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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926566/guidelines-for-the-management-of-a-brain-death-donor-in-the-rhesus-macaque-a-translational-transplant-model
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Tiffany J Zens, Juan S Danobeitia, Peter J Chlebeck, Laura J Zitur, Scott Odorico, Kevin Brunner, Jennifer Coonen, Saverio Capuano, Anthony M D'Alessandro, Kristina Matkowskyj, Weixiong Zhong, Jose Torrealba, Luis Fernandez
INTRODUCTION: The development of a translatable brain death animal model has significant potential to advance not only transplant research, but also the understanding of the pathophysiologic changes that occur in brain death and severe traumatic brain injury. The aim of this paper is to describe a rhesus macaque model of brain death designed to simulate the average time and medical management described in the human literature. METHODS: Following approval by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, a brain death model was developed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918646/depletion-of-gut-resident-ccr5-cells-for-hiv-cure-strategies
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David Patrick Merriam, Connie Chen, Gema Mendez-Lagares, Kenneth Rogers, Anthony Michaels, Jiangli Yan, Paul Casaz, Keith Reimann, Francois Villenger, Dennis J Hartigan-O'Connor
The HIV reservoir forming at the earliest stages of infection is likely composed of CCR5+ cells, because these cells are the targets of transmissible virus. Restriction of the CCR5+ reservoir, particularly in gut, may be needed for subsequent cure attempts. Strategies for killing or depleting CCR5+ cells have been described, but none have been tested in vivo in non-human primates and the extent of achievable depletion from tissues is not known. Here we investigate the efficacy of two novel cytotoxic treatments for targeting and eliminating CCR5+ cells in young rhesus macaques...
September 17, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910395/multilocus-genotyping-of-giardia-duodenalis-in-captive-non-human-primates-in-sichuan-and-guizhou-provinces-southwestern-china
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Zhijun Zhong, Yinan Tian, Wei Li, Xiangming Huang, Lei Deng, Suizhong Cao, Yi Geng, Hualin Fu, Liuhong Shen, Haifeng Liu, Guangneng Peng
Giardia duodenalis is a common human and animal pathogen. It has been increasingly reported in wild and captive non-human primates (NHPs) in recent years. However, multilocus genotyping information for G. duodenalis infecting NHPs in southwestern China is limited. In the present study, the prevalence and multilocus genotypes (MLGs) of G. duodenalis in captive NHPs in southwestern China were determined. We examined 207 fecal samples from NHPs in Sichuan and Guizhou provinces, and 16 specimens were positive for G...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904342/evolution-of-t-cell-responses-during-measles-virus-infection-and-rna-clearance
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Ashley N Nelson, Nicole Putnam, Debra Hauer, Victoria K Baxter, Robert J Adams, Diane E Griffin
Measles is an acute viral disease associated both with immune suppression and development of life-long immunity. Clearance of measles virus (MeV) involves rapid elimination of infectious virus during the rash followed by slow elimination of viral RNA. To characterize cellular immune responses during recovery, we analyzed the appearance, specificity and function of MeV-specific T cells for 6 months after respiratory infection of rhesus macaques with wild type MeV. IFN-γ and IL-17-producing cells specific for the hemagglutinin and nucleocapsid proteins appeared in circulation in multiple waves approximately 2-3, 8 and 18-24 weeks after infection...
