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Record number 495527
Title Analysis of biobanked serum from a mycobacterium avium subsp paratuberculosis bovine infection model confirms the remarkable stability of circulating mirna profiles and defines a bovine serum mirna repertoire
Author(s) Shaughnessy, Ronan G.; Farrell, Damien; Riepema, Karel; Bakker, Douwe; Gordon, Stephen V.
Source PLoS One 10 (2015)12. - ISSN 1932-6203 - 22 p.
Department(s) CVI Bacteriology and Epidemiology
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2015

Johne's Disease (JD) is a chronic enteritis of ruminants caused by Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP). Current disease control strategies are hampered by the lack of sensitive and specific diagnostic modalities. Therefore, novel diagnostic and prognostic tools are needed, and circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) may hold potential in this area. The aims of this study were twofold: (i) to address the stability of miRNA in bovine sera from biobanked samples, and (ii) to assess the potential of miRNAs as biomarkers for JD disease progression. To address these aims we used bovine sera from an experimental MAP infection model that had been stored at -20°C for over a decade, allowing us to also assess the stability of miRNA profiles in biobanked serum samples through comparison with fresh sera. Approximately 100â€"200 intact miRNAs were identified in each sample with 83 of these being consistently detected across all 57 samples. The miRNA profile of the biobanked sera stored at -20°C for over 10 years was highly similar to the profile of

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