Affiliation: University of Zurich
Borel N, Doherr M, Vretou E, Psarrou E, Thoma R, Pospischil A. [Ovine enzootic abortion: seroprevalence in Switzerland using a competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (cELISA)]. Schweiz Arch Tierheilkd. 2002;144:474-82 pubmed
..Higher sensitivity (92.9%) and specificity (97.6%) than the complement fixation test (CFT) in combination with testing of pooled sera makes the cELISA to be an usuable tool for serological screening on flock level. ..
Borel N, Doherr M, Vretou E, Psarrou E, Thoma R, Pospischil A. Seroprevalences for ovine enzootic abortion in Switzerland. Prev Vet Med. 2004;65:205-16 pubmed
..The cELISA in combination with testing pooled sera and statistical methods for true prevalence estimation provided a good survey tool at lower costs and time when compared to other approaches...
Borel N, Sachse K, Rassbach A, Bruckner L, Vretou E, Psarrou E, et al
. Ovine enzootic abortion (OEA): antibody response in vaccinated sheep compared to naturally infected sheep. Vet Res Commun. 2005;29 Suppl 1:151-6 pubmed
Borel N, Thoma R, Spaeni P, Weilenmann R, Teankum K, Brugnera E, et al
. Chlamydia-related abortions in cattle from Graubunden, Switzerland. Vet Pathol. 2006;43:702-8 pubmed
..The significance of chlamydia-like isolates other than Waddlia chondrophila remains an open question in abortion and needs further investigation...
Borel N, Mukhopadhyay S, Kaiser C, Sullivan E, Miller R, Timms P, et al
. Tissue MicroArray (TMA) analysis of normal and persistent Chlamydophila pneumoniae infection. BMC Infect Dis. 2006;6:152 pubmed
..Chlamydophila pneumoniae infection has been implicated as a potential risk factor for atherosclerosis, however the mechanism leading to persistent infection and its role in the disease process remains to be elucidated...
Borel N, Summersgill J, Mukhopadhyay S, Miller R, Ramirez J, Pospischil A. Evidence for persistent Chlamydia pneumoniae infection of human coronary atheromas. Atherosclerosis. 2008;199:154-61 pubmed
..In the current study, we demonstrated the presence of aberrant bodies of C. pneumoniae in vivo in archival coronary atheromatous heart tissues by the immunogold electron microscopy technique...