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Levamisole synergizes proliferation of intestinal IgA(+) cells in weaned pigs immunized with vaccine candidate F4ac(+) nonenterotoxigenic Escherichia coli strain


Kovšca Janjatović, Ana; Lacković, Gordana; Božić, Frane; Popović, Maja; Valpotić, Ivica
Levamisole synergizes proliferation of intestinal IgA(+) cells in weaned pigs immunized with vaccine candidate F4ac(+) nonenterotoxigenic Escherichia coli strain // Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 31 (2008), 4; 328-333 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Levamisole synergizes proliferation of intestinal IgA(+) cells in weaned pigs immunized with vaccine candidate F4ac(+) nonenterotoxigenic Escherichia coli strain

Autori
Kovšca Janjatović, Ana ; Lacković, Gordana ; Božić, Frane ; Popović, Maja ; Valpotić, Ivica

Izvornik
Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics (0140-7783) 31 (2008), 4; 328-333

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Levamisole; Weaned pigs; Vaccination; IgA response; Colibacillosis

Sažetak
Levamisole (2, 3, 5, 6-tetrahydro-6-phenylimidazole 2, 1-b thiazole) is a well-known nonspecific stimulator of host defence mechanisms. In previous investigations, we have found that levamisole acts on cell-mediated immunity in challenge-induced porcine postweaning colibacillosis (PWC). We assume that levamisole could also act synergistically on humoural immune response when applied as an adjuvant with vaccine candidate strains for oral immunization of weaned pigs against PWC. The influence of levamisole in combination with experimental F4ac(+) nonenterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (non-ETEC) vacinal strain on proliferation of IgA(+) cells was examined in 4-week-old weaned pigs experimentally infected with ETEC. We have performed identification and morphometric quantification of the plasma cell phenotype within jejunal/ileal mucosa. Plasma cells were identified by immunohistochemistry with monoclonal anti-IgA antibodies and quantifying by use of digital image analysis. Quantification of IgA(+) cells from levamisole-primed vaccinated and challenge-infected weaned pigs showed significantly increased number (P < 0.05 for both jejunum and ileum) compared with those observed in unprimed vaccinated/challenge-infected controls. It is suggested from these results that levamisole may contribute in initiation of local humoural immune response to enteric pathogens, such as enterotoxigenic E. coli.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Veterinarska medicina



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Projekt / tema
053-0532265-2248 - Imunomodulacijsko djelovanje levamisola kod svinja (Frane Božić, )
053-0532265-2255 - Kolidiareja i kolienterotoksemija prasadi : mukozna imunost i imunomodulacija (Maja Popović, )

Ustanove
Veterinarski fakultet, Zagreb,
Prirodoslovno-matematički fakultet, Zagreb

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