Veterinary Science - Research Publications
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Costing the morbidity and mortality consequences of zoonoses using health-adjusted life years
(Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2015)
Governments are routinely involved in the biosecurity of agricultural and food imports and exports. This involves controlling the complex ongoing threat of the broad range of zoonoses: endemic, exotic and newly emerging. ...
Seroprevalence and Risk Factors for Taenia solium Cysticercosis in Rural Pigs of Northern Peru
(PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE, 2012)
Taenia solium is a cestode parasite that causes cysticercosis in both humans and pigs. A serological survey was undertaken to assess the seroprevalence and risk factors associated with porcine cysticercosis in the rural ...
The MUC1 mucin specifically inhibits activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome
(NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP, 2016-04-01)
MUC1 is a cell membrane-associated mucin, expressed ubiquitously on the mucosal epithelia as well as by immune cells, that limits the inflammatory response to multiple pathogens. We have recently shown that MUC1 controls ...
An optimised perfusion technique for extracting murine gastric leukocytes
(ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, 2015-12-01)
The stomach is a difficult tissue to analyse by flow cytometry, largely due to the difficulty of isolating viable leukocytes. Here we present the re-optimization of a perfusion technique that compares favourably against ...
The role of the NTPDase enzyme family in parasites: what do we know, and where to from here?
(CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS, 2012-07-01)
Nucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolases (NTPDases, GDA1_CD39 protein superfamily) play a diverse range of roles in a number of eukaryotic organisms. In humans NTPDases function in regulating the inflammatory and immune ...
Endothelial Dysfunction in an Ovine Model of Collagen-Induced Arthritis
Background: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) induces systemic inflammation, producing a range of co-morbidities including cardiovascular disease. An early vascular change is endothelial dysfunction, characterized by reduced ...
Challenges of health data recording–an Australian perspective
(International Committee for Animal Recording, 2013)
OfftargetFinder: a web tool for species-specific RNAi design
(OXFORD UNIV PRESS, 2016-04-15)
MOTIVATION: RNA interference (RNAi) technology is being developed as a weapon for pest insect control. To maximize the specificity that such an approach affords we have developed a bioinformatic web tool that searches the ...