Ivica Valpotić

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The present study tested the hypothesis that levamisole exerts its immunopotentiating activity in weaned pigs vaccinated against colibacillosis by priming the lymphocytes and macrophages in the mesenteric lymph node (MLN). Ten weaned piglets were used and allocated into two equal groups. The experimental group was intramuscularly primed with levamisole at(More)
The reactivity of 155 monoclonal antibodies submitted to the Third International Workshop on Swine Leukocyte Differentiation Antigens, together with 41 internal standards, was analysed by flow cytometry on 29 different pig cell targets as well as two human cell targets as a means of establishing suitable panels of monoclonal antibodies for more detailed(More)
As result of the First International Swine CD Workshop, six monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) (numbers 014, 023, 024, 057, 128, and 130) clustered closely to the internal standard anti-porcine CD2 mAb, MSA4. Despite the close clustering, the cluster was split into two subgroups. To further characterize the relationship between these mAbs, they were used in flow(More)
The aim of the Third International Workshop on Swine Leukocyte Differentiation Antigens (CD workshop), supported by the Veterinary Immunology Committee (VIC) of the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS), was to standardize the assignment of monoclonal antibodies (mAb) reactive with porcine leukocyte differentiation antigens and to define new(More)
Recent findings demonstrate that priming by levamisole of weaned pigs experimentally vaccinated against postweaning colibacillosis (PWC) contributes to immune protection from challenge-induced clinical disease through stimulation of the mesenteric lymph node cells that participate in cell-mediated immunity. With the objective of better understanding the(More)
The hypothesis that altered behavior is a sign for an early recognition of disease was tested. The experiment was conducted to evaluate the behavioral patterns of pigs in a model of postweaning colibacillosis. Twenty-five weaned pigs (from a herd that was previously found to be highly susceptible to F4+ Escherichia coli strains) were randomly assigned into(More)
The immunoprophylaxis of mycoplasmal pneumonia of swine (MPS) caused by Mycoplasma hypopneumoniae was investigated for the first time in fattening pigs in Croatia. The incidence of MPS was monitored in pigs weighing on average 27.5 kg (12 weeks old) after immunization with a M. hyopneumoniae vaccine. Of 350 pigs in each group, in the nonvaccinated group 55(More)
The modulating effect of Brevibacterium divaricatum cell wall derivatives, i.e. peptidoglycan monomer (PGM) and peptidoglycan polymer (PGP) on phytohemagglutinin (PHA)-induced responses of peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) and spleen lymphocytes (SPL) from neonatal pigs farrowed to gilts or sows was tested. Both, PBL from progeny of sows and SPL from(More)
The in vivo and in vitro effects of Trichinella spiralis excretory-secretory (ES) antigens on porcine peripheral blood lymphocyte (PBL) responses induced with mitogens (phytohemagglutinin, PHA; concanavalin A, Con A; pokeweed mitogen, PWM) or unrelated antigen (Protein A) were studied to determine whether ES antigens depress lymphocyte responses in(More)
In order to study a possible immunomodulatory effect of the royal jelly (RJ) secreted by mandibular and hypopharingeal glands of the worker honeybee (Apis mellifera Linné.) we have used a well established rodent model. The CBA mice were given s.c. 0.1 ml of RJ, 7 days before, or immediately after, the immunization with sheep red blood cells (SRBC). The Y59(More)