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The cellular immune response to a European isolate of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus in animals recovered from the experimental infection has been studied in vitro. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) from these pigs proliferated specifically when they were stimulated with PRRS virus. This response was not detectable until(More)
BACKGROUND After myocardial ischemia, extracellular matrix (ECM) deposition occurs at the site of the focal injury and at the border region. METHODS AND RESULTS We have applied a novel proteomic method for the analysis of ECM in cardiovascular tissues to a porcine model of ischemia/reperfusion injury. ECM proteins were sequentially extracted and(More)
The effect of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus infection on the synthesis and secretion of TNF-alpha and other pro-inflammatory cytokines by porcine alveolar macrophages (PAM) was investigated as well as the effect that TNF-alpha has on the replication of this virus. A clear reduction of phorbol myristate acetate (PMA)-induced(More)
BACKGROUND Nonhuman primates are potential permissive animals for studying the risk of in vivo infection with porcine endogenous retrovirus (PERV). Anti-alphaGal natural antibodies are considered one of the barriers for preventing PERV infection, and it has been postulated that reduction of these antibodies could increase the risk of this infection. The aim(More)
This study investigated whether the coexpression of human decay-accelerating factor (hDAF) and human membrane cofactor protein (hMCP) on porcine organs provides an additional benefit to that of hDAF alone to prevent rejection. Heterotopic heart xenotransplantation was performed in baboons with either hDAF (n=5) or hDAF/hMCP (n=5) transgenic pig organs. The(More)
This study investigated the potential transmission of porcine endogenous retrovirus (PERV) to solid-organ transplant recipients and abattoir workers in contact with pigs. Blood samples were obtained from volunteer healthy blood donors (Group A; n=33); pig-breeding farmers who had undergone a liver transplant (Group B; n=14); and pig abattoir workers (Group(More)
This report describes the obtention and characterization of two monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), 6E3/7 [mAb 6E3/7 was submitted to the Second International Swine CD Workshop, where it has been assigned to CD45R] and 3C3/9, which recognize the isoform of highest molecular weight of porcine CD45. This conclusion is based on their cell reactivity and tissue(More)
A set of five monoclonal antibodies (mAb) against porcine major histocompatibility complex (MHC), or swine leukocyte antigens (SLA), class II molecules has been characterized. These mAbs appear to recognize monomorphic determinants on SLA-DR (2F4, 1F12 and 2E9/13) and SLA-DQ (BL2H5 and BL4H2) molecules, as assessed by flow cytometry and immunoprecipitation.(More)
The mAb 2A10 recognizes a 120-kDa protein with sequence homology to the human CD163 and whose expression is restricted to the cells of the porcine monocyte/macrophage lineage. While most of tissue macrophages express high levels of 2A10 Ag, bone marrow cells and a subset of blood monocytes are negative for this marker. The percentage of 2A10+ blood(More)