September 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904195/vector-order-determines-protection-against-pathogenic-simian-immunodeficiency-virus-infection-in-a-triple-component-vaccine-by-balancing-cd4-and-cd8-t-cell-responses
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Ulrike Sauermann, Antonia Radaelli, Nicole Stolte-Leeb, Katharina Raue, Massimiliano Bissa, Carlo Zanotto, Michael Krawczak, Matthias Tenbusch, Klaus Überla, Brandon F Keele, Carlo De Giuli Morghen, Sieghart Sopper, Christiane Stahl-Hennig
An effective AIDS vaccine should elicit strong humoral and cellular immune responses while maintaining low levels of CD4(+) T cell activation to avoid the generation of target cells for viral infection. The present study investigated two prime-boost regimens, both starting vaccination with single cycle immunodeficiency virus, followed by two mucosal boosts either with recombinant adenovirus (rAd) or fowlpox virus (rFWPV) expressing SIVmac239 or SIVmac251 gag/pol and env genes, respectively. Finally, vectors were switched and systemically administered to the reciprocal group of animals...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904101/methodological-considerations-for-a-chronic-neural-interface-with-the-cuneate-nucleus-of-macaques
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Aneesha K Suresh, Jeremy Winberry, Christopher Versteeg, Raeed H Chowdhury, Tucker Tomlinson, Joshua M Rosenow, Lee E Miller, Sliman J Bensmaia
While the response properties of neurons in the somatosensory nerves and anterior parietal cortex have been extensively studied, little is known about the encoding of tactile and proprioceptive information in the cuneate nucleus (CN) or external cuneate nucleus (ECN), the first recipients of upper limb somatosensory afferent signals. The major challenge in characterizing neural coding in CN/ECN has been to record from these tiny, difficult to access brainstem structures. Most previous investigations of CN response properties have been carried out in decerebrate or anesthetized animals, thereby eliminating the well-documented top-down signals from cortex, which likely exert a strong influence on CN responses...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903822/evaluation-of-a-zinc-gluconate-neutralized-with-arginine-product-as-a-nonsurgical-method-for-sterilization-of-rhesus-macaques-macaca-mulatta
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Kacie N Woodward, Rebekah I Keesler, J Rachel Reader, Kari L Christe
Because rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) are prolific breeders, overpopulation can be problematic in both research and feral populations. Currently, the most effective contraceptive methods are hormonal control in female macaques and vasectomies in males. These methods each come with innate challenges, the foremost being the alteration of necessary hormonal patterns. In this study, we assessed the use of zinc gluconate neutralized with arginine as a novel, nonsurgical alternative to male contraception in 12 rhesus macaques...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900299/social-resource-foraging-is-guided-by-the-principles-of-the-marginal-value-theorem
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Courtney Turrin, Nicholas A Fagan, Olga Dal Monte, Steve W C Chang
Optimality principles guide how animals adapt to changing environments. During foraging for nonsocial resources such as food and water, species across taxa obey a strategy that maximizes resource harvest rate. However, it remains unknown whether foraging for social resources also obeys such a strategic principle. We investigated how primates forage for social information conveyed by conspecific facial expressions using the framework of optimal foraging theory. We found that the canonical principle of Marginal Value Theorem (MVT) also applies to social resources...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895579/a-sexually-dimorphic-peptidergic-system-in-the-lower-spinal-cord-controlling-penile-function-in-non-human-primates
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T Ito, T Oti, K Takanami, K Satoh, Y Ueda, T Sakamoto, H Sakamoto
STUDY DESIGN: Experimental animal study. OBJECTIVES: Although a population of gastrin-releasing peptide (GRP) neurons in the lumbar spinal cord has an important role in erection and ejaculation in rats, little information exists on this GRP system in primates. To identify the male-specific GRP system in the primate spinal cord, we studied the lumbosacral cord in macaque monkeys as a non-human primate model. SETTING: University laboratory in Japan...
September 12, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895116/age-at-reproductive-debut-developmental-predictors-and-consequences-for-lactation-infant-mass-and-subsequent-reproduction-in-rhesus-macaques-macaca-mulatta
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Florent Pittet, Crystal Johnson, Katie Hinde
OBJECTIVES: The age at which females initiate their reproductive career is a critical life-history parameter with potential consequences on their residual reproductive value and lifetime fitness. The age at reproductive debut may be intimately tied to the somatic capacity of the mother to rear her young, but relatively little is known about the influence of age of first birth on milk synthesis within a broader framework of reproductive scheduling, infant outcomes, and other life-history tradeoffs...
September 12, 2017: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894109/stress-behaviours-buffer-macaques-from-aggression
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Jamie Whitehouse, Jérôme Micheletta, Bridget M Waller
Primates (including humans) scratch when stressed. So far, such scratching has been seen as a by-product of physiological processes associated with stress, and attributed proximate, regulatory function. However, it is possible that others could use this relationship between scratching and stress as an indication of the animal's stress state, and thus scratching could potentially have social function. As a test of this theory, we measured the production of, and social responses to scratching in a group of free-ranging rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta)...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893555/pacing-stereotypies-in-laboratory-rhesus-macaques-implications-for-animal-welfare-and-the-validity-of-neuroscientific-findings
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Colline Poirier, Melissa Bateson
Stereotypic behaviours are commonly observed in captive animals and are usually interpreted as a sign of poor welfare. Stereotypies have also been linked with brain abnormalities. However, stereotypies are a heterogeneous class of behaviours and mounting evidence indicates that different stereotypies can have different causes, and can be linked to different affective states. As a consequence, the implications of a specific stereotypy in a specific species cannot be safely inferred from evidence on other stereotypies or species...
