Juan Carlos Rodriguez-Lecompte

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BACKGROUND Morphological changes associated with long-term peritoneal dialysis (PD) include increased vascular surface area due to angiogenesis, submesothelial fibrosis and epithelial mesenchymal transition. Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) has been associated with all of these phenomena, and is a prototypical 'response to injury' growth factor. (More)
The turnover of intestinal epithelial cells is a dynamic process that includes adequate cell proliferation and maturation in the presence of microbiota and migration and seeding of immune cells in early gut development in chickens. We studied the effect of yeast-derived macromolecules (YDM) on performance, gut health, and immune system gene expression in(More)
Determination of antimicrobial susceptibility of bovine mastitis pathogens is important for guiding antimicrobial treatment decisions and for the detection of emerging resistance. Environmental streptococci are ubiquitous in the farm environment and are a frequent cause of mastitis in dairy cows. The aim of the study was to determine patterns of(More)
Although cell-mediated immunity based diagnostics can be integral assays for early detection of various diseases of dairy cows, processing of blood samples for these tests is time-sensitive, often within 24 hours of collection, to maintain white blood cell viability. Therefore, to improve utility and practicality of such assays, the objective of this study(More)
This study investigated the response of piglets receiving a yeast extract without or with a multi-enzyme mixture compared with an antimicrobial growth promoter (AGP) on performance, immune status and gut structure after an E. coli lipopolysaccharide (LPS) challenge. Thirty-six pigs were allotted to six treatments including: a non-challenged control (NCC);(More)
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