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See detailAssessing fitness in endurance horses
Fraipont, Audrey ULg; Van Erck, Emmanuelle; Ramery, Eve ULg et al

in Canadian Veterinary Journal = Revue Vétérinaire Canadienne (2012), 53

A field test and a standardized treadmill test were used to assess fitness in endurance horses. These tests discriminated horses of different race levels: horses participating in races of 120km and more ... [more ▼]

A field test and a standardized treadmill test were used to assess fitness in endurance horses. These tests discriminated horses of different race levels: horses participating in races of 120km and more showed higher values of VLA4 (velocity at which blood lactate reached 4 mmol/L) and V200 (velocities at which heart rates reached 200 beats per min) than horses of lower race levels. [less ▲]

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See detailMyeloid HIF-1alpha prevents airway allergy in mice by promoting macrophage-mediated immunosuppression
Toussaint, Marie ULg; Fievez, Laurence ULg; Lekeux, Pierre ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 1st Scientific Meeting of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (2011, December 09)

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See detailExercise and epinephrine affect equine leukocytes distribution and gene expression in a distinct but closely related pattern
Ramery, Eve ULg; Schoenecker, Julie; Art, Tatiana ULg et al

in Veterinary Clinical Pathology (2011, December), 40(4), 583-584

Background: In horses-athletes, exercise has been shown to be an important regulator of immune cells and their functions, and catecholamines to be essential components of the physiological response to ... [more ▼]

Background: In horses-athletes, exercise has been shown to be an important regulator of immune cells and their functions, and catecholamines to be essential components of the physiological response to exercise. Objectives: The purpose of the present study was to compare immunological reactions and molecular events during exercise and epinephrine infusion. Methods: Horses were submitted to exercise or epinephrine infusion for 10 min. Blood samples were collected at T0, T5, Tl0, T20 and T40 min for biochemistry and haematology at T0 and T20 min for RNA extraction and microarray analysis. Results: In both protocols, packed-cell-volume and neutrophils peaked at T5 and T10, and returned to baseline at T40. Lymphocytes increased at T5 with exercise and at T20 with epinephrine and then remained high until the end of the protocols. Between T0 and T20, 55 probes, coding for 25 genes, and 19 probes, coding for 11 genes, were differentially regulated with epinephrine and exercise respectively (P<0.001). Ten of the genes over-expressed with epinephrine were related to inflammatory response and leukocytes trafficking and activation. Among the genes with the highest significant fold changes following exercise were FOS, DUSP-1 and CXCL1. FOS was over-expressed in both conditions. Among genes differentially regulated, Ingenuity software identified 3 overlapping functional networks with epinephrine and 1 functional network with exercise that overlapped the 3 epinephrine networks. Conclusions: Circulating leukocytes distribution and gene expression are rapidly affected following exercise and epinephrine infusion. Distinct but closely-related sets of gene activities were shown to be altered with exercise and epinephrine, with lesser changes in the immunological pattern with physical stress than epinephrine alone, arguing for compensatory mechanisms in exercise. [less ▲]

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See detailDNA released from dying host cells mediates aluminum adjuvant activity
Marichal, Thomas ULg; Ohata, Keiichi; Bedoret, Denis et al

in Nature Medicine (2011), 17

Aluminum-based adjuvants (alum) are widely used in human vaccination, although little is understood of their mechanisms of action. Here, we report that, in mice, alum causes the release of host cell DNA ... [more ▼]

Aluminum-based adjuvants (alum) are widely used in human vaccination, although little is understood of their mechanisms of action. Here, we report that, in mice, alum causes the release of host cell DNA, which acts as a potent endogenous immunostimulatory signal mediating alum adjuvant activity. Furthermore, we propose that host DNA signaling differentially regulates IgE and IgG1 production upon alum immunization. Indeed, we support that host DNA induces primary B cell responses, including IgG1 production, through Interferon Response Factor (Irf) 3-independent mechanisms, and 'canonical' type 2 T cell responses associated with IgE isotype switching and peripheral effector responses through Irf3-dependent mechanisms. The finding that host cell DNA is a damage-associated molecular pattern relaying alum adjuvant activity may thus help in the comprehension of the mechanisms of action of current vaccines and in the design of novel adjuvants. [less ▲]