September 8, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892515/strong-interferon-gamma-mediated-cellular-immunity-to-scrub-typhus-demonstrated-using-a-novel-whole-cell-antigen-elispot-assay-in-rhesus-macaques-and-humans
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Manutsanun Sumonwiriya, Daniel H Paris, Piyanate Sunyakumthorn, Tippawan Anantatat, Kemajittra Jenjaroen, Suchintana Chumseng, Rawiwan Im-Erbsin, Ampai Tanganuchitcharnchai, Suthatip Jintaworn, Stuart D Blacksell, Fazle R Chowdhury, Barbara Kronsteiner-Dobramysl, Prapit Teparrukkul, Robin L Burke, Eric D Lombardini, Allen L Richards, Carl J Mason, James W Jones, Nicholas P J Day, Susanna J Dunachie
Scrub typhus is a febrile infection caused by the obligate intracellular bacterium Orientia tsutsugamushi, which causes significant morbidity and mortality across the Asia-Pacific region. The control of this vector-borne disease is challenging due to humans being dead-end hosts, vertical maintenance of the pathogen in the vector itself, and a potentially large rodent reservoir of unclear significance, coupled with a lack of accurate diagnostic tests. Development of an effective vaccine is highly desirable. This however requires better characterization of the natural immune response of this neglected but important disease...
September 11, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889212/cocaine-like-discriminative-stimulus-effects-of-norepinephrine-preferring-monoamine-releasers-time-course-and-interaction-studies-in-rhesus-monkeys
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Stephen J Kohut, David S Jacobs, Richard B Rothman, John S Partilla, Jack Bergman, Bruce E Blough
RATIONALE: The therapeutic potential of monoamine releasers with prominent dopaminergic effects is hindered by their high abuse liability. OBJECTIVES: The present study examined the effects of several novel "norepinephrine (NE)-preferring" monoamine releasers relative to non-selective monoamine releasers, d-amphetamine and d-methamphetamine, in rhesus monkeys trained to discriminate cocaine. NE-preferring releasers were approximately 13-fold more potent for NE compared to dopamine release and ranged in potency for serotonin release (PAL-329 < l-methamphetamine < PAL-169)...
September 9, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885626/evidence-for-a-primate-origin-of-zoonotic-helicobacter-suis-colonizing-domesticated-pigs
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Bram Flahou, Mirko Rossi, Jaco Bakker, Jan Am Langermans, Edwin Heuvelman, Jay V Solnick, Miriam E Martin, Jani O'Rourke, Le Duc Ngoan, Nguyen Xuan Hoa, Masahiko Nakamura, Anders Øverby, Hidenori Matsui, Hiroyoshi Ota, Takehisa Matsumoto, Dennis L Foss, Laurice A Kopta, Oladipo Omotosho, Maria Pia Franciosini, Patrizia Casagrande Proietti, Aizhen Guo, Han Liu, Gabriela Borilova, Ana Paula Bracarense, Sara K Lindén, Sofie De Bruyckere, Guangzhi Zhang, Chloë De Witte, Annemieke Smet, Frank Pasmans, Richard Ducatelle, Jukka Corander, Freddy Haesebrouck
Helicobacter suis is the second most prevalent Helicobacter species in the stomach of humans suffering from gastric disease. This bacterium mainly inhabits the stomach of domesticated pigs, in which it causes gastric disease, but it appears to be absent in wild boars. Interestingly, it also colonizes the stomach of asymptomatic rhesus and cynomolgus monkeys. The origin of modern human-, pig- or non-human primate-associated H. suis strains in these respective host populations was hitherto unknown. Here we show that H...
