activity in the nonhuman primate models already approved for another indication or for which there was existing safety data were considered to be priorities for evaluation by the World Health Organization...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724494/pharmacokinetics-of-a-novel-transdermal-fentanyl-solution-in-rhesus-macaques-macaca-mulatta
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Gregory W Salyards, Marie-Josee Lemoy, Heather K Knych, Ashley E Hill, Kari L Christe
Rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) are the most commonly used NHP biomedical model and experience both research and clinical procedures requiring analgesia. Opioids are a mainstay of analgesic therapy. A novel, transdermal fentanyl solution (TFS) has been developed as a long-acting, single-administration topical opioid and was reported to provide at least 4 d of effective plasma concentrations in beagles (Canis familiaris). To evaluate the pharmacokinetic profile of TFS in healthy adult rhesus macaques, we used a 2-period, 2-treatment crossover study of a single topical administration of 1...
July 1, 2017: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724489/population-genetic-structure-of-the-cayo-santiago-colony-of-rhesus-macaques-macaca-mulatta
#9
Sreetharan Kanthaswamy, Robert F Oldt, Jillian Ng, Angelina V Ruiz-Lambides, Elizabeth Maldonado, Melween I Martínez, Carlos A Sariol
The rhesus macaque population at Cayo Santiago increases annually and is in urgent need of control. In-depth assessments of the colony's population genetic and pedigree structures provide a starting point for improving the colony's long-term management program. We evaluated the degree of genetic variation and coefficients of inbreeding and kinship of the Cayo Santiago colony by using pedigree and short tandem repeat (STR) data from 4738 rhesus macaques, which represent 7 extant social groups and a group of migrant males...
July 1, 2017: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724484/echocardiographic-parameters-of-clinically-normal-geriatric-rhesus-macaques-macacamulatta
#10
Yu Ueda, Catherine T Gunther-Harrington, Christina L Cruzen, Jeffrey A Roberts, Joshua A Stern
The goal of this study was to generate reference intervals for echocardiographic variables in a population of clinically normal geriatric rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). To do this, we studied 51 animals (age, 18-29 y; weight, 5.24-17.04 kg). The normal values for cardiac indices, including geometry and systolic and diastolic function, were determined by 2D, M-mode, spectral Doppler, and tissue Doppler echocardiography under ketamine hydrochloride sedation. Statistical correlations between the echocardiographic parameters and age, body weight, sex, and heart rate were investigated...
July 1, 2017: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722685/neural-control-of-finger-movement-via-intracortical-brain-machine-interface
#11
Zachary T Irwin, Karen E Schroeder, Philip P Vu, Autumn J Bullard, Derek M Tat, Chrono S Nu, Alex Vaskov, Samuel R Nason, David E Thompson, Nicole Bentley, Parag G Patil, Cynthia A Chestek
OBJECTIVE: Intracortical brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) are a promising source of prosthesis control signals for individuals with severe motor disabilities. Previous BMI studies have primarily focused on predicting and controlling whole-arm movements; precise control of hand kinematics, however, has not been fully demonstrated. Here, we investigate the continuous decoding of precise finger movements in rhesus macaques. APPROACH: In order to elicit precise and repeatable finger movements, we have developed a novel behavioral task paradigm which requires the subject to acquire virtual fingertip position targets...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720462/a-novel-trivalent-hpv-16-18-58-vaccine-with-anti-hpv-16-and-18-neutralizing-antibody-responses-comparable-to-those-induced-by-the-gardasil-quadrivalent-vaccine-in-rhesus-macaque-model
#12
Fei Yin, Yajun Wang, Na Chen, Dunquan Jiang, Yefeng Qiu, Yan Wang, Mei Yan, Jianping Chen, Haijiang Zhang, Yongjiang Liu
Persistent infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) is a key factor in the development of precancerous lesions and invasive cervical cancer. Prophylactic vaccines to immunize against HPV are an effective approach to reducing HPV related disease burden. In this study, we investigated the immunogenicity and dosage effect of a trivalent HPV 16/18/58 vaccine (3vHPV) produced in Escherichia coli (E.coli), with Gardasil quadrivalent vaccine (4vHPV, Merck & Co.) as a positive control. Sera collected from rhesus macaques vaccinated with three dosage formulations of 3vHPV (termed low-, mid-, and high-dosage formulations, respectively), and the 4vHPV vaccine were analyzed by both Pseudovirus-Based Neutralization Assay (PBNA) and Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)...
June 2017: Papillomavirus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719653/isolation-of-a-monoclonal-antibody-from-a-phage-display-library-binding-the-rhesus-macaque-mhc-class-i-allomorph-mamu-a1-001
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Nathan Holman, Jason T Weinfurter, Trevor R Harsla, Roger W Wiseman, Aaron J Belli, Anthony J Michaels, Keith A Reimann, Robert I DeMars, Matthew R Reynolds
Monoclonal antibodies that bind to human leukocyte antigen (HLA) are useful tools for HLA-typing, tracking donor-recipient chimerisms after bone marrow transplants, and characterizing specific major histocompatibility complexes (MHC) on cell surfaces. Unfortunately, equivalent reagents are not available for rhesus macaques, which are commonly used animal as models in organ transplant and infectious disease research. To address this deficiency, we isolated an antibody that recognizes the common Indian rhesus macaque MHC class I molecule, Mamu-A1*001...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712672/noise-induced-cochlear-synaptopathy-in-rhesus-monkeys-macaca-mulatta
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M D Valero, J A Burton, S N Hauser, T A Hackett, R Ramachandran, M C Liberman
Cochlear synaptopathy can result from various insults, including acoustic trauma, aging, ototoxicity, or chronic conductive hearing loss. For example, moderate noise exposure in mice can destroy up to ∼50% of synapses between auditory nerve fibers (ANFs) and inner hair cells (IHCs) without affecting outer hair cells (OHCs) or thresholds, because the synaptopathy occurs first in high-threshold ANFs. However, the fiber loss likely impairs temporal processing and hearing-in-noise, a classic complaint of those with sensorineural hearing loss...
July 8, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712361/plasmodium-knowlesi-a-superb-in-vivo-nonhuman-primate-model-of-antigenic-variation-in-malaria
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M R Galinski, S A Lapp, M S Peterson, F Ay, C J Joyner, K G LE Roch, L L Fonseca, E O Voit
Antigenic variation in malaria was discovered in Plasmodium knowlesi studies involving longitudinal infections of rhesus macaques (M. mulatta). The variant proteins, known as the P. knowlesi Schizont Infected Cell Agglutination (SICA) antigens and the P. falciparum Erythrocyte Membrane Protein 1 (PfEMP1) antigens, expressed by the SICAvar and var multigene families, respectively, have been studied for over 30 years. Expression of the SICA antigens in P. knowlesi requires a splenic component, and specific antibodies are necessary for variant antigen switch events in vivo...
July 17, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708886/kir3dl01-upregulation-on-gut-natural-killer-cells-in-response-to-siv-infection-of-kir-and-mhc-class-i-defined-rhesus-macaques
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Moritz Ries, Matthew R Reynolds, Ksenia Bashkueva, Kristin Crosno, Saverio Capuano, Trent M Prall, Roger Wiseman, David H O'Connor, Eva G Rakasz, Hajime Uno, Jeffrey D Lifson, David T Evans
Natural killer cells provide an important early defense against viral pathogens and are regulated in part by interactions between highly polymorphic killer-cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIRs) on NK cells and their MHC class I ligands on target cells. We previously identified MHC class I ligands for two rhesus macaque KIRs: KIR3DL01 recognizes Mamu-Bw4 molecules and KIR3DL05 recognizes Mamu-A1*002. To determine how these interactions influence NK cell responses, we infected KIR3DL01+ and KIR3DL05+ macaques with and without defined ligands for these receptors with SIVmac239, and monitored NK cell responses in peripheral blood and lymphoid tissues...
