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- Gonzalez-Ballesteros, Erik, et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine 2013 v.44 no.4 pp. 837-844
- Chelonia mydas; Gram-negative bacteria; delayed hypersensitivity; dermatitis; hematology; histopathology; immunoglobulins; sea turtles
- ... Ulcerative dermatitis (UD) is common in captive sea turtles and manifests as skin erosions and ulcers associated with gram-negative bacteria. This study compared clinically healthy and UD-affected captive turtles by evaluating hematology, histopathology, immunoglobulin levels, and delayed-type hypersensitivity assay. Turtles with UD had significantly lower weight, reduced delayed-type hypersensiti ...
- Gonzalez-Ballesteros, Erik, et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Veterinary immunology and immunopathology 2009 v.131 no.3-4 pp. 211-217
- turtles; Chelonia mydas; endangered species; T-lymphocytes; receptors; antibodies; antibody detection; blood cells; cryopreservation; Western blotting; blood cell counts; flow cytometry; skin; thymus gland; immunocytochemistry; immunohistochemistry; phenotypic variation; biomarkers
- ... To understand the role of the immune system with respect to disease in reptiles, there is the need to develop tools to assess the host's immune response. An important tool is the development of molecular markers to identify immune cells, and these are limited for reptiles. We developed a technique for the cryopreservation of peripheral blood mononuclear cells and showed that a commercially availab ...