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  1. Ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma (OPA) is a neoplastic disease caused by exogenous Jaagsiekte Sheep Retrovirus (exJSRV). The prevalence of JSRV-related OPA in Eastern European countries, including Romania is unk...

    Authors: Corina Toma, Valentin Adrian Bâlteanu, Septiumiu Tripon, Adrian Trifa, Alexandra Rema, Irina Amorim, Raluca Maria Pop, Roxana Popa, Cornel Catoi and Marian Taulescu

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:296

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  2. Non-invasive sampling through faecal collection is one of the most cost-effective alternatives for monitoring of free-living wild mammals, as it provides information on animal taxonomy as well as the dynamics ...

    Authors: Laís Verdan Dib, João Pedro Siqueira Palmer, Camila de Souza Carvalho Class, Jessica Lima Pinheiro, Raissa Cristina Ferreira Ramos, Claudijane Ramos dos Santos, Ana Beatriz Monteiro Fonseca, Karen Gisele Rodríguez-Castro, Camila Francisco Gonçalves, Pedro Manoel Galetti Jr., Otilio Machado Pereira Bastos, Claudia Maria Antunes Uchôa, Laís Lisboa Corrêa, Augusto Cezar Machado Pereira Bastos, Maria Regina Reis Amendoeira and Alynne da Silva Barbosa

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:295

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  3. This paper reports the significant prevalence of a presumed hereditary cataract in the Bengal cat breed in Poland. The nuclear part of the lens is affected and previous reports from Sweden and France for this ...

    Authors: Natalia Kucharczyk, Anna Cislo-Pakuluk, Pawel Stefanowicz and Peter Bedford

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:293

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  4. The present study was designed to characterize phenotypically and genotypically two Trueperella pyogenes strains isolated from an okapi (Okapia johnstoni) and a royal python (Python regius).

    Authors: Marwa F. E. Ahmed, Mazen Alssahen, Christoph Lämmler, Tobias Eisenberg, Madeleine Plötz and Amir Abdulmawjood

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:292

    Content type: Case Report

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  5. Biochemical and haematological parameters have not been determined in Bactrian camels kept at high altitude. Therefore, this study was undertaken to characterise different physiological, haematological, bioche...

    Authors: Dolker Lamo, Geeta Gahlawat, Sunil Kumar, Vijay K. Bharti, Puneet Ranjan, Deepak Kumar and Om Prakash Chaurasia

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:291

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  6. In equine abdominal surgery, resection and anastomosis of strangulated intestine is a commonly performed procedure. To date, ligatures, vessel sealing devices and the ligate-divide stapler have been described ...

    Authors: Gessica Giusto and Marco Gandini

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:290

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  7. The recent identification of the endocannabinoid system in the gastrointestinal tract suggests a role in controlling intestinal inflammation. In addition, the gut chemosensing system has therapeutic applicatio...

    Authors: Andrea Toschi, Benedetta Tugnoli, Barbara Rossi, Andrea Piva and Ester Grilli

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:289

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Herpesvirus infections in cetaceans have always been attributed to the Alphaherpesvirinae and Gammaherpesvirinae subfamilies. To date, gammaherpesviruses have not been reported in the central nervous system of od...

    Authors: Ignacio Vargas-Castro, José Luis Crespo-Picazo, Belén Rivera-Arroyo, Rocío Sánchez, Vicente Marco-Cabedo, María Ángeles Jiménez-Martínez, Manena Fayos, Ángel Serdio, Daniel García-Párraga and José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:288

    Content type: Case Report

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  9. Conventional broilers are currently one of the most efficient protein converters. Although decades of progress in genetic selection and feed formulation have lead to high standards of efficient broiler product...

