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Chicken caecal enterotypes in indigenous Kadaknath and commercial Cobb chicken lines are associated with Campylobacter abundance and influenced by farming practices (2023)
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Hay, M. C., Hinsu, A. T., Koringa, P. G., Pandit, R. J., Liu, P., Parekh, M. J., …Blake, D. P. (2023). Chicken caecal enterotypes in indigenous Kadaknath and commercial Cobb chicken lines are associated with Campylobacter abundance and influenced by farming practices. Frontiers in Microbiomes, https://doi.org/10.3389/frmbi.2023.1301609

Feature Weighted Models (FWM) to address lineage dependency in drug-resistance prediction from Mycobacterium tuberculosis genome sequences (2023)
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Chang, Y., Xia, D., & Billows, N. (2023). Feature Weighted Models (FWM) to address lineage dependency in drug-resistance prediction from Mycobacterium tuberculosis genome sequences. Bioinformatics, 39(7), https://doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/btad428

Background: Tuberculosis is caused by members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) and is the second leading infectious killer after COVID-19. The evolution of drug-resistance poses a threat to successful treatment and disease eradication... Read More about Feature Weighted Models (FWM) to address lineage dependency in drug-resistance prediction from Mycobacterium tuberculosis genome sequences.

Characterisation of Canine Intestinal MicroRNA Expression in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and T-Cell Lymphoma (2023)
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Williams, J., Werling, D., Davison, L., Hiron, T., & Xia, D. (in press). Characterisation of Canine Intestinal MicroRNA Expression in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and T-Cell Lymphoma. Journal of Comparative Pathology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcpa.2023.03.186

Differentiating between canine inflammatory bowel disease and intestinal T-cell lymphoma via histopathological examination of endoscopically-derived intestinal biopsies can be challenging and involves an invasive procedure requiring specialised equip... Read More about Characterisation of Canine Intestinal MicroRNA Expression in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and T-Cell Lymphoma.

Differential expression of microRNAs in the caecal content and faeces of broiler chickens experimentally infected with Eimeria (2022)
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Williams, J., Blake, D., & Xia, D. (2022). Differential expression of microRNAs in the caecal content and faeces of broiler chickens experimentally infected with Eimeria. Avian Pathology, https://doi.org/10.1080/03079457.2022.2076581

Differential expression of microRNAs in the caecal content and faeces of broiler chickens experimentally infected with Eimeria

Evidence of altered fatty acid metabolism in dogs with naturally occurring valvular heart disease and congestive heart failure (2022)
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Wilshaw, J., Boswood, A., Chang, Y., Sands, C., Camuzeaux, S., Lewis, M., …Connolly, D. (2022). Evidence of altered fatty acid metabolism in dogs with naturally occurring valvular heart disease and congestive heart failure. Metabolomics, 18(6), https://doi.org/10.1007/s11306-022-01887-7

Introduction Myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD) is the most common cardiac condition in adult dogs. The disease progresses over several years and affected dogs may develop congestive heart failure (HF). Research has shown that myocardial metaboli... Read More about Evidence of altered fatty acid metabolism in dogs with naturally occurring valvular heart disease and congestive heart failure.

Accuracy of history, physical examination, cardiac biomarkers, and biochemical variables in identifying dogs with stage B2 degenerative mitral valve disease (2021)
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Wilshaw, J., Rosenthal, S., Wess, G., Dickson, D., Bevilacqua, L., Dutton, E., …Boswood, A. (2021). Accuracy of history, physical examination, cardiac biomarkers, and biochemical variables in identifying dogs with stage B2 degenerative mitral valve disease. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 35(2), 755-770. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvim.16083

Background Treatment is indicated in dogs with preclinical degenerative mitral valve disease (DMVD) and cardiomegaly (stage B2). This is best diagnosed using echocardiography; however, relying upon this limits access to accurate diagnosis. Objectives... Read More about Accuracy of history, physical examination, cardiac biomarkers, and biochemical variables in identifying dogs with stage B2 degenerative mitral valve disease.

