Valerie Johnson's research while affiliated with Michigan State University and other places

Publications (5)

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Osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of morbidity among aging populations, yet symptom and/or disease‐modification remains elusive. Adipose‐derived mesenchymal stromal cells (adMSCs) have demonstrated immunomodulatory and anti‐inflammatory properties that may alleviate clinical signs and interrupt disease onset and progression. Indeed, multiple m...
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Northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus, NFS) are a vulnerable species broadly distributed throughout the north Pacific. Although commercial hunting stopped in 1984, the population has continued to decline for unknown reasons. The goal of this scoping review was to synthesize and review 50 years of literature relevant to the health of NFS to inform...
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Over the past several decades there has been a precipitous decline of northern fur seals (Callorhinus ursinus; NFS) at their breeding grounds on the Pribilof Islands in the Bering Sea. The cause of this decline is likely multifactorial and could include changes in environmental parameters, prey abundance and distribution as well as exposure to path...
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Objective To determine the value of initial aerobic bacterial cultures of acute open traumatic wounds to predict bacterial species in wounds that become infected. Study design Prospective clinical trial. Animals Sixty‐four dogs with naturally occurring acute cutaneous traumatic wounds (2017‐2018). Methods Initial swabs were taken from each wound...

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... Mobility assessments via treadmill-gait and voluntary weight-bearing systems were utilized to identify potential alterations in gait parameters given the unilateral removal of the IFP/SC. The changes in gait over time for stride length, stance, and propel were an expected function of growth between 3 and 7 months of age [47][48][49]. ...
... The remaining 12 (23.1%) dogs were noted to have concurrent illnesses, such as mast cell tumor (n = 2), cutaneous hemangiosarcoma (1), fibroma (1), heartworm disease (1), ichthyosis (1), immune-mediated neuropathy (1), immune-mediated polyarthritis (1), metastatic apocrine gland anal sac adenocarcinoma (1), osteosarcoma (1), spinal empyema (1), and a stomach mass for which there was no histologic diagnosis (1). ...
... Many of these AMPs are of particular interest due to their activity against pathogens that are resistant to conventional antibiotics (12,22). The antimicrobial effects of human and equine platelet products and MSCs have been reported against bacteria such as E. coli, S. aureus, Klebsiella pneumonia, Streptococcus agalactiae, Enterococcus faecalis, and biofilm aggregates (18)(19)(20)(21)(23)(24)(25). Decreased bacterial growth was confirmed through various techniques, including colony-forming units per milliliter (CFU/mL), optical density (OD) absorbance measurements, minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) dilutions, and radial diffusion agarose gel assays. ...