    Authors: Tommy Van Limbergen, Steven Sarrazin, Ilias Chantziaras, Jeroen Dewulf, Richard Ducatelle, Ilias Kyriazakis, Paul McMullin, Jesús Méndez, Jarkko K. Niemi, Sotiris Papasolomontos, Piotr Szeleszczuk, Johan Van Erum and Dominiek Maes

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:287

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  10. With evidence of warming climates, it is important to understand the effects of heat stress in farm animals in order to minimize production losses. Studying the changes in the brain proteome induced by heat st...

    Authors: Tian-yue Yu, Yan-hong Yong, Jun-yu Li, Biao Fang, Can-ying Hu, Lian-yun Wu, Xiaoxi Liu, Zhichao Yu, Xingbin Ma, Yadnyavalkya Patil, Ravi Gooneratne and Xiang-hong Ju

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:286

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  11. An increased risk for glomerulonephritis and a higher prevalence of antibodies to Borrelia (B.) burgdorferi sensu lato have been reported in Bernese mountain dogs (BMDs). The aim of the study was to determine the...

    Authors: C. Preyß-Jägeler, K. Hartmann and R. Dorsch

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:285

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  12. Culicoides hypersensitivity (CH) is induced in horses by salivary allergens of Culicoides midges. In Iceland, the causal Culicoides species for CH are not present. Previous epidemiological data indicated that Ice...

    Authors: Fahad Raza, Renata Ivanek, Heather Freer, Dania Reiche, Horst Rose, Sigurbjörg Torsteinsdóttir, Vilhjálmur Svansson, Sigríður Björnsdóttir and Bettina Wagner

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:283

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  13. The ability of adipose tissue-derived multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells/mesenchymal stem cells (ASCs) to differentiate in neural lineages promises progress in the field of regenerative medicine, especially...

    Authors: Sonja Prpar Mihevc, Vesna Kokondoska Grgich, Andreja Nataša Kopitar, Luka Mohorič and Gregor Majdič

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:282

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  14. Porcine circovirus type 3 is the most recently discovered porcine circovirus, and an emerging pathogen. In this study the status of its presence on some Slovenian farms is reported. The effectiveness of the va...

    Authors: Jan Plut, Urska Jamnikar-Ciglenecki, Irena Golinar-Oven, Tanja Knific and Marina Stukelj

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:281

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  15. Leucaena leucocephala, as a shrub legume rich in condensed tannins, is a candidate for the integrated control of gastrointestinal parasitic pathogen nematodes. Here, we investigated the anthelmintic potential of ...

    Authors: Carine Marie-Magdeleine, Steve Ceriac, Dingamgoto Jesse Barde, Nathalie Minatchy, Fred Periacarpin, Frederic Pommier, Brigitte Calif, Lucien Philibert, Jean-Christophe Bambou and Harry Archimède

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:280

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  16. Cranial cruciate ligament rupture (CrCLR) is the most common orthopaedic cause of lameness in the hind limb in dogs. Many surgical treatments have been described, but tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA) is one...

    Authors: Cristina Bernardi-Villavicencio, Antonio Nicolas Jimenez-Socorro, Concepcion Rojo-Salvador, Javier Robles-Sanmartin and Jesus Rodriguez-Quiros

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:279

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  17. Data on gamma-delta (γδ) T lymphocytes in the peripheral blood of dogs are scant, related only to healthy pure breed dogs and limited to a restricted age range. The aim of the study was to investigate the modu...

    Authors: Cristina Marchetti, Paolo Borghetti, Antonio Cacchioli, Luca Ferrari, Federico Armando, Attilio Corradi and Anna Maria Cantoni

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:278

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  18. Newcastle disease viruses (NDVs) can spread across continents via migratory birds. Hence, we investigated the frequency of NDV in both non-migratory and birds migrating on the Black Sea-Mediterranean flyway, i...

