Affiliation: Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Location: North Grafton, MA, USA
Morton L, Sanecki R, Gordon D, Sopiarz R, Bell J, Sakas P. Juvenile renal disease in miniature schnauzer dogs. Vet Pathol. 1990;27:455-8 pubmed
Brenner O, de Lahunta A, Summers B, Cummings J, Cooper B, Valentine B, et al
. Hereditary polioencephalomyelopathy of the Australian cattle dog. Acta Neuropathol. 1997;94:54-66 pubmed
..An inherited biochemical defect, possibly mitochondrial, is proposed as the cause. Selected conditions with a bilateral and symmetrical distribution affecting the gray matter of domestic animals are summarized. ..
Oberbauer A, Bell J, Belanger J, Famula T. Genetic evaluation of Addison's disease in the Portuguese Water Dog. BMC Vet Res. 2006;2:15 pubmed
Whiteley M, Bell J, Rothman D. Novel allelic variants in the canine cyclooxgenase-2 (Cox-2) promoter are associated with renal dysplasia in dogs. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e16684 pubmed publisher
Keller G, Dziuk E, Bell J. How the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) is tackling inherited disorders in the USA: using hip and elbow dysplasia as examples. Vet J. 2011;189:197-202 pubmed publisher
..Disorders with complex inheritance respond best to selection based on depth (ancestors) and breadth (siblings) of pedigree health test results. This information can be derived from vertical pedigrees generated on the OFA website. ..
Urkasemsin G, Linder K, Bell J, de Lahunta A, Olby N. Mapping of Purkinje neuron loss and polyglucosan body accumulation in hereditary cerebellar degeneration in Scottish terriers. Vet Pathol. 2012;49:852-9 pubmed publisher
..This study demonstrates significant Purkinje cell loss and increased polyglucosan bodies in the cerebellum of affected Scottish Terriers. ..
Ito D, Endicott M, Jubala C, Helm K, Burnett R, Husbands B, et al
. A tumor-related lymphoid progenitor population supports hierarchical tumor organization in canine B-cell lymphoma. J Vet Intern Med. 2011;25:890-6 pubmed publisher
..These findings have the potential to impact not only the understanding of lymphoma pathogenesis but also the development of lymphoma therapies by providing novel targets for therapy. ..
de Lahunta A, Fenner W, Indrieri R, Mellick P, Gardner S, Bell J. Hereditary cerebellar cortical abiotrophy in the Gordon Setter. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1980;177:538-41 pubmed
Steinberg H, Van Winkle T, Bell J, de Lahunta A. Cerebellar degeneration in Old English Sheepdogs. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2000;217:1162-5 pubmed
..49%. Results of our study indicate that a slowly progressing late-onset form of cerebellar degeneration develops in OESD, and the mode of inheritance is by an autosomal recessive gene. ..