mink

Summary

Summary: Carnivores of genus Mustela of the family MUSTELIDAE. The European mink, which has white upper and lower lips, was widely trapped for commercial purposes and is classified as endangered. The American mink, lacking a white upper lip, is farmed commercially.

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  1. Hamir A, Kunkle R, Miller J, Richt J. Second passage of sheep scrapie and transmissible mink encephalopathy (TME) agents in raccoons (Procyon lotor). Vet Pathol. 2005;42:844-51 pubmed
    To determine the transmissibility and pathogenicity of sheep scrapie and transmissible mink encephalopathy (TME) agents derived from raccoons (first passage), raccoon kits were inoculated intracerebrally with either TME (one source) or ..
  2. Zohari S, Metreveli G, Kiss I, Belak S, Berg M. Full genome comparison and characterization of avian H10 viruses with different pathogenicity in Mink (Mustela vison) reveals genetic and functional differences in the non-structural gene. Virol J. 2010;7:145 pubmed publisher
    The unique property of some avian H10 viruses, particularly the ability to cause severe disease in mink without prior adaptation, enabled our study...
  3. Basu N, Scheuhammer A, Rouvinen Watt K, Grochowina N, Evans R, O Brien M, et al. Decreased N-methyl-D-aspartic acid (NMDA) receptor levels are associated with mercury exposure in wild and captive mink. Neurotoxicology. 2007;28:587-93 pubmed
    ..Here, we investigated NMDA receptor levels, as determined by [(3)H]-MK801 binding, in both wild and captive mink (Mustela vison) that experienced different levels of methylmercury (MeHg) exposure...
  4. Salo P, Nordström M, Thomson R, Korpimäki E. Risk induced by a native top predator reduces alien mink movements. J Anim Ecol. 2008;77:1092-8 pubmed publisher
    ..native top predator, Haliaeetus albicilla (white-tailed sea eagle), on the movements of Mustela vison (American mink), an alien predator in Europe...
  5. Nanua S, Yoshimura F. Mink epithelial cell killing by pathogenic murine leukemia viruses involves endoplasmic reticulum stress. J Virol. 2004;78:12071-4 pubmed
    We previously demonstrated that mink cells undergo apoptosis after MCF13 murine leukemia virus (MLV) infection...
  6. Zhang F, Wang L, Yang Z, Liu Z, Yue W. Value of mink vomit model in study of anti-emetic drugs. World J Gastroenterol. 2006;12:1300-2 pubmed
    ..018). Immunohistologic result showed that 5-HT released from enterochromaffin cells (EC cells) was involved in vomiting mechanism. Mink vomit model has a great value in studying the vomiting mechanism and screening new antiemetic drugs.
  7. Basu N, Klenavic K, Gamberg M, O Brien M, Evans D, Scheuhammer A, et al. Effects of mercury on neurochemical receptor-binding characteristics in wild mink. Environ Toxicol Chem. 2005;24:1444-50 pubmed
    Piscivorous wildlife, such as mink (Mustela vison), routinely are exposed to mercury (Hg) in their natural environment at levels that may cause adverse behavioral outcomes...
  8. Yang B, Wang F, Zhang S, Xu G, Wen Y, Li J, et al. Complete genