Wiesław Deptuła

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To determine the parameters of non-specific immunity in rabbits infected with 10 biologically different strains of the rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD) virus (BS89, Hagenow, Rainham, Frankfurt, Asturias, Vt97, Triptis, Hartmannsdorf, Pv97, 9905 RHDVa) the following indices were assessed: polimorphonuclear cell (PMN) adherence capacity, absorption index,(More)
Chlamydia are absolute pathogens of humans and animals; despite being rather well recognised, they are still open for discovery. One such discovery is the occurrence of extrachromosomal carriers of genetic information. In prokaryotes, such carriers include plasmids and bacteriophages, which are present only among some Chlamydia species. Plasmids were found(More)
Phages are called “good viruses” due to their ability to infect and kill pathogenic bacteria. Chlamydia are small, Gram-negative (G−) microbes that can be dangerous to human and animals. In humans, these bacteria are etiological agents of diseases such as psittacosis or respiratory tract diseases, while in animals, the infection may result in enteritis in(More)
RHD (rabbit haemorrhagic disease) virus (RHDV) is the aetiological factor of the haemorrhagic disease of rabbits and is currently present on all continents. RHDV is a small, envelope-free virus containing genetic material in the form of a 7437-nucleotide long RNA strand. Studies indicate that genetic variability of RDHV strains originating from various(More)
The report demonstrates that the induction of apoptosis in peripheral blood granulocytes and lymphocytes of rabbits infected with three non-haemagglutinating RHDV strains (English Rainham, German Frankfurt, and Spanish Asturias) is a crucial determinant of the pathogenesis of rabbit haemorrhagic disease. Apoptosis was measured by flow cytometric detection(More)
In the paper, values of selected indices of non-specific immunity as well as white and redblood cell patterns were presented in healthy rabbits at the age of 3 to 4,5 months. The purpose of the study was to provide reference values in healthy rabbits being frequent research model in the studies of several diseases in humans and animals.
Correspondence: Wiesław Deptuła, Chair of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Szczecin, ul. Felczaka 3a, 71-412 Szczecin, Poland. Phone number: +48 91 444 16 05, fax number: +48 91 444 16 06, Email: kurp13@univ.szczecin.pl Abstract The paper presents values of immune indices noted in healthy rabbits, involving nonspecific(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the differences in immunological response of animals infected with different antigenic variants of the virus--three haemagglutinating (Vt97, Triptis, Hartmannsdorf) and two non-haemagglutinating (Pv97, 9905 RHDVa). The specific immunological response was measured by the dynamics of changes in the amount of lymphocytes(More)
This paper describes a model of cell death, called autophagy, one among other typical and atypical processes of cell death. This phenomenon is present in the organism, from conception until death, and is conditioned by many genes of ATG family, or mTOR kinase and specific proteins, like BNIP3. This process plays a very important role not only in(More)
The authors present results of serological examination in 275 pheasants (Phaisanus colchicus) and 273 pigeons (Columba livia f. domestica) for the presence of Chlamydophila (Ch) psittaci IgG antibodies. Using micromethod of complement fixation (CF) test with genus-specific antigen Ch. psittaci (Bioveta, Ivanovice na Hané, Czech Republic), the seropositivity(More)