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Volume 5 Supplement 4

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Animal Genomics for Animal Health (AGAH 2010)


Edited by Marie-Hélène Pinard-van der Laan

International Symposium on Animal Genomics for Animal Health (AGAH 2010). Go to conference site.

Paris, France31 May - 2 June 2010

  1. The second International Symposium on Animal Genomics for Animal Health held in Paris, France 31 May-2 June, 2010, assembled more than 140 participants representing research organizations from 40 countries. Th...

    Authors: Steve C Bishop, Joan K Lunney, Marie-Hélène Pinard-van der Laan and Cyril G Gay
    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2011 5(Suppl 4):S1
  2. The knowledge on the immune responses to LPAI is limited. The purpose of this study was to investigate the immune responses of two divergently selected lines of broilers, a line responding with high antibody r...

    Authors: Lonneke Vervelde, Eveline de Geus, Christine Jansen and Dan E Heller
    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2011 5(Suppl 4):S5
  3. To decipher the complexity and improve the understanding of host-pathogen interactions, biologists must adopt new system level approaches in which the hierarchy of biological interactions and dynamics can be s...

    Authors: L Garry Adams, Sangeeta Khare, Sara D Lawhon, Carlos A Rossetti, Harris A Lewin, Mary S Lipton, Joshua E Turse, Dennis C Wylie, Yu Bai and Kenneth L Drake
    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2011 5(Suppl 4):S6
  4. Marek’s disease virus (MDV) is an oncovirus that induces lymphoid tumors in susceptible chickens, and may affect the epigenetic stability of the CD4 gene. The purpose of this study was to find the effect of MDV i...

    Authors: Juan Luo, Ying Yu, Huanmin Zhang, Fei Tian, Shuang Chang, Hans H Cheng and Jiuzhou Song
    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2011 5(Suppl 4):S7
  5. Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae is the etiologic agent of enzootic pneumonia, which causes important economic losses to swine industry. The Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are pattern-recognition receptors which detect micro...

    Authors: Katiene Régia Silva Sousa, André Mauric Frossard Ribeiro, Paulo Roberto Nunes Goes, Simone Eliza Facioni Guimarães, Paulo Sávio Lopes, Renata Veroneze and Eliane Gasparino
    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2011 5(Suppl 4):S9
  6. In pig, very little information is available on the non classical class I (Ib) genes of the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) i.e. SLA-6, -7 and -8. Our aim was to focus on the transcription pattern of the S...

    Authors: Rui Hu, Gaëtan Lemonnier, Emmanuelle Bourneuf, Silvia Vincent-Naulleau and Claire Rogel-Gaillard
    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2011 5(Suppl 4):S10
  7. Experimental exposure of swine neutrophils to bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) represents a model to study the innate immune response during bacterial infection. Neutrophils can effectively limit the infecti...

    Authors: Gema Sanz-Santos, Ángeles Jiménez-Marín, Rocío Bautista, Noé Fernández, Gonzalo M Claros and Juan J Garrido
    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2011 5(Suppl 4):S11
  8. Characterization of host transcriptional responses during coccidia infections can provide new clues for the development of alternative disease control strategies against these complex protozoan pathogens.

    Authors: Chul-Hong Kim, Hyun S Lillehoj, Yeong-Ho Hong, Calvin L Keeler Jr and Erik P Lillehoj
    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2011 5(Suppl 4):S12
  9. Avian influenza (AI) infection in poultry can result in high morbidity and mortality, and negatively affect international trade. Because most AI vaccines used for poultry are inactivated, our knowledge of immu...

    Authors: Darrell R Kapczynski, Karen Liljebjelke, Gururaj Kulkarni, Henry Hunt, Hai Jun Jiang and Daniel Petkov
    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2011 5(Suppl 4):S13
  10. Marek’s disease (MD), a T cell lymphoma induced by the highly oncogenic α-herpesvirus Marek’s disease virus (MDV), is the main chronic infectious disease concern threatening the poultry industry. Enhancing gen...

