publication . Doctoral thesis . 2016

Escherichia coli : host interactions in the pathogenesis of canine pyometra

Henriques, Sofia Correia Rosa de Barros;
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  • Published: 12 Jul 2016
  • Publisher: Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária
  • Country: Portugal
Tese de Doutoramento em Ciências Veterinárias na Especialidade de Ciências Biológicas e Biomédicas Canine pyometra develops as a result of a complex interaction of etiological and physiopathological factors, such as the virulence and type of the bacteria and the individual host defence mechanisms. Since Escherichia coli is the most common bacterium isolated from uterus of bitches with pyometra, one main objective of this work was to characterize E. coli virulence potential, and to evaluate the role of its virulence factors (VF) and traits in the pathogenesis of canine pyometra (Chapters IV, V and VI). A second main objective was to evaluate the innate immune mec...
free text keywords: Escherichia coli, virulence traits, α-hemolysin, innate immunity, canine pyometra, perfil de virulência, α-hemolysina, imunidade inata, piómetra de cadela
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FCT| PTDC/CVT/66587/2006
Contribution to the study of the fisiopathology of cystic endometrial hiperplasia in the bitch
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: 66587
  • Funding stream: 3599-PPCDT
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