Stacy J Barron

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Women who deliver preterm are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease, but mechanisms are not understood. The authors considered that inflammation in women with spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB) might be related to their metabolic profile, such as lipids, and tested this in a nested case-control study from the Pregnancy Exposures and Preeclampsia(More)
The development and transmission of Anaplasma marginale was studied in Dermacentor andersoni males. Laboratory-reared male D andersoni were allowed to feed for 7 days on a calf with ascending A marginale parasitemia. The ticks were then held in a humidity chamber for 7 days before being placed on 2 susceptible calves. Anaplasmosis developed in the calves(More)
The persistence of Anaplasma marginale Theiler in male Dermacentor andersoni Stiles ticks exposed to the organism as adults was studied as the ticks were successively transferred to five susceptible calves. All calves fed upon by these ticks rapidly developed clinical anaplasmosis; incubation periods of infection ranged from 19 to 26 d and did not change(More)
Epitopes of major surface proteins of the intraerythrocytic cattle stage of Anaplasma marginale were demonstrated in the midgut stage of the organism within the infective tick host Dermacentor andersoni. These proteins were common to all A. marginale isolates tested and at all stages of parasitemia. Sera from cattle immunized with the tick midgut stage of(More)
A double L-shaped intestinal cannula was developed in an attempt to overcome problems observed previously with simple T-type cannulas. The cannula was constructed from cyclopolyvinyl chloride water pipe fittings. Construction materials were fairly rigid, but by connecting the split cannula pieces with elastic castration bands the cannula had some(More)
Newly replete nymphal Dermacentor andersoni (principals) were percutaneously exposed to Anaplasma marginale by injection of either intact or lysed infected bovine erythrocytes. Control nymphs were fed on calves with anaplasmosis. The subsequently molted adults were examined for infection by light microscopy, and companion ticks were tested for infectivity(More)
Three isolates of Anaplasma marginale--Virginia (VAM), Illinois (IAM), and Florida (FAM)--were compared for infectivity for Dermacentor andersoni. The isolates were selected, in part, because of a tail-like appendage that has been demonstrated in the VAM and IAM, but not in the FAM. Ticks were exposed to the isolates as nymphs either naturally by feeding on(More)
The chemotactic role of eicosanoids in the pathogenesis of Pasteurella haemolytica infection was studied, using a tissue chamber infection model and pharmacological inhibitors of eicosanoid synthesis. Tissue chambers were implanted subcutaneously in 12 calves allotted to three treatment groups of equal size. At 45 days after implantation, calves received(More)
Transstadial and transovarial transmission of Anaplasma marginale by Dermacentor variabilis were attempted with with ticks exposed to the organism once by feeding as larvae or nymphs, and twice by feeding as larvae and nymphs. Typical colonies of A marginale were in gut tissues of adults that were infected as larvae, larvae and nymphs, and as nymphs;(More)