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BACKGROUND The Dog erythrocyte antigen (DEA) 1 blood group system was thought to contain types DEA 1.1 and 1.2 (and possibly 1.3 [A3]). However, DEA 1.2+ dogs are very rare and newer typing methods reveal varying degrees of DEA 1 positivity. OBJECTIVES To assess if variation in DEA 1 positivity is because of quantitative differences in surface antigen(More)
Human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16) infects cervical epithelium and is associated with the majority of cervical cancers. The E1E4 protein of HPV16 but not those of HPV1 or HPV6 was found to associate with a novel member of the DEAD box protein family of RNA helicases through sequences in its C terminus. This protein, termed E4-DBP (E4-DEAD box protein),(More)
AIM To determine the prevalence of H. pylori based on endoscopic biopsy and to investigate the association between H. pylori and endoscopy diagnosis and histopathological diagnosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Over a period of two years, 228 endoscopic biopsies were included. Endoscopy diagnosis, histopathological diagnosis, and colonization with H. pylori were(More)
BACKGROUND Cystinuria is an inherited metabolic disease that is relatively common in dogs, but rare in cats and is characterized by defective amino acid reabsorption, leading to cystine urolithiasis. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to report on a mutation in a cystinuric cat. ANIMALS A male domestic shorthair (DSH) cat with cystine calculi, 11(More)
Several epidemiological studies have focused on the role of nuclear factor-kappa-B inhibitor-alpha (NFKBIA) -881 A>G polymorphism in cancer susceptibility. However, the published data have led to contentious results. This study was designed to examine the association between -881 A>G polymorphism and cancer risk.Comprehensive search of PubMed, Web of(More)
BACKGROUND Difficulties with the direct antiglobulin test (DAT) and its apparent lack of sensitivity and specificity for immune-mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA) in dogs have raised skepticism regarding its diagnostic value. OBJECTIVE To compare different DATs and other hematologic parameters in dogs. ANIMALS Anticoagulated blood samples from 59(More)
BACKGROUND Based upon serology, >10 canine blood group systems have been reported. OBJECTIVE We surveyed dogs for dog erythrocyte antigen (DEA) 1 and 2 new blood types (Kai 1 and Kai 2), and some samples also were screened for Dal and DEA 3, 4, and 7. METHODS Blood samples provided by owners, breeders, animal blood banks, and clinical laboratories were(More)
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