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Detection of a morphogenetically novel Sarcocystis hominis-like in the context of a prevalence study in semi-intensively bred cattle in Italy
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of sarcosporidiosis in semi-intensively bred cattle in northwestern Italy. A diagnostic protocol was setup in which infected animals wereExpand
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Detection and phylogenetic analysis of an atypical pestivirus, strain IZSPLV_To.
Recently, atypical bovine pestiviruses (BVDV-3) have been identified in batches of contaminated foetal calf serum (FCS) and in naturally infected cattle. During routine screening of FCS byExpand
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Evaluation of Internal Reference Genes for Quantitative Expression Analysis by Real-Time PCR in Ovine Whole Blood
The use of reference genes is commonly accepted as the most reliable approach to normalize qRT-PCR and to reduce possible errors in the quantification of gene expression. The most suitable referenceExpand
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Histidine at codon 154 of the prion protein gene is a risk factor for Nor98 scrapie in goats.
Prion protein gene (PRNP) polymorphisms are involved in modulating the appearance of atypical/Nor98 scrapie in sheep, with the alleles AHQ and AF141RQ strongly associated with occurrence of theExpand
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Absence of TARDBP Gene Mutations in an Italian Series of Patients with Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration
Background/Aim: Recent studies showed that TAR DNA-binding protein 43 (TDP-43), encoded by the TARDBP gene, is a major pathological protein in both sporadic and familial frontotemporal lobarExpand
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Molecular Typing of Staphylococcus Aureus Isolate Responsible for Staphylococcal Poisoning Incident in Homemade Food
In October 2012, two persons fell ill with symptoms consistent with staphylococcal food poisoning after eating home-canned tuna fish and tomatoes. Laboratory investigation detected the enterotoxinsExpand
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Resistance to classical scrapie in experimentally challenged goats carrying mutation K222 of the prion protein gene
Susceptibility of sheep to scrapie, a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy of small ruminants, is strongly influenced by polymorphisms of the prion protein gene (PRNP). Breeding programs have beenExpand
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A new genotype of border disease virus with implications for molecular diagnostics
Border disease virus (BDV) is a (+) single-stranded RNA pestivirus affecting mainly sheep and goats worldwide. Genetic typing of BDV has led to the identification of at least seven major genotypes.Expand
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Co-existence of classical scrapie and Nor98 in a sheep from an Italian outbreak.
Nor98 is an atypical scrapie strain characterized by a molecular pattern and brain distribution of the pathological prion protein (PrP(Sc)) different from classical scrapie. In Italy, 69 atypicalExpand
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Anisakis spp. larvae in different kinds of ready to eat products made of anchovies (Engraulis encrasicolus) sold in Italian supermarkets.
In this study the occurrence of visible anisakid larvae in semi-preserved anchovy products sold on the Italian market was investigated. Totally, 107 ready to eat products (33 salted-ripened, 49 inExpand
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