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See detailInterferon Response Factor-3 is essential for house dust mite-induced airway allergy
Marichal, Thomas ULg; Bedoret Denis; Mesnil Claire et al

in Proceedings of the Belgian Thoracic Society Annual Meeting (2011, May 23)

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See detailIRF3 is essential for house dust mite-induced airway allergy in mice
Marichal, Thomas ULg; Bedoret, Denis; Mesnil, Claire ULg et al

in Proceedings GIGA-Day 2011 (2011, May)

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See detailSirtuin 1 Promotes Th2 Responses and Airway Allergy by Repressing Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor-γ Activity in Dendritic Cells
Legutko, Agnieszka; Marichal, Thomas ULg; Fievez, Laurence ULg et al

in Journal of Immunology (2011), 187(9), 4517-4529

Sirtuins are a unique class of NAD+-dependent deacetylases that regulate diverse biological functions such as aging, metabolism, and stress resistance. Recently, it has been shown that sirtuins may have ... [more ▼]

Sirtuins are a unique class of NAD+-dependent deacetylases that regulate diverse biological functions such as aging, metabolism, and stress resistance. Recently, it has been shown that sirtuins may have anti-inflammatory activities by inhibiting proinflammatory transcription factors such as NF-κB. In contrast, we report in this study that pharmacological inhibition of sirtuins dampens adaptive Th2 responses and subsequent allergic inflammation by interfering with lung dendritic cell (DC) function in a mouse model of airway allergy. Using genetic engineering, we demonstrate that sirtuin 1 represses the activity of the nuclear receptor peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ in DCs, thereby favoring their maturation toward a pro-Th2 phenotype. This study reveals a previously unappreciated function of sirtuin 1 in the regulation of DC function and Th2 responses, thus shedding new light on our current knowledge on the regulation of inflammatory processes by sirtuins. [less ▲]

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See detailRelease and innate immune detection of host cell DNA mediate the adjuvant activity of aluminum salts
Marichal, Thomas ULg; Ohata, K; Bedoret, D et al

Poster (2011)

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See detailRelease and innate immune detection of host cell DNA mediate the adjuvant activity of aluminum salts
Marichal, Thomas ULg; Ohata, K; Bedoret, Denis et al

Conference (2011)

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See detailSelf-DNA release mediates the adjuvant effects of aluminum salts
Marichal, Thomas ULg; Ohata, K; Bedoret, Denis et al

Poster (2011)

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See detailLe microdamier d’expression : un outil performant dans la compréhension de la réponse
Schoeneker, Julie; Art, Tatiana ULg; Pirottin, Dimitri ULg et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (2011), 154

Malgré de multiples études, les interrelations entre l’exercice, le stress et la réponse immune sont peu définies. Or, la compréhension de ces interrelations pourrait jouer un rôle très important dans ... [more ▼]

Malgré de multiples études, les interrelations entre l’exercice, le stress et la réponse immune sont peu définies. Or, la compréhension de ces interrelations pourrait jouer un rôle très important dans l’amélioration de la santé et des résultats sportifs des athlètes. En effet, l’exercice peut être reconnu comme un stress. Il induit des modifications de l’équilibre homéostatique qui peuvent à leur tour altérer la réponse immunitaire de l’hôte et donc sa susceptibilité aux maladies. L’adrénaline est la molécule essentielle de tout processus de stress. La technologie des microdamiers, outil majeur d’investigation transcriptomique, permet l’étude de l’expression génique de l’ensemble du génome. Son utilisation devrait donc permettre de mieux caractériser et définir les interrelations entre l’exercice, le stress et la réponse immune. Cette revue recense les interrelations connues entre la réponse immune à un stress adrénergique d’une part et la réponse immune à l’exercice d’autre part. Elle considère en outre la contribution potentielle des microdamiers à une meilleure compréhension des effets d’un stress, et plus particulièrement celui lié à l’exercice, sur l’immunité. [less ▲]