    Authors: Nuri Turan, Cemal Ozsemir, Aysun Yilmaz, Utku Y. Cizmecigil, Ozge Aydin, Ozge Erdogan Bamac, Aydin Gurel, Ahmet Kutukcu, Kubra Ozsemir, H. Emre Tali, Besim H. Tali, Semaha G. Yilmaz, Mehmetcan Yaramanoglu, B. Kaan Tekelioğlu, Serhat Ozsoy, Juergen A. Richt…

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:277

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  19. Tears play an important role in ocular surface protection, and help wild animals maintain visual acuity in the face of air and water friction. The proteomics of tears has only been described for mammals. The k...

    Authors: A. C. Raposo, C. B. Lebrilla, R. W. Portela, E. Goonatilleke, F. A. Dórea Neto and A. P. Oriá

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:276

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  20. Feline panleukopenia virus (FPV) is an etiologic pathogen of feline panleukopenia that infects all members of Felidae including tigers (Panthera tigris). Vaccinations against FPV among wild felid species have lon...

    Authors: Chanakan Areewong, Amarin Rittipornlertrak, Boondarika Nambooppha, Itsarapan Fhaikrue, Tawatchai Singhla, Chollada Sodarat, Worapat Prachasilchai, Preeyanat Vongchan and Nattawooti Sthitmatee

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:275

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  21. Degenerative joint disease (DJD) is a common orthopedic lesion in the coxofemoral joint of canine patients. Concurrent with the sign of degeneration, the vacuum phenomenon (VP), or intra-articular gas, has bee...

    Authors: Kanokporn Kanthavichit, Auraiwan Klaengkaew, Naparee Srisowanna, Nardtiwa Chaivoravitsakul, Kongthit Horoongruang, Chutimon Thanaboonnipat, Kumpanart Soontornvipart and Nan Choisunirachon

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:274

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  22. The 3D8 single chain variable fragment (scFv) is a mini-antibody sequence that exhibits independent nuclease activity against all types of nucleic acids. In this research, crossing a 3D8 scFv G1 transgenic roo...

    Authors: Sung June Byun, Hoonsung Choi, Shanmugam Sureshkumar, Seong-Su Yuk, Jung-Hoon Kwon, Jin-Yong Noh, Sun Keun Jung, Jeom Sun Kim, Keon Bong Oh, Hyeon Yang, Gunsup Lee, Hwi-Cheul Lee, Jae-Seok Woo and Chang-Seon Song

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:273

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  23. Coronaviruses are notorious pathogens that cause diarrheic and respiratory diseases in humans and animals. Although the epidemiology and pathogenicity of coronaviruses have gained substantial attention, little...

    Authors: Zhihai Shi, Wenjia Wang, Chaoxi Chen, Xiaozhan Zhang, Jing Wang, Zhaoxue Xu and Yali Lan

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:272

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  24. Mycoplasma synoviae (MS) is known to cause Eggshell Apex Abnormality (EAA) syndrome characterized by an altered shell surface with increased translucency on the apex. However, no large-scale studies have been con...

    Authors: M. Cisneros-Tamayo, I. Kempf, J. Coton, V. Michel, S. Bougeard, C. de Boisséson, P. Lucas, M.-H. Bäyon-Auboyer, G. Chiron, C. Mindus and A. V. Gautier-Bouchardon

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:271

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  25. Prophylactic anthelmintic treatment with one of three basic classes of anthelmintics (benzimidazoles, macrocyclic lactones and imidazothiazoles) is still the mainstay of control of gastrointestinal nematode in...

    Authors: Marcin Mickiewicz, Michał Czopowicz, Ewelina Kawecka-Grochocka, Agata Moroz, Olga Szaluś-Jordanow, Marián Várady, Alżbeta Königová, Marina Spinu, Paweł Górski, Emilia Bagnicka and Jarosław Kaba

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:270

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  26. There is a lack of information regarding the CT appearance of sternal lymph nodes in dogs. This retrospective anatomic study was aimed to describe the general appearance of sternal lymph nodes in healthy dogs.

