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Steroid-responsive meningitis-arteriitis (SRMA) is a disease of dogs familiar in small animal practice for decades. A combined evaluation of IgA in serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is an important diagnostic tool. It is suspected that immunpathological mechanisms are involved in the pathogenesis of SRMA because of the marked response to steroids.(More)
Spinal cord injury (SCI) in dogs is a well recognized animal model to study pathogenesis and treatment modalities of the debilitating human disease. To define the contributing role of microglial cell activation to the secondary wave following SCI, microglia from 15 dogs with SCI confirmed by imaging, gross, and histopathological examination were isolated(More)
Circadian rhythms are physiological and behavioral oscillations that have period lengths of approximately 24 h. In mammals, circadian rhythms are driven by a master pacemaker in the hypothalamic suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN). These rhythms can be entrained to light:dark cycles through photic and non-photic cues. Current research suggests that the SCN(More)
BACKGROUND Measurement of concentrations of acute-phase proteins (APPs) is used as an aid in the diagnosis of a variety of diseases in animals. OBJECTIVE To determine the concentration of APPs in dogs with steroid responsive meningitis-arteritis (SRMA) and other neurologic diseases. ANIMALS One hundred and thirty-three dogs with neurologic diseases, 6(More)
Laser based transfection methods have proven to be an efficient and gentle alternative to established molecule delivery methods like lipofection or electroporation. Among the laser based methods, gold nanoparticle mediated laser transfection bears the major advantage of high throughput and easy usability. This approach uses plasmon resonances on gold(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM In human prostate cancer cells with a stem cell-like character (cancer stem cells, CSC) are considered to play a major role in disease development, progression and relapse. Aim of the study was to evaluate if similar cells are present and active in canine prostate cancer providing a naturally-occurring mammalian model for the development of(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to prove the hypothesis that C-reactive protein (CRP) and nerve growth factor (NGF) may be potential biomarkers for lower urinary tract disorders and may be able to distinguish between micturition dysfunctions of different origin in dogs with spinal cord diseases. NGF- and CRP- concentrations were measured in serum(More)
Steroid-responsive meningitis-arteritis (SRMA) is a systemic inflammatory disease of juvenile to young adult dogs with a relapsing course and most prominent manifestation in the cervical meninges. The most important laboratory finding is a marked neutrophilic pleocytosis. Integrin (CD11a, b, c) expression on polymorphonuclear cells (PMNs) was quantified by(More)
DH82 cells represent a permanent macrophage cell line isolated from a dog with histiocytic sarcoma (HS) and are commonly used in various fields of research upon infection and cancer, respectively. Despite its frequent use, data on cell surface antigen expression of this cell line are fragmentary and in part inconsistent. We therefore aimed at a detailed(More)
Steroid-responsive meningitis-arteritis (SRMA) is a systemic inflammatory disease affecting young adult dogs and a potential large animal model for neutrophilic meningitis. Similarities between SRMA and infectious central nervous system (CNS) diseases in lymphocyte subsets suggest an infectious origin. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are pattern recognition(More)