Precision-Cut Bovine Udder Slices (PCBUS) as an in-vitro-model of an early phase of infection of bovine mastitis [post]

Viviane Filor, Monique Petry, Jessica Meißner, Manfred Kietzmann
2020 unpublished
Background: The aim of this study was the establishment of precision-cut bovine udder slices (PCBUS) as an in-vitro -model to investigate pathophysiological processes in the early phase of mastitis in order to have the possibility to investigate new therapeutic approaches for the treatment of such udder inflammation in later studies. Furthermore, this model should contribute to substitute in-vivo -experiments. Bovine mastitis is one of the most common and costly infectious diseases in the dairy
more » ... seases in the dairy industry, which is largely associated with the use of antimicrobial agents. Given this problem of antimicrobial resistance, it is essential to step up research into bacterial infectious diseases. Thus, the transfer of the in-vitro -model of precision-cut tissue slices to the bovine udder enables broad research into new therapeutic approaches in this area and can also be used to address issues in basic research or the characterization of complex pathophysiological processes. Results: A stimulation with LPS, PGN or the combination of both substances (LPS:PGN) demonstrated the ability of the PCBUS to react with a significant secretion of IL-1ß, TNF-α and PGE 2 . Conclusion: The slices represent an instrument for investigating pharmacological interactions with udder tissue, which can be useful for studies on pharmacological questions and the understanding of complex pathophysiological processes of infection and inflammation.
doi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-51086/v3 fatcat:iskkrglznbbgjnyvuaidiem7hm