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Molecular Approaches to Control Intestinal Parasites That Affect The Microbiome in Swine and Small Ruminants

Investigators
Urban Jr J F; Li R W; Zarlenga D S
Institutions
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
Start date
2017
End date
2022
Objective
Objective 1. Determine the change in the intestinal metabolome and microbiome during parasitic nematode infection and after anti-parasitic clearance. Sub-objective #1. Characterize parasite-induced molecular mechanisms that modulate intestinal inflammation. Sub-objective #2. Evaluate the potential impact of Cry5B on the native and parasitized gut microbiome. Objective 2. Identify pan-nematode secretome products with immune modulating activity that along with nutritional supplements eliminate parasites and enhance enteric health. Sub-objective #1. Use antibodies from parasite infected pigs and goats to select for immunogenic cloned parasite products that have been computationally identified as vaccine targets. Sub-objective #2: Test for cloned parasite products that induce innate immune responses at the mucosal surface of explanted intestinal tissues from pigs and goats.
Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
Project source
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Project number
8042-31000-107-00D
Accession number
432459
Categories
Parasites