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Short-chain fatty acids influence host immunity, mucus secretion and microbial community structure to reduce enteritisDownload
Optimal intestinal health is critical to overall host well-being, and acute and chronic enteric inflammatory diseases impart a significant detrimental impact on Canadians. The consumption of dietary fibre (DF) has long been associated with providing a health benefit to individuals, and regulatory...
Rheological behavior and nano-microstructure of complex fluids: Biomedical and Bitumen-Heavy oil applicationsDownload
The main objective of this research was to exploit the interrelations between the rheological behavior and nano-microstructure of complex fluids in solving two state-of-the-art problems, one in the field of biomedical engineering: controlling the amount and characteristics of bioaerosol droplets...
Repeated oronasal exposure to lipopolysaccharide induced mucosal IgA responses in periparturient dairy cowsDownload
This study investigated the effects of repeated oronasal treatment with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) on the humoral immune responses in saliva, vaginal mucus, and the plasma markers of the acute phase response in periparturient dairy cows. One hundred pregnant Holstein cows were administered either 3...
Lactobacillus reuteri maintains a functional mucosal barrier during DSS treatment despite mucus layer dysfunctionDownload
Treatment with the probiotic bacterium Lactobacillus reuteri has been shown to prevent dextran sodium sulfate (DSS)-induced colitis in rats. This is partly due to reduced P-selectin-dependent leukocyte- and platelet-endothelial cell interactions, however, the mechanism behind this protective...
Intravaginal lactic acid bacteria modulated local and systemic immune responses and lowered the incidence of uterine infections in periparturient dairy cowsDownload
The objective of this investigation was to evaluate whether intravaginal infusion of a lactic acid bacteria (LAB) cocktail around parturition could influence the immune response, incidence rate of uterine infections, and the overall health status of periparturient dairy cows. One hundred pregnant...