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The immune response in the fox (Vulpes vulpes), despite the success of the oral rabies vaccine is not well characterized, and specific immunological tools are needed. To investigate both the humoral and cellular immune response, we used ovalbumin (OVA) and cholera toxin B (CTB) as an antigenic model to set-up ELISA and ELISPOT antibodies secreting cells(More)
Fox (Vulpes vulpes) sperm antigens were identified to assess them as a potential target for a contraceptive vaccine. We report here the cloning and sequencing of fSP13, a fox sperm protein of 97 kDa. The fSP13 protein was both auto- and iso-antigenic in foxes; it was recognized by sera of foxes immunized with fox sperm proteins and vasectomized foxes. The(More)
Smoking prevention will decrease lung cancer incidence in time. However , early detection would improve lung cancer prognosis in subjects at risk provided that specific markers could be identified. We previously reported that retinoic acid receptor (RAR) and retinoid X receptor (RXR) expression was altered in lung tumors. RAR-␤ gene status could be derived(More)
  • G L Farre
  • 2000
This paper offers a brief sketch of the evolution of natural systems within the context of cosmic evolution. The argument, conducted from an energy stance but without recourse to the mathematical apparatus of quantum physics, distinguishes the processes by which energy is transformed from the processes in which it is distributed in a local context. The main(More)
Identification of fox (Vulpes vulpes) sperm antigens was carried out to assess their interest as a potential target for a contraceptive vaccine. We report here the cloning and sequencing of fSP8, a fox sperm protein of 14.7 kd. fSP8 was isoantigenic in foxes, as it was recognized by sera of both male and female foxes immunized with fox sperm proteins. No(More)
The immune response in the fox (Vulpes vulpes), despite the success of the oral rabies vaccine is not well characterised, and specific immunological tools are needed. A quantitative RT-PCR using SyBR Green to investigate fox cytokine expression after antigen PBMC in vitro re-stimulation is presented here. First, we cloned by homology with dog cytokine(More)
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