Bioinformatic Analysis of the Campylobacter jejuni Type VI Secretion System and Effector Prediction (2021)
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Robinson, L., Liaw, J., Omole, Z., Xia, D., van Vliet, A., Corcionivoschi, N., …Gundogdu, O. (2021). Bioinformatic Analysis of the Campylobacter jejuni Type VI Secretion System and Effector Prediction. Frontiers in Microbiology, 12, https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2021.694824

The Type VI Secretion System (T6SS) has important roles relating to bacterial antagonism, subversion of host cells, and niche colonisation. Campylobacter jejuni is one of the leading bacterial causes of human gastroenteritis worldwide and is a commen... Read More about Bioinformatic Analysis of the Campylobacter jejuni Type VI Secretion System and Effector Prediction.

The translocator protein (TSPO) is prodromal to mitophagy loss in neurotoxicity (2021)
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Frison, M., Faccenda, D., Abeti, R., Rigon, M., Strobbe, D., England-Rendon, B., …Campanella, M. (2021). The translocator protein (TSPO) is prodromal to mitophagy loss in neurotoxicity. Molecular Psychiatry, 26(7), 2721-2739. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41380-021-01050-z

Dysfunctional mitochondria characterise Parkinson's Disease (PD). Uncovering etiological molecules, which harm the homeostasis of mitochondria in response to pathological cues, is therefore pivotal to inform early diagnosis and therapy in the conditi... Read More about The translocator protein (TSPO) is prodromal to mitophagy loss in neurotoxicity.

Probing Differences in Gene Essentiality Between the Human and Animal Adapted Lineages of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex Using TnSeq (2021)
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Gibson, A., Passmore, I., Faulkner, V., Xia, D., Nobeli, I., Stiens, J., …Kendall, S. (2021). Probing Differences in Gene Essentiality Between the Human and Animal Adapted Lineages of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex Using TnSeq. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 8, https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2021.760717

Members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) show distinct host adaptations, preferences and phenotypes despite being >99% identical at the nucleic acid level. Previous studies have explored gene expression changes between the members, ho... Read More about Probing Differences in Gene Essentiality Between the Human and Animal Adapted Lineages of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex Using TnSeq.

Probing differences in gene essentiality between the human and animal adapted (2021)
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Gibson, A. J., Passmore, I. J., Faulkner, V., Xia, D., Nobeli, I., Stiens, J., …Kendall, S. L. (2021). Probing differences in gene essentiality between the human and animal adapted. Frontiers in Veterinary Science,

Members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) show distinct host adaptations, preferences and phenotypes despite being >99% identical at the nucleic acid level. Previous studies have explored gene expression changes between the members, ho... Read More about Probing differences in gene essentiality between the human and animal adapted.

Controlling the causative agents of coccidiosis in domestic chickens; an eye on the 1 past and considerations for the future 2 (2021)
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Attree, E., Sanchez-Arsuaga, G., Jones, M., Xia, D., -Hernandez, M., Blake, D., & Tomley, F. (2021). Controlling the causative agents of coccidiosis in domestic chickens; an eye on the 1 past and considerations for the future 2. CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, https://doi.org/10.1186/s43170-021-00056-5

Coccidiosis is a potentially severe enteritis caused by species of obligate intracellular parasites of the genus Eimeria. These parasites cause significant economic losses to the poultry industry, predominantly due to compromised efficiency of produc... Read More about Controlling the causative agents of coccidiosis in domestic chickens; an eye on the 1 past and considerations for the future 2.

Genetic and biological characterisation of three cryptic Eimeria operational taxonomic units that infect chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus) (2021)
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Blake, D., Blake, D., Vrba, V., Xia, D., Xia, D., Tomley, F., …Tomley, F. (2021). Genetic and biological characterisation of three cryptic Eimeria operational taxonomic units that infect chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus). International Journal for Parasitology,

More than 68 billion chickens were produced globally in 2018, emphasising their major contribution to the production of protein for human consumption, and the importance of their pathogens. Protozoan Eimeria species are the most economically signific... Read More about Genetic and biological characterisation of three cryptic Eimeria operational taxonomic units that infect chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus).