    Authors: Ladislav Stehlík, Hana Vitulová, Francesco Simeoni, Pavel Proks and Massimo Vignoli

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:269

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  27. Although salmonellosis is considered one of the most important food-borne zoonotic diseases in Europe, close contact between dogs and their owners can also be a potential source of Salmonella spp. for humans. Thi...

    Authors: E. Bataller, E. García-Romero, L. Llobat, V. Lizana and E. Jiménez-Trigos

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:268

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  28. Antibiotics have long been the first line of defense to prevent Escherichia coli infections, but they have lost their potency since bacteria have grown increasingly resistant to treatment. The present research ai...

    Authors: Mohammad Jahantigh, Keyvan Samadi, Reza Esmaeelzadeh Dizaji and Saeed Salari

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:267

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  29. Little is known on significance, diversity and characteristics of gut E. coli in goats despite their importance as food animals globally. We characterized the temporal dynamics in diversity of E. coli in fecal sa...

    Authors: Eunice Ndegwa, Aber Alahmde, Chyer Kim, Paul Kaseloo and Dahlia O’Brien

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:266

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  30. Dysfunction of endothelial cells and vascular system is one of the most important pathological changes of porcine circovirus disease (PCVD) caused by porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2). PCV2-infected endothelial...

    Authors: Fengyang Shi, Qiuming Li, Shiyu Liu, Fengying Liu, Jianfang Wang, Defeng Cui, Xiaolin Hou, Shuanghai Zhou, Yonghong Zhang and Huanrong Li

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:265

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  31. Neonatal diarrhea remains one of the main causes of morbi-mortality in dairy calves under artificial rearing. It is often caused by infectious agents of viral, bacterial, or parasitic origin. Cows vaccination ...

    Authors: Celina Guadalupe Vega, Marina Bok, Maren Ebinger, Lucía Alejandra Rocha, Alejandra Antonella Rivolta, Valeria González Thomas, Pilar Muntadas, Ricardo D’Aloia, Verónica Pinto, Viviana Parreño and Andrés Wigdorovitz

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:264

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  32. The left atrium (LA) is an important prognostic parameter in cardiac pathologies of cats. Its size is currently measured in one-dimensional methods, while human medicine considers two- and three-dimensional ec...

    Authors: Janina Rauch, Michael Fehr, Martin Beyerbach and Stephan O. Hungerbuehler

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:263

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  33. Following myocardial infarction (MI), we aimed to characterize morphometric and genetic changes in extracellular matrix (ECM) components from ischemia onset until late phases after coronary reperfusion in necr...

    Authors: Cesar Rios-Navarro, Maria Ortega, Victor Marcos-Garces, Jose Gavara, Elena de Dios, Nerea Perez-Sole, Francisco J. Chorro, Vicente Bodi and Amparo Ruiz-Sauri

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:262

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  34. Bacillus anthracis is the causative agent of anthrax, a disease of both humans and various animal species, and can be used as a bioterror agent. Effective vaccines are available, but those could benefit from impr...

    Authors: Yeonsu Oh, Jung Ae Kim, Chang-Hwan Kim, Soo-Keun Choi and Jae-Gu Pan

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:259

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  35. It has been demonstrated that swine waste is an important reservoir for resistant genes. Moreover, the bacteria carrying resistant genes and originating from swine feces and wastewater could spread to the exte...

    Authors: Ping Cheng, Yuqi Yang, Fulei Li, Xiaoting Li, Haibin Liu, Saqib Ali Fazilani, Wenxin Guo, Guofeng Xu and Xiuying Zhang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:258

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  36. Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis (SE) is one of the food-borne pathogenic bacteria, which affects poultry production and poses severe threat to human health. The correlation of immune system and metabolism...

    Authors: Yuanmei Wang, Xiuxiu Miao, Huilong Li, Pengcheng Su, Lili Lin, Liying Liu and Xianyao Li

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:257

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  37. Left ventricular noncompaction (LVNC) is a rare form of cardiomyopathy currently described in humans and cats. It consists of a spongy myocardium characterized by prominent trabeculation and deep recesses invo...