    Authors: Sean MacEachern, William M Muir, Seth Crosby and Hans H Cheng
    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2011 5(Suppl 4):S14
  11. Here, we jointly summarise scientific evidence for genetic variation in resistance to infection with Mycobacterium bovis, the primary agent of bovine tuberculosis (TB), provided by two recent and separate studies...

    Authors: Mairead L Bermingham, Susan Brotherstone, Donagh P Berry, Simon J More, Margaret Good, Andrew R Cromie, Ian MS White, Isabella M Higgins, Mike Coffey, Sara H Downs, Elizabeth J Glass, Stephen C Bishop, Andy P Mitchell, Richard S Clifton-Hadley and John A Woolliams
    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2011 5(Suppl 4):S15
  12. Mastitis is the most costly disease for dairy production, and control of the disease is often difficult, due to its multi-factorial nature. Susceptibility to mastitis is under partial genetic control and the i...

    Authors: Giulietta Minozzi, Ezequiel L Nicolazzi, Francesco Strozzi, Alessandra Stella, Riccardo Negrini, Paolo Ajmone-Marsan and John L Williams
    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2011 5(Suppl 4):S17
  13. An association study between single nucleotide polymorphism markers (SNP) and (innate and adaptive) immune parameters but also feather condition score on the back, rump and belly of laying hens was performed. ...

    Authors: Jan J van der Poel, Filippo Biscarini, Bas T Rodenburg, Johan AM van Arendonk, Henk K Parmentier, Annemieke P Jungerius and Henk Bovenhuis
    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2011 5(Suppl 4):S18
  14. The complement system is an evolutionary ancient mechanism that plays an essential role in innate immunity and contributes to the acquired immune response. Three modes of activation, known as classical, altern...

    Authors: Klaus Wimmers, Do Vo Anh Khoa, Sabine Schütze, Eduard Murani and Siriluck Ponsuksili
    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2011 5(Suppl 4):S19
  15. This preliminary study was aimed at evaluating the association between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) on Toll like receptor 9 (TLR9) gene and some immunological parameters in a population of Italian Ho...

    Authors: Elisabetta Catalani, Alessandro Nardone, Antonino Barone, Maria Teresa Scicluna, Gian Luca Autorino, Andrea Caprioli and Nicola Lacetera
    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2011 5(Suppl 4):S20
  16. Infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis (IBK), also known as pinkeye, is characterized by damage to the cornea and is an economically important, lowly heritable, categorical disease trait in beef cattle. Scores...

    Authors: Kadir Kizilkaya, Richard G Tait, Dorian J Garrick, Rohan L Fernando and James M Reecy
    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2011 5(Suppl 4):S22
  17. Animal trypanosomosis in sub-Saharan Africa is a major obstacle to livestock based agriculture. Control relies on drugs with increasing incidence of multiple-drug resistance. A previous mapping experiment in a...

    Authors: Caleb Orenge, Leonard Munga, Charles Kimwele, Steve Kemp, Abraham Korol, John Gibson, Olivier Hanotte and Morris Soller
    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2011 5(Suppl 4):S23
  18. The host mounts an immune response to pathogens, but few data are currently available on the role of host genetics in variation in response to avian influenza (AI). The study presented here investigated the ro...

    Authors: Laura Sironi, John L Williams, Alessandra Stella, Giulietta Minozzi, Ana Moreno, Paola Ramelli, Jianlin Han, Steffen Weigend, Junxing Wan, Guerino Lombardi, Paolo Cordioli and Paola Mariani
    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2011 5(Suppl 4):S25
  19. Coccidiosis is a parasitic disease with major economic impact, one of whose main causative agents is Eimeria tenella. Chicken breeds display variable natural resistance to this disease. Unravelling the genetic ba...