July 14, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701402/increased-durable-b-cell-and-adcc-responses-associated-with-t-helper-responses-to-hiv-1-envelope-in-macaques-vaccinated-with-gp140-occluded-at-the-cd4-receptor-binding-site
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Willy M J M Bogers, Susan W Barnett, Herman Oostermeijer, Ivonne G Nieuwenhuis, Niels Beenhakker, Daniella Mortier, Petra Mooij, Gerrit Koopman, Edmund Remarque, Gregoire Martin, Rachel Pei-Jen Lai, Antu K Dey, Yide Sun, Brian Burke, Guido Ferrari, David Montefiori, Loic Martin, David Davis, Indresh Srivastava, Jonathan L Heeney
Strategies are needed to improve the immunogenicity of HIV-1 envelope (Env) antigens for more long lived, efficacious HIV-1 vaccine induced B-cell responses. HIV-1 Env gp140 (native or un-cleaved molecules) or gp120 monomeric proteins elicit relatively poor B-cell responses which are short-lived. We hypothesized that Env engagement of the CD4 receptor on T-helper cells may result in anergic effects on T-cell recruitment and consequently a lack of strong robust and durable B-memory responses. To test this hypothesis we occluded the CD4 binding site (CD4bs) of gp140 by stable cross-linking with a 3kD CD4 miniprotein mimetic serving to block ligation of gp140 on CD4+T-cells while preserving CD4 inducible (CDi) neutralizing and epitopes targeted by antibody dependent cellular cytotoxic (ADCC) effector responses...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701320/changes-in-microvascular-density-differentiate-metabolic-health-outcomes-in-monkeys-with-prior-radiation-exposure-and-subsequent-skeletal-muscle-ecm-remodeling
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Katherine M Fanning, Bianca Pfisterer, Ashley T Davis, Tennille D Presley, Ian M Williams, David H Wasserman, J Mark Cline, Kylie Kavanagh
Radiation exposure accelerates the onset of age-related diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and neoplasia and thus lends insight into in vivo mechanisms common to these disorders. Fibrosis and extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling, which occur with aging, overnutrition, and following irradiation, are both risk factors for type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) development. Our prior work demonstrated that monkeys with whole-body radiation exposure five to nine years prior had an increased incidence of skeletal muscle insulin resistance and T2DM...
July 12, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700960/relationships-between-affiliative-social-behavior-and-hair-cortisol-concentrations-in-semi-free-ranging-rhesus-monkeys
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Lauren J Wooddell, Amanda F Hamel, Ashley M Murphy, Kristen L Byers, Stefano S K Kaburu, Jerrold S Meyer, Stephen J Suomi, Amanda M Dettmer
Sociality is a fundamental aspect of human behavior and health. One benefit of affiliative social relationships is reduced short-term levels of glucocorticoids (GCs), which are indicative of physiological stress. Less is known, however, about chronic GC production in relation to affiliative social behavior. To address this issue, we studied a semi-free ranging troop of rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) and collected hair samples to measure hair cortisol concentrations (HCCs), as a measure of chronic GC production, during routine biannual exams...
June 29, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698046/simian-varicella-virus-causes-robust-transcriptional-changes-in-t-cells-that-support-viral-replication
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Nicole Arnold, Ilhem Messaoudi
Varicella zoster virus (VZV) causes varicella (chickenpox) during acute infection. Several studies have shown that T cells are early and preferential targets of VZV infection that play a critical role in disseminating VZV in to the skin and ganglia. However, the transcriptional changes that occur in VZV-infected T cells remain unclear due to limited access to clinical samples and robust translational animal models. In this study, we used a nonhuman primate model of VZV infection where rhesus macaques are infected with the closely related Simian Varicella Virus (SVV) to provide novel insights into VZV-T cell interactions...
July 8, 2017: Virus Research
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