Bruna Parapinski Santos

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Although it is known that Peyer's patches are the major inductive site for S-IgA production and B1 cells contribute to half of the IgA plasma cells detected in the gut lamina propria, the type of contribution of mesenteric lymph nodes to the process is still unclear. Cytokines such as TGF-beta, IL-10, IL-4, IL-5, and IL-6, are required to promote IgA class(More)
The effects of bovine leukemia virus (BLV) on the immune response have been extensively investigated; however, its effects on mammary gland immunity are only speculative. Although BLV has a tropism for B cells, it can affect both adaptive and innate immunities because these systems share many effector mechanisms. This scenario is the basis of this(More)
Corynebacterium bovis is one of the most commonly isolated bacteria from aseptically collected bovine milk samples. The objective of the current study was to characterize the bovine innate immune response by evaluating milk polymorphonuclear neutrophilic leukocytes (PMNL) in mammary glands infected with C. bovis. Twenty quarters infected with C. bovis and(More)
The influences of age in calves' immune system are described in their first phase of life. We hypothesized that variations that occur in the main mechanisms of lung innate response can help to identify periods of greater susceptibility to the respiratory diseases that affect calves in the first stage of their life. This study aimed to evaluate the innate(More)
The exact influence of caprine arthritis encephalitis virus (CAEV) infection on blood and milk polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNLs) and monocyte/macrophages of goats remains unclear. Thus, the present study sought to explore the blood and milk PMNL and monocyte/macrophage functions in naturally CAEV-infected goats. The present study used 18 healthy Saanen(More)
Alcohol has a variety of short- and long-term effects on cell-mediated and humoral immune response. Herein, we have characterized the impact of high-dose EtOH administration on phenotypic and functional features of murine APC subsets, including dendritic cell (DC), macrophages and B cells. Impaired cytokine synthesis and Leishmania-phagocytosis was observed(More)
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