September 8, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878010/broadly-neutralizing-antibodies-targeting-the-hiv-1-envelope-v2-apex-confer-protection-against-a-clade-c-shiv-challenge
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Boris Julg, Lawrence J Tartaglia, Brandon F Keele, Kshitij Wagh, Amarendra Pegu, Devin Sok, Peter Abbink, Stephen D Schmidt, Keyun Wang, Xuejun Chen, M Gordon Joyce, Ivelin S Georgiev, Misook Choe, Peter D Kwong, Nicole A Doria-Rose, Khoa Le, Mark K Louder, Robert T Bailer, Penny L Moore, Bette Korber, Michael S Seaman, Salim S Abdool Karim, Lynn Morris, Richard A Koup, John R Mascola, Dennis R Burton, Dan H Barouch
Neutralizing antibodies to the V2 apex antigenic region of the HIV-1 envelope (Env) trimer are among the most prevalent cross-reactive antibodies elicited by natural infection. Two recently described V2-specific antibodies, PGDM1400 and CAP256-VRC26.25, have demonstrated exquisite potency and neutralization breadth against HIV-1. However, little data exist on the protective efficacy of V2-specific neutralizing antibodies. We created a novel SHIV-325c viral stock that included a clade C HIV-1 envelope and was susceptible to neutralization by both of these antibodies...
September 6, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874759/prior-exposure-to-zika-virus-significantly-enhances-peak-dengue-2-viremia-in-rhesus-macaques
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Jeffy George, William G Valiant, Mary J Mattapallil, Michelle Walker, Yan-Jang S Huang, Dana L Vanlandingham, John Misamore, Jack Greenhouse, Deborah E Weiss, Daniela Verthelyi, Stephen Higgs, Hanne Andersen, Mark G Lewis, Joseph J Mattapallil
Structural and functional homologies between the Zika and Dengue viruses' envelope proteins raise the possibility that cross-reactive antibodies induced following Zika virus infection might enhance subsequent Dengue infection. Using the rhesus macaque model we show that prior infection with Zika virus leads to a significant enhancement of Dengue-2 viremia that is accompanied by neutropenia, lympocytosis, hyperglycemia, and higher reticulocyte counts, along with the activation of pro-inflammatory monocyte subsets and release of inflammatory mediators...
September 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873045/gadolinium-chelate-safety-in-pregnancy-barely-detectable-gadolinium-levels-in-the-juvenile-nonhuman-primate-after-in-utero-exposure
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Joao Prola-Netto, Mark Woods, Victoria H J Roberts, Elinor L Sullivan, Christina Ann Miller, Antonio E Frias, Karen Y Oh
Purpose To determine whether gadolinium remains in juvenile nonhuman primate tissue after maternal exposure to intravenous gadoteridol during pregnancy. Materials and Methods Gravid rhesus macaques and their offspring (n = 10) were maintained, as approved by the institutional animal care and utilization committee. They were prospectively studied as part of a pre-existing ongoing research protocol to evaluate the effects of maternal malnutrition on placental and fetal development. On gestational days 85 and 135, they underwent placental magnetic resonance imaging after intravenous gadoteridol administration...
September 4, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861612/molecular-characterization-of-enterocytozoon-bieneusi-isolates-in-laboratory-macaques-in-north-china-zoonotic-concerns
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Hang Yang, Yongchao Lin, Yijing Li, Mingxin Song, Yixin Lu, Wei Li
The significance of wild and zoo nonhuman primates (NHPs) as potential sources of human Enterocytozoon bieneusi infections has been increasingly appreciated, while the role of laboratory NHPs in zoonotic transmission of microsporidiosis remains elusive. In this study, the infection rate, genetic characteristic, and zoonotic potential of E. bieneusi were investigated for 205 laboratory macaques in Beijing, north China. The parasite was identified in 37 (18.0%) animals by nested PCR and sequencing of the ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS), with an infection rate of 25...
August 31, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855289/the-neural-code-for-tactile-roughness-in-the-somatosensory-nerves
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Justin D Lieber, Xinyue Xia, Alison I Weber, Sliman J Bensmaia
Roughness is the most salient perceptual dimension of surface texture but has no well-defined physical basis. Here, we seek to determine the neural determinants of tactile roughness in the somatosensory nerves. Specifically, we record the patterns of activation evoked in tactile nerve fibers of anesthetized Rhesus macaques to a large and diverse set of natural textures and assess what aspect of these patterns of activation can account for psychophysical judgments of roughness, obtained from human observers...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
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