Céline Ster

Céline Ster
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada | AAFC · Sherbrooke Research and Development Centre

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July 2004 - August 2008
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
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Publications (25)
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During the transition period, dairy cows often experience negative energy balance, which induces metabolic and immunological disturbances. Our previous work has shown a relationship between the inhibition of immune functions and increased blood nonesterified fatty acid (NEFA) levels. In this study, we evaluated the effect of 11 fatty acids (palmito...
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Staphylococcus aureus is one of the main pathogens leading to both clinical and subclinical bovine mastitis in dairy cattle. Prediction of disease evolution based on the characteristics of Staph. aureus isolates that cause intramammary infections and understanding the host-pathogen interactions may improve management of mastitis in dairy herds. For...
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Staphylococcus aureus is a leading cause of bovine intramammary infections (IMI). Standard antibiotic treatments are not very effective and currently available vaccines lack tangible efficacy. Developing a vaccine formulation for S. aureus mastitis is challenging and selection of target antigens is critical. The gene products of six S. aureus genes...
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Staphylococcus aureus is a bacterial pathogen causing bovine intramammary infections (IMIs) often leading to chronic clinical or subclinical mastitis. Predicting the outcome of S. aureus IMIs (duration and clinical vs subclinical) based on the characterization of isolates would help to make better case management decisions. For this purpose, 583 S....
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Staphylococcus aureus intramammary infections (IMIs) have low cure rates using standard antibiotic treatment and increasing the duration of treatment usually improves therapeutic success. Chronic IMIs are thought to be caused by bacteria presenting a specific virulence phenotype that includes the capacity to produce greater amounts of biofilm. In t...
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The incidence of metabolic and infectious diseases varies greatly during the lactation cycle. Most new cases of clinical mastitis appear at the beginning of lactation, and the incidence increases with the level of milk production. In addition to mastitis, many other infectious diseases become clinically apparent during the first 2 weeks of lactatio...
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Staphylococcus aureus is one of the major pathogens causing bovine intramammary infections (IMIs) and mastitis. Mastitis is the primary cause for the use of antibiotics in dairy farms but therapeutic failure is often observed. One of the reasons for the lack of effectiveness of antibiotic therapy despite the observed susceptibility of bacterial iso...
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Staphylococcus aureus is a leading cause of bovine intramammary infections (IMIs) that can evolve into difficult-to-treat chronic mastitis. To date, no vaccine formulation has shown high protective efficacy against S. aureus IMI, partly because this bacterium can efficiently evade the immune system. For instance, S. aureus small colony variants (SC...
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Staphylococcus aureus is a significant pathogen frequently causing persistent intramammary infections (IMI) in dairy cows. We compared some genotypic and phenotypic characteristics of 285 strains collected from quarter milk samples from cows with persistent and nonpersistent subclinical IMI across Canada. Variable number of tandem repeats typing wa...
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Staphylococcus aureus is a leading cause of intramammary infections (IMI). We recently demonstrated that Staph. aureus strains express the gene guaA during bovine IMI. This gene codes for a guanosine monophosphate synthetase and its expression is regulated by a guanine riboswitch. The guanine analog 2,5,6-triaminopyrimidine-4-one (PC1) is a ligand...
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Staphylococcus aureus is a leading cause of intramammary infections (IMI) and bovine mastitis is an important disease for the dairy industry. As this bacterium probably expresses specific genes for establishment of IMI, we studied the transcriptional profile of four S. aureus strains recovered from experimentally infected cows. Microbial RNA was ex...
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The periparturient period is marked by metabolic, hormonal, and immunological changes, which have an effect on the incidence of infectious and metabolic diseases. In a previous study, a slower increase in milk production was induced by milking cows once daily during the first week of lactation, leading to an improvement in levels of several metabol...
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ABSTRACT Cyclic diguanylic acid (c-di-GMP) is an intracellular bacterial signalling molecule previously shown to possess immune-stimulatory activities. However, the effects of this molecule on chicken immune responses have not been investigated. This study evaluated the humoral immune response following oral administration or intramuscular injectio...
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Staphylococcus aureus is an important pathogen that is responsible for a wide range of infections, including bovine mastitis. Previously, 54 genes from S. aureus that were up-regulated in an iron-restricted medium and in mice were identified. Seven of those genes were selected from five iron-acquisition systems (isd, feo, sir, sst, and fhu), and th...
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A total of 117 loins were selected on the cutting line at 24h post-mortem to study the long term shelf life (35 days, 4 degrees C) of vacuum packaged pork from five different quality classes (PSE: pale, soft, exudative; PFN: pale, firm, non-exudative; RSE: red, soft, exudative; RFN: red, firm, non-exudative; and DFD: dark, firm, dry). The microbial...
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The transition from pregnancy to lactation is marked by metabolic, hormonal, and immunological changes that have an impact on the incidence of infectious and metabolic diseases. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect on immune function and blood metabolite concentration of limiting milk production in early lactation to reduce negative ene...
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Stanniocalcin-1 is a hormone that possesses both paracrine and endocrine functions and has recently been identified in mammals. While paracrine functions have been determined for several organs, the role of circulating stanniocalcin-1 in cattle is still unclear but, observations in mice and cows suggest that stanniocalcin-1 plays a role in both ges...
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The efficacy of intramammary (IM) treatments containing penicillin G (PG) alone or a combination of PG and bovine lactoferrin (bLF) was evaluated using a model of experimentally induced chronic bovine mastitis caused by a clinical isolate of Staphylococcus aureus highly resistant to beta-lactam antibiotics. First, we confirmed that this strain coul...
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Staphylococcus aureus is responsible for a large panel of infections in humans and animals. In cows, S. aureus provokes chronic intramammary infections. Little information is available about the regulation of virulence factors in bovine isolates. Moreover, oxygenation, which is low in an inflamed mammary gland, could play an important role during t...
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A high-fat diet containing polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA: n-3 or n-6) given for 4 wk to 5-wk-old male Wistar rats induced a clear hyperglycemia (10.4 +/- 0.001 mmol/l for n-6 rats and 10.1 +/- 0.001 for n-3 rats) and hyperinsulinemia (6.6 +/- 0.8 ng/ml for n-6 rats and 6.4 +/- 1.3 for n-3 rats), signs of insulin resistance. In liver, both diets...
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The major structural protein (VP1) of the BK polyomavirus (BKV) was expressed in the recombinant baculovirus expression system. Recombinant BKV VP1 was shown to self-assemble into virus-like particles (VLPs) with a diameter of 45-50 nm. As for other polyomaviruses, BKV VP1 has the capacity to bind to exogenous DNA. Furthermore, the potential of BKV...

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