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International Journal of Dairy Science
  Year: 2009 | Volume: 4 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 123-128
DOI: 10.3923/ijds.2009.123.128
Association of BoLA-DRB3.2 Alleles with Resistance and Susceptibility to Persistent Lymphocytosis in BLV Infected Cattle in Argentina
C.J. Panei, K. Suzuki, M.G. Echeverria, M.S. Serena, G.E. Metz and E.T. Gonzalez

Abstract:
The objective of this preliminary study was to describe alleles of bovine major histocompatibility complex class II BoLA-DRB3.2 gene associated with resistance and susceptibility to Persistent Lymphocytosis (PL) in Bovine leukaemia virus (BLV) infected cattle, to set a direction for the future studies. A total of 81 dairy cattle in Argentina were investigated for the distribution of BoLA-DRB3.2 alleles. The study cattle were categorized into 3 groups as follows: Category PL+ (BLV seropositive with PL); Category PL¯ (BLV seropositive without PL) and Category BLV¯ (BLV seronegative). The alleles were identified by polymerase chain reaction with subsequent analysis of restriction fragment length polymorphism. The association between the BoLA-DRB3.2 alleles and the PL+ and PL¯ categories was determined as the odds ratio. Some alleles BoLA-DRB3.2 mediating (1) resistance and (2) susceptibility to PL were observed, respectively. A stochastic model including Shannon’s diversity index calculation was run based on Markov-Chain Monte Carlo simulation method. The Shannon’s diversity indices in each of the cattle categories indicated that the richness of gene diversity decreased as leading to a clinical stage of BLV. This relates to the existence of alleles mediating resistance and susceptibility to PL. The stochastic prediction with inclusion of uncertainty is important which can serve as a future study beacon.
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C.J. Panei, K. Suzuki, M.G. Echeverria, M.S. Serena, G.E. Metz and E.T. Gonzalez, 2009. Association of BoLA-DRB3.2 Alleles with Resistance and Susceptibility to Persistent Lymphocytosis in BLV Infected Cattle in Argentina. International Journal of Dairy Science, 4: 123-128.

DOI: 10.3923/ijds.2009.123.128

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ijds.2009.123.128

 
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