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Bao W.-B.,Yangzhou University | Ye L.,Yangzhou University | Pan Z.-Y.,Yangzhou University | Zhu J.,Yangzhou University | And 4 more authors.
Molecular Biology Reports | Year: 2012

Abstract Escherichia coli F18 (ECF18) is a common porcine enteric pathogen. The pathogenicity of ECF18 bacteria depends on the existence of ECF18 receptor in the brush border membranes of piglet's small intestinal mucosa. Alpha (1) fucosyltransferase gene (FUT1) has been identified as the candidate gene controlling the adhesion to ECF18 receptor. The genetic variations in the position of M307 nucleotide in open reading frame of FUT1 have been proposed as a marker for selecting resistant pigs. The piglets were divided into three groups, AA, AG and GG, according to the genotypes present at M307 of FUT1. Small intestinal epitheliumcells of piglets with AA, AG and GG genotypes were selected to test the adhesion capability of the wild type E.coli expressing F18ab fimbriae, the recombinant E. coli expressing F18ac fimbriae or the recombinant E. coli secreting and surfacedisplaying the FedF subunit of F18ab fimbriae, respectively. Here, we examined the distribution and expression of porcine FUT1 mRNA in different tissues in Sutai pigs using real-time PCR. The results showed that piglets with AA genotype show resistance, whereas piglets with GG or AG genotypes are sensitive to the pathogenic E. coli F18 in Sutai piglets. FUT1 was expressed in all the tissues that were examined, and the gene's expression was highest in the lungs. There was no significant difference in expression level among the three genotypes in the liver, lung, stomach and duodenum, where the gene expression was relatively high. The present analysis suggested that mutation at M307 in FUT1 gene determines susceptibility of small intestinal epithelium to E. coli F18 adhesion in Sutai piglet and the expression of FUT1 gene may be regulated by other factors or the mutation was likely to be in linkage disequilibrium with some cis-regulatory variants © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011.


Bao W-B.,Yangzhou University | Ye L.,Yangzhou University | Zhu J.,Yangzhou University | Pan Z.-Y.,Yangzhou University | And 3 more authors.
Molecular Biology Reports | Year: 2012

Alpha (1,2) fucosyltransferase (FUT1) gene has been identified as a candidate gene for controlling the expression of the receptor for ETEC F18. The genetic variations in the position of M307 nucleotide in open reading frame of FUT1 have been proposed as a marker for selecting ETEC F18 resistant pigs. The polymorphisms of M307 in FUT1 of breeding base group for ETEC F18 resistance of Sutai pigs (Duroc 9 Meishan) was detected and their correlations to some immune indexes, growth and development ability, carcass traits and meat quality were also analyzed, which aimed to investigate feasibility of further breeding for diseases resistance based on M307 of FUT1 for Sutai pigs. After digested by Hin6 I, M307 of FUT1 gene could be divided into three kinds of genotypes, AA, AG, and GG. The frequencies were 0.235, 0.609, and 0.156, respectively. The results indicated that Sutai pigs with the AA genotype in M307 of FUT1 gene not only have relatively strong general disease resistance ability in piglets, but also have higher growth and development ability and stable carcass traits and meat quality. It is entirely feasible to raise the new strains of Sutai pigs resistant to Escherichia coli F18 based on genetic marker of the M307 position in FUT1gene. © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011.


Bao W.B.,Yangzhou University | Wang J.,Yangzhou University | Pan Z.Y.,Yangzhou University | Zheng X.R.,Yangzhou University | And 5 more authors.
Genetics and Molecular Research | Year: 2013

TLR4 is the main recognition receptor of bacterial lipopolysaccharides, which play an important role in innate and adaptive immunity. We used real-time PCR to analyze the tissue expression profile and differential expression of TLR4 in 4 pig populations (Escherichia coli F18-resistant Sutai, E. coli F18-sensitive Sutai, Large White, Meishan), in order to determine the role that the TLR4 gene plays in resistance to E. coli F18. We found that TLR4 expressed consistently in the 4 populations, with relatively high levels in immune tissues and the highest level in the lung. Generally, the expression of TLR4 in E. coli F18-sensitive individuals was the highest, followed by that in E. coli F18-resistant, Large White and Meishan. In the spleen, lung, kidney, lymph nodes, and thymus gland, TLR4 expression is significantly higher in the E. coli F18-sensitive than in the other 3 populations; there were no significant differences among E. coli F18-resistant Sutai, Large White, and Meishan. In addition, Gene Ontology and pathway analysis showed that TLR4 takes part in the inflammatory response. We found that porcine TLR4 has consistent tissue specificity in each breed, and downregulation of expression of the TLR4 gene is related to resistance to E. coli F18 in weaning piglets. © FUNPEC-RP.


Zhu J.,Yangzhou University | Zi C.,Yangzhou University | Wu Z.C.,Yangzhou University | Liu L.,Yangzhou University | And 6 more authors.
Genetics and Molecular Research | Year: 2013

We compared and analyzed expression of the BPI gene of Sutai piglets ranging from newborn to post-weaning days 8, 18, 30, and 35 by the real-time PCR method, in order to determine if it is involved in protection against disease caused by ETEC F18. There was a significant difference between 18- and 35-day expression in the jejunum. There were also significant differences between 35-day expression and expression at the other development stages in the duodenum. There were no significant differences in expression at 8, 18, and 30 days in the jejunum. We conclude that the porcine BPI gene may be the direct factor that caused resistance to ETEC F18 in weaning piglets, and that the resistance to ETEC F18 in weaning piglets is related to upregulation of mRNA expression of the BPI gene to a certain extent. © FUNPEC-RP.


Ye L.,Yangzhou University | Zi C.,Yangzhou University | Pan Z.Y.,Yangzhou University | Zhu J.,Yangzhou University | And 8 more authors.
Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases | Year: 2012

Porcine post-weaning diarrhea and edema disease are principally caused by Escherichia coli strains that produce F18 adhesin.FUT1 genotyping and receptor binding studies divided piglets into E. coli F18-resistant and -sensitive groups, and the roles of SLA-1 and SLA-3 were investigated. SLA-1 and SLA-3 expression was detected in 11 pig tissues, with higher levels of SLA-1 in lung, immune tissues and gastrointestinal tract, and higher levels of SLA-3 also in lung and lymphoid tissues. Both genes were expressed higher in F18-resistant piglets, and their expression was positively correlated in different tissues; a negative correlation was observed in some tissues of F18-sensitive group, particularly in lung and lymphatic samples. Gene ontology and pathway analyses showed that SLA-1 and SLA-3 were involved in 37 biological processes, including nine pathways related to immune functions. These observations help to elucidate the relationship between SLA class I genes and E. coli F18-related porcine gastrointestinal tract diseases. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.

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