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Galectins and collectinis expression are increased in Haemonchus contortus-infected corriedale sheep.

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Title
Galectins and collectinis expression are increased in Haemonchus contortus-infected corriedale sheep.
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Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, September 2015
DOI 10.1590/s1984-29612015056
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Souza, Bárbara Maria Paraná da Silva, Lambert, Sabrina Mota, Nishi, Sandra Mayumi, Benavides, Magda Vieira, Berne, Maria Elisabeth Aires, Madruga, Claudio Roberto, Almeida, Maria Angela Ornelas de

Abstract

Galectins and collectins are proteins classified in the lectin family that have the ability to recognize molecular patterns associated with pathogens. Studies on cattle have demonstrated high expression of these proteins during infection with gastrointestinal nematodes. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the level of Haemonchus contortus infection would alter the expression of galectins (Gal11 and Gal14) and collectins (SPA and CGN) in sheep. Twelve Corriedale sheep exposed to natural infection with nematodes were divided into two groups: group 1 (G1, n = 7) and group 2 (G2, n = 5), with low and high parasite burdens, respectively, based on fecal egg counts and abomasal parasite counts. The fecal egg counts and abomasal parasite counts were significantly different (p < 0.05) between the groups. Galectin and collectin gene expression was observed in all sheep abomasal samples. However, animals with lower infection levels showed lower expression of the genes Gal14, SPA and CGN (p < 0.05). Expression of lectins was associated with the abomasal H. contortus burden, thus suggesting that these proteins may have a role in controlling of this infection.

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Student > Master 1 8%
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Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 8%
Unknown 12 92%

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