Andrzej Wernicki

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Bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV) plays a significant role in the etiopathogenesis of the respiratory syndrome in young cattle during their first year of life. Development of rapid and accurate BRSV diagnostic tools would aid in the appropriate control of this important pathogen. The objective of this study was to characterize infections induced by(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the antibiotic susceptibility of 93 Lactobacillus strains isolated from domestic geese raised on Polish farms. The minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) of 13 antimicrobial substances was determined by the broth microdilution method. All strains were sensitive to the cell wall inhibitors ampicillin and amoxicillin(More)
The objective of our study was to identify Lactobacillus sp. strains of goose origin using MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry, ITS-PCR and ITS-PCR/RFLP. All three techniques proved to be valuable tools for identification of avian lactobacilli and produced comparable classification results. Lactobacillus strains were isolated from 100% of geese aged 3 weeks to 4(More)
Heat shock proteins (hsp) are highly conserved and abundant proteins essential for cellular viability. They are constitutively expressed under normal growth conditions of cells, playing a role as molecular chaperones. Expression of hsp appears during mammalian embryogenesis. However, hsp are markedly induced by heat and other stress factors. Hsp as pathogen(More)
Mannheimia haemolytica leukotoxin (Lkt) is the major factor that contributes to lung injury in bovine pneumonic pasteurellosis. Supernatant preparations containing Lkt produced by M. haemolytica serotype 1, grown in RPMI 1640 medium supplemented with BSA or FBS and without supplements were evaluated during this study. Analysis of obtained Lkt showed(More)
Heat shock proteins (Hsp) are the group of proteins observed in both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell types. Hsp synthesis takes place in response to many environmental conditions, including ultraviolet radiation, heavy metal ions, hypoxia and toxic agents. Many authors have suggested that Hsp can be used in immunoprophylaxis, yet Hsp70 proteins expressed in(More)
Conglutinin is a high molecular-weight lectin originally detected in bovine serum. It belongs to the family of collectins that bind sugar residues in a Ca(2+)-dependent manner and are effector molecules in innate immunity. Conglutinin appears to play an important role in immune defense mechanisms, showing antiviral and antibacterial activities when tested(More)
Conglutinin, collectin-43 (CL-43) and collectin-46 (CL-46) are serum proteins characteristic for Bovidae. They belong to collectins--family of oligomeric proteins composed of trimeric subunits containing collagen-like sequences joined to C-type lectin domains. The genes encoding conglutinin, CL-43 and CL-46 are located on the bovine chromosome 28, and(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of heat stress in in vitro conditions on the induction of heat-shock protein (Hsp)70 by Escherichia coli cells, and to determine the localization of Hsps in cell fractions. The material consisted of wild strains of E. coli isolated from the digestive tract of calves, suspended in an exponential-phase culture(More)
In this study a two-stage procedure for purification of conglutinin using affinity and ion-exchange chromatography was developed. To isolate conglutinin from bovine serum, its unique ability to bind to complement component iC3b was exploited. Incubation of bovine serum with chromatographic beads (TSK, Toyopearl HW-75 F) at 37 °C allows for iC3b deposition(More)