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Evaluation of immune and stress status in harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena): can hormones and mRNA expression levels serve as indicators to assess stress?

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Veterinary Research, July 2013
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Title
Evaluation of immune and stress status in harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena): can hormones and mRNA expression levels serve as indicators to assess stress?
Published in
BMC Veterinary Research, July 2013
DOI 10.1186/1746-6148-9-145
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Authors

Sabine Müller, Kristina Lehnert, Henrike Seibel, Jörg Driver, Katrin Ronnenberg, Jonas Teilmann, Cornelius van Elk, Jakob Kristensen, Eligius Everaarts, Ursula Siebert

Abstract

The harbour porpoise is exposed to increasing pressure caused by anthropogenic activities in its marine environment. Numerous offshore wind farms are planned or under construction in the North and Baltic Seas, which will increase underwater noise during both construction and operation. A better understanding of how anthropogenic impacts affect the behaviour, health, endocrinology, immunology and physiology of the animals is thus needed. The present study compares levels of stress hormones and mRNA expression of cytokines and acute-phase proteins in blood samples of harbour porpoises exposed to different levels of stress during handling, in rehabilitation or permanent human care.Free-ranging harbour porpoises, incidentally caught in pound nets in Denmark, were compared to harbour porpoises in rehabilitation at SOS Dolfijn in Harderwijk, the Netherlands, and individuals permanently kept in human care in the Dolfinarium Harderwijk and Fjord & Belt Kerteminde, Denmark. Blood samples were investigated for catecholamines, adrenaline, noradrenaline and dopamine, as well as for adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), cortisol, metanephrine and normetanephrine. mRNA expression levels of relevant cell mediators (cytokines IL-10 and TNFα, acute-phase proteins haptoglobin and C-reactive protein and the heat shock protein HSP70) were measured using real-time PCR.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Belgium 2 3%
Peru 1 2%
Germany 1 2%
Brazil 1 2%
Unknown 59 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 14 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 20%
Student > Master 10 16%
Student > Bachelor 8 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 6%
Other 8 13%
Unknown 7 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 30 47%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 8%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 4 6%
Environmental Science 3 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 3%
Other 10 16%
Unknown 10 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 November 2019.
All research outputs
#8,718,709
of 16,123,272 outputs
Outputs from BMC Veterinary Research
#629
of 2,378 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#71,217
of 160,710 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Veterinary Research
#9
of 34 outputs
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