Serum proteinogram in mules naturally infected by the Burkholderia mallei

Authors

  • Rinaldo Aparecido Mota Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Departamento de Medicina Veterinária, Dois Irmãos, PE
  • Silvana Suely Assis Rabelo Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Departamento de Medicina Veterinária, Dois Irmãos, PE
  • Arildo Pinto da Cunha Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Departamento de Medicina Veterinária, Dois Irmãos, PE
  • José Wilton Pinheiro Júnior Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Departamento de Medicina Veterinária, Dois Irmãos, PE
  • Eneida Willcox Rego Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Departamento de Medicina Veterinária, Dois Irmãos, PE
  • Pierre Castro Soares Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Departamento de Medicina Veterinária, Dois Irmãos, PE
  • Vera Lúcia Araújo de Oliveira Fundação de Hematologia e Hemoterapia do Estado de Pernambuco
  • Maria Iracy Buarque de Valença Fundação de Hematologia e Hemoterapia do Estado de Pernambuco

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.bjvras.2007.26643

Keywords:

Mules, Glanders, Serum proteins

Abstract

The Burkholderia mallei is the causing bacterium of glanders, illness of high morbidity and lethality for the equides, and also one zoonosis. Recently diagnostic in the Pernambuco and Alagoas States/Brazil, it comes decimating populations of equides in the Zone of Forest Region of these states, causing great damages to the sugar cane plantation activity that it uses such animals as traction. The objective this work was to investigate the proteins alterations caused by glanders. Had been studied ninety adult mules, of different races, destined to the work, proceeding from the sugar cane plantation region, Zone of Forest, in the Pernambuco State/Brazil. These were divided in three groups: G1: thirty animals with negative serology for glanders; G2: thirty animals with positive serology for glanders and without apparent symptoms and G3: thirty animals with positive serology for glanders and with apparent symptoms. The gotten results, referring the medium of the parameters studied respectively for G1, G2 and G3 had been: total serum protein 7.33; 7.73 and 7.46g/dl; albumin 2.57; 2.43 and 1.81g/dl; globulins 4.37; 4.86 and 5.64g/dl; albumin/globulins ratio 0.55; 0.47 and 0.34g/dl; alpha-globulin 1.06; 1.33 and 1.33g/dl; beta-globulin 1.10; 1.21 and 1.80g/dl and gamma-globulin 2.21; 2.32 and 2.51g/dl. It is concluded that the variations for the studied parameters were significant; the increase of the globulins characterizes an antigenic stimulus in the sick animals, as well as an inversion in the albumin/globulins ratio for the animals with apparent clinic in relation to the excessively animal ones. These findings could be considered in the diagnosis, prognostic and in future research that they aim at to study forms of immunization against this illness.

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2007-04-01

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Mota RA, Rabelo SSA, Cunha AP da, Pinheiro Júnior JW, Rego EW, Soares PC, et al. Serum proteinogram in mules naturally infected by the Burkholderia mallei. Braz. J. Vet. Res. Anim. Sci. [Internet]. 2007 Apr. 1 [cited 2024 Apr. 21];44(2):69-76. Available from: https://www.revistas.usp.br/bjvras/article/view/26643