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Life sciences : Veterinary medicine & animal health
Assessment of pregnancy-associated glycoprotein (PAG) concentrations in swamp buffalo samples from fetal and maternal origins by using interspecies antisera.
Nguyen, V. H. [> >]
Barbato, O. [> >]
Bui, X. N. [> >]
Beckers, Jean-François mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de sciences fonctionnelles > Physiologie de la reproduction >]
Melo de Sousa, Noelita mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département de sciences fonctionnelles > Physiologie de la reproduction >]
Animal Science Journal
Blackwell Publishing
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[en] Swamp buffalo ; Pregnancy-associated glycoproteins ; Maternal plasma ; Fetal plasma ; Interspecies antisera
[en] Pregnancy-associated glycoproteins (PAG) constitute a large family of glycoproteins found in the outer placental epithelial cell layer of the placenta in Eutherian species. In ruminants, they are noted to be structurally closely related among the different species. This study was designed to determine PAG concentrations in maternal and fetal plasma, allantoic and amniotic fluids in buffalo species. Antisera (AS) generated in rabbits against distinct PAG molecules were used in three RIA-PAG systems: RIA-1 (raised against bovine PAG67kDa; AS#497), RIA-2 (raised against caprine PAG55+62kDa; AS#706) or RIA-3 (raised against buffalo PAG; AS#859). Samples were collected at slaughterhouse (n = 67). PAG concentrations determined by RIA-2 gave significantly higher results in both allantoic and amniotic fluids (12.7 ± 2.1 ng/ml and 24.0 ± 7.3 ng/ml, respectively). Regarding maternal and fetal plasma, PAG concentrations obtained by RIA-2 (21.8 ± 2.4 ng/ml and 20.2 ± 2.5 ng/ml, respectively) and RIA-3 (25.0 ± 2.2 ng/mL and 21.9 ± 3.2 ng/ml, respectively) were higher than those obtained by RIA-1 (15.5 ± 1.4 ng/ml and 16.1 ± 1.8 ng/ml, respectively). The correlation among the three systems was very high. The study clearly reveals the ability of PAG-RIA systems to determine PAG concentration in swamp buffalo samples.
Belgian Technical Cooperation (to N. Van Hanh), FNRS (Grant number CC and Ministry of the Walloon Region-DGA (Grant number D31-1184)
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