    Authors: Maria Vilcu, Iuliu Scurtu, Dan G. Ohad, Ionel Papuc, Laura Scurtu and Flaviu Tabaran

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:255

    Content type: Case Report

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  38. Gut microbiota play important roles in their co-evolution with mammals. However, little is understood about gut bacterial community of Tibetan sheep compared with other sheep breeds. In this study, we investig...

    Authors: Jianjun Chang, Xiaoting Yao, Chenxiang Zuo, Yuxu Qi, Dekun Chen and Wentao Ma

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:254

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  39. Newcastle disease (ND) causes severe economic losses in poultry industry worldwide. Egyptian poultry industry suffered from severe economic losses since the isolation of Velogenic Newcastle disease virus (vNDV...

    Authors: Hatem S. Abd El-Hamid, Manal E. Shafi, Najah M. Albaqami, Hany F. Ellakany, Naglaa M. Abdelaziz, Mohamed N. Abdelaziz, Mohamed E. Abd El-Hack, Ayman E. Taha, Khalid M. Alanazi and Ahmed R. Elbestawy

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:253

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  40. Staphylococcus argenteus is a new specie positive coagulase staphylococci. We investigate the presence of S. argenteus in isolates previously classified as S. aureus, obtained from the milk of cows with mastitis ...

    Authors: Bruna F. Rossi, Érika C. R. Bonsaglia, Ivana G. Castilho, Stéfani T. A. Dantas, Hélio Langoni, José C. F. Pantoja, Ary Fernandes Júnior, Juliano L. Gonçalves, Marcos V. Santos, Rinaldo A. Mota and Vera L. M. Rall

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:252

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  41. Mycoplasma bovis is an important pathogen for the cattle industry worldwide causing significant economic losses. Several transmission routes, including those related to reproduction, have been described. Indeed, ...

    Authors: A. García-Galán, C. De la Fe, J. Gomis, E. Bataller, A. Sánchez, J. J. Quereda, E. García-Roselló and A. Gómez-Martín

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:251

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  42. Castration of the stallion is one of the most frequently performed surgical procedures in the horse. Recently barbed suture materials for surgical wound closure were introduced to the market with manufacturers...

    Authors: Ditte Marie Top Adler, Stine Østergaard, Elin Jørgensen and Stine Jacobsen

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:250

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  43. Porcine circovirus type 3 (PCV3) has been an emerging porcine virus spread around the world. The conserved DNA sequence of PCV3 enabled good performance in molecular biological assays.

    Authors: Lin Yuan, Yingyi Liu, Yana Chen, Xiaoxue Gu, Hao Dong, Shuo Zhang, Tao Han, Zhi Zhou, Xiaohui Song and Chuanbin Wang

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:249

    Content type: Methodology article

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  44. Fungal infection of animals or humans are common all over the world. Some of microorganisms like fungi, exist on the skin and can be transmitted onto other individuals, other animal species or even humans and ...

    Authors: Bożena Dworecka-Kaszak, Małgorzata J. Biegańska and Iwona Dąbrowska

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:248

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  45. Long-acting local anaesthetics (e.g. bupivacaine hydrochloride) or sustained-release formulations of bupivacaine (e.g. liposomal bupivacaine) may be neurotoxic when applied in the setting of diabetic neuropath...

    Authors: Liljana Markova, Nejc Umek, Simon Horvat, Admir Hadžić, Max Kuroda, Tatjana Stopar Pintarič, Vesna Mrak and Erika Cvetko

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:247

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  46. As a co-receptor for fibroblast growth factor 23, klotho plays a pivotal role in phosphate metabolism. The kidney is known to be the main source of soluble alpha-klotho and the principal regulator of its conce...

    Authors: Hong jae Yi, Jong bok Lee, Kyu pil Lee, Ye-In Oh, Kun ho Song and Kyoung won Seo

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2020 16:246

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