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Invasion and persistence of Mycoplasma bovis in embryonic calf turbinate cells

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Title
Invasion and persistence of Mycoplasma bovis in embryonic calf turbinate cells
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Veterinary Research, May 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13567-015-0194-z
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Sibylle Bürki, Véronique Gaschen, Michael H Stoffel, Ana Stojiljkovic, Joachim Frey, Kathrin Kuehni-Boghenbor, Paola Pilo

Abstract

Mycoplasma bovis is a wall-less bacterium causing bovine mycoplasmosis, a disease showing a broad range of clinical manifestations in cattle. It leads to enormous economic losses to the beef and dairy industries. Antibiotic treatments are not efficacious and currently no efficient vaccine is available. Moreover, mechanisms of pathogenicity of this bacterium are not clear, as few virulence attributes are known. Microscopic observations of necropsy material suggest the possibility of an intracellular stage of M. bovis. We used a combination of a gentamicin protection assay, a variety of chemical treatments to block mycoplasmas entry in eukaryotic cells, and fluorescence and transmission electron microscopy to investigate the intracellular life of M. bovis in calf turbinate cells. Our findings indicate that M. bovis invades and persists in primary embryonic calf turbinate cells. Moreover, M. bovis can multiply within these cells. The intracellular phase of M. bovis may represent a protective niche for this pathogen and contribute to its escape from the host's immune defense as well as avoidance of antimicrobial agents.

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Unknown 50 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 22%
Researcher 9 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 14%
Student > Bachelor 5 10%
Student > Postgraduate 5 10%
Other 9 18%
Unknown 4 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 16 32%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 8 16%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 8%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 4%
Other 3 6%
Unknown 10 20%

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