Transcriptomic Profiling of In Vitro Tumor-Stromal Cell Paracrine Crosstalk Identifies Involvement of the Integrin Signaling Pathway in the Pathogenesis of Mesenteric Fibrosis in Human Small Intestinal Neuroendocrine Neoplasms (2021)
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Laskaratos, F., Levi, A., Schwach, G., Pfragner, R., Hall, A., Xia, D., …Rombouts, K. (in press). Transcriptomic Profiling of In Vitro Tumor-Stromal Cell Paracrine Crosstalk Identifies Involvement of the Integrin Signaling Pathway in the Pathogenesis of Mesenteric Fibrosis in Human Small Intestinal Neuroendocrine Neoplasms. Frontiers in Oncology, 11, https://doi.org/10.3389/fonc.2021.629665

Proteomic Characterization of Host-Pathogen Interactions during Bovine Trophoblast Cell Line Infection by (2020)
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Regidor-Cerrillo, J., Xia, D., Jiménez-Pelayo, L., García-Sánchez, M., Collantes-Fernández, E., Randle, N., …Horcajo, P. (2020). Proteomic Characterization of Host-Pathogen Interactions during Bovine Trophoblast Cell Line Infection by. Pathogens, 9(9),

Despite the importance of bovine neosporosis, relevant knowledge gaps remain concerning the pathogenic mechanisms of . Infection of the placenta is a crucial event in the pathogenesis of the disease; however, very little is known about the relation... Read More about Proteomic Characterization of Host-Pathogen Interactions during Bovine Trophoblast Cell Line Infection by.

Proteomic Characterization of Host-Pathogen Interactions during Bovine Trophoblast Cell Line Infection by Neospora caninum (2020)
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Regidor-Cerrillo, J., Xia, D., Jiménez-Pelayo, L., García-Sánchez, M., Collantes-Fernández, E., Randle, N., …Horcajo, P. (2020). Proteomic Characterization of Host-Pathogen Interactions during Bovine Trophoblast Cell Line Infection by Neospora caninum. Pathogens, 9(9), 749

Despite the importance of bovine neosporosis, relevant knowledge gaps remain concerning the pathogenic mechanisms of Neospora caninum. Infection of the placenta is a crucial event in the pathogenesis of the disease; however, very little is known abou... Read More about Proteomic Characterization of Host-Pathogen Interactions during Bovine Trophoblast Cell Line Infection by Neospora caninum.

Phylogenetic inference using cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) in the poultry red mite, Dermanyssus gallinae in the United Kingdom relative to a European framework (2020)
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Karp-Tatham, E., Küster, T., Angelou, A., Papadopoulos, E., Nisbet, A., Xia, D., …Tomley, F. (2020). Phylogenetic inference using cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) in the poultry red mite, Dermanyssus gallinae in the United Kingdom relative to a European framework. Frontiers in Veterinary Science,

The poultry red mite (Dermanyssus gallinae), an obligatory blood feeding ectoparasite, is primarily associated with laying hens where it is estimated to cause losses of ~€231 million per annum to European farmers. Moderate to high infestation levels... Read More about Phylogenetic inference using cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) in the poultry red mite, Dermanyssus gallinae in the United Kingdom relative to a European framework.

Gene Expression Profiling of B Cell Lymphoma in Dogs Reveals Dichotomous Metabolic Signatures Distinguished by Oxidative Phosphorylation (2020)
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Wu, Y., Chang, Y. M., Polton, G., Stell, A. J., Szladovits, B., Macfarlane, M., …Garden, O. A. (2020). Gene Expression Profiling of B Cell Lymphoma in Dogs Reveals Dichotomous Metabolic Signatures Distinguished by Oxidative Phosphorylation. Frontiers in Oncology, 10, https://doi.org/10.3389/fonc.2020.00307

Gene expression profiling has revealed molecular heterogeneity of diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) in both humans and dogs. Two DLBCL subtypes based on cell of origin are generally recognized, germinal center B (GCB)-like and activated B cell (A... Read More about Gene Expression Profiling of B Cell Lymphoma in Dogs Reveals Dichotomous Metabolic Signatures Distinguished by Oxidative Phosphorylation.