    Authors: Thomas Heams, Bertrand Bed'hom, Emmanuelle Rebours, Florence Jaffrezic and Marie-Hélène Pinard-van der Laan
    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2011 5(Suppl 4):S26
  20. Pattern recognition receptors (PRRs), including Toll-like receptors (TLRs), are censoring receptors for molecules derived from bacteria, viruses, and fungi. The PRR system is a prerequisite for proper response...

    Authors: Hirohide Uenishi, Hiroki Shinkai, Takeya Morozumi, Yoshihiro Muneta, Kosuke Jozaki, Chihiro Kojima-Shibata and Eisaku Suzuki
    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2011 5(Suppl 4):S27
  21. The effect of breed on Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Viremia (PRRSV) was tested using data collected in 17 Italian commercial pig farms and 1096 genotypes obtained by the PorcineSNP60 BeadChip....

    Authors: Stefano Biffani, Sara Botti, Stephen C Bishop, Alessandra Stella and Elisabetta Giuffra
    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2011 5(Suppl 4):S28
  22. The LEI0258 marker is located within the B region of the chicken Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC), and is surprisingly well associated with serology. Therefore, the correlation between the LEI0258 allele...

    Authors: Olympe Chazara, Helle Risdahl Juul-Madsen, Chi-Sheng Chang, Michele Tixier-Boichard and Bertrand Bed’hom
    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2011 5(Suppl 4):S29
  23. Understanding the role of host genetics in resistance to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) infection, and the effects of PRRS on pig health and related growth, are goals of the PRRS H...

    Authors: Joan K Lunney, Juan Pedro Steibel, James M Reecy, Eric Fritz, Max F Rothschild, Maureen Kerrigan, B Trible and Raymond RR Rowland
    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2011 5(Suppl 4):S30
  24. Improving animal robustness and resistance to pathogens by adding health criteria in selection schemes is one of the challenging objectives of the next decade. In order to better understand the genetic control...

    Authors: Laurence Flori, Yu Gao, Isabelle P Oswald, François Lefevre, Marcel Bouffaud, Marie-José Mercat, Jean-Pierre Bidanel and Claire Rogel-Gaillard
    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2011 5(Suppl 4):S32
  25. H6N1 low pathogenic avian influenza virus (LPAIV) are frequently isolated in Taiwan and lead to significant economic losses, either directly or indirectly through association with other infectious diseases. Th...

    Authors: Chi-Sheng Chang, Michèle Tixier-Boichard, Olympe Chazara, Yen-Pai Lee, Chih-Feng Chen, Poa-Chun Chang, Jan-Wei Chen and Bertrand Bed’hom
    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2011 5(Suppl 4):S33
  26. The present study was conducted to investigate the effects of dietary plant-derived phytonutrients, carvacrol, cinnamaldehyde and Capsicum oleoresin, on the translational regulation of genes associated with im...

    Authors: Hyun S Lillehoj, Duk K Kim, David M Bravo and Sung H Lee
    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2011 5(Suppl 4):S34
  27. Information about the effects of unsaturated fatty acids (UFA) supplementation on the health and integrity of the mammary gland in lactating dairy cows is lacking. Therefore, the aim of this study was to deter...

    Authors: Núria Mach, Jürgen van Baal, Leo Kruijt, Antoon Jacobs and Mari Smits
    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2011 5(Suppl 4):S35
  28. Production and function of natural antibodies (NAbs) constitutes an important mechanism of the humoral innate immunity in vertebrates. The level of NAbs in chicken is heritable and the genetic background has b...

    Authors: Anna Slawinska, Andrzej Witkowski, Marek Bednarczyk and Maria Siwek
    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2011 5(Suppl 4):S36
  29. In previous studies, the Mx Gene has been demonstrated to confer positive anti viral responses in chicken. The amino acid variation of Asn (allele A) at position 631 was specific to positive antiviral Mx/resis...

    Authors: Tike Sartika, Sri Sulandari and Moch Syamsul Arifin Zein
    Citation: BMC Proceedings 2011 5(Suppl 4):S37

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