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See detailInvestigation of the innate immunity in the lower respiratory tract in exercising horses
Frellstedt, Linda ULg; Gosset, Philippe; Desmet, Christophe ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 1st Scientific Meeting of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (2011)

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See detailResults of a haplotype-based GWAS for recurrent laryngeal neuropathy in the horse.
Dupuis, Marie-Capucine ULg; Zhang, Zhiyan ULg; Druet, Tom ULg et al

in Mammalian Genome : Official Journal of the International Mammalian Genome Society (2011)

Recurrent laryngeal neuropathy (RLN) is a major upper-airway disease of horses that causes abnormal respiratory noise during exercise and can impair performance. Etiopathogenesis remains unclear but ... [more ▼]

Recurrent laryngeal neuropathy (RLN) is a major upper-airway disease of horses that causes abnormal respiratory noise during exercise and can impair performance. Etiopathogenesis remains unclear but genetic factors have been suspected for many decades. The objective of this study was to identify risk loci associated with RLN. To that end we genotyped 234 cases (196 Warmbloods, 20 Trotters, 14 Thoroughbreds, and 4 Draft horses), 228 breed-matched controls, and 69 parents with the Illumina Equine SNP50 BeadChip. Using these data, we quantified population structure and performed single-marker and haplotype-based association studies, as well as family-based linkage analyses. We accounted for population stratification by modeling a random polygenic background effect with covariance structure estimated from genome-wide SNP data. Using the haplotype-based approach, we identified two genome-wide suggestive loci in Warmbloods, respectively on chromosomes 21 (p = 1.62 x 10(-6)) and 31 (p = 1.69 x 10(-5)). The two signals were driven by the enrichment of a "protective" haplotype in controls compared to cases. [less ▲]

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See detailSubclinical diseases underlying poor performance in endurance horses: diagnostic methods and predictive tests.
Fraipont, Audrey ULg; Van Erck, E.; Ramery, Eve ULg et al

in Veterinary Record : Journal of the British Veterinary Association (2011), 169(6), 154

Thirty-eight endurance horses underwent clinical and ancillary examinations, including haematological and biochemical evaluation, standardised exercise tests both on a treadmill and in the field, Doppler ... [more ▼]

Thirty-eight endurance horses underwent clinical and ancillary examinations, including haematological and biochemical evaluation, standardised exercise tests both on a treadmill and in the field, Doppler echocardiography, impulse oscillometry, video endoscopy and collection of respiratory fluids. All of the examined poorly performing horses were affected by subclinical diseases, and most of them had multiple concomitant disorders. On the contrary, the well-performing horses were free of any subclinical disease. The most frequently diagnosed diseases were respiratory disorders, followed by musculoskeletal and cardiac problems. Poor performers exhibited lower speeds at blood lactate concentration of 4 mmol/l (VLA4) and at heart rates of 160 (V160) and 200 bpm (V200) on the treadmill and in the field, as well as slower recovery of heart rate. [less ▲]

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See detailInterferon Response Factor 3 is required for airway allergy to house dust mite in mice
Marichal, Thomas ULg; Bedoret Denis; Mesnil, Claire ULg et al

in Short Book of the Annual Congress of the Euopean Respiratory Society (ERS), Barcelone (2010, September)

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See detailGenomic expression evaluation: introduction and perspectives
Ramery, Eve ULg; Bureau, Fabrice ULg; Guyot, Hugues ULg et al

Conference (2010, July)

In a way, disease could be considered as the result of gene expression deregulation. Knowing what genes are expressed in a particular cell or tissue and how they are regulated allow to better understand ... [more ▼]

In a way, disease could be considered as the result of gene expression deregulation. Knowing what genes are expressed in a particular cell or tissue and how they are regulated allow to better understand disease mechanisms. Transcriptomic is the study of the expression of the entire genome. This technical challenge has been rendered possible as different species’ genomes began to be sequenced. Several techniques have rendered efficient this process of measuring simultaneously the expression level of a large number of genes. To date, micro-array technology is probably the best known. However, with the development of more affordable techniques, sequencing/ resequencing could compete with microarrays in the future. All together, these techniques open new ways for early diagnosis and prognosis for the practioner ‘in the field’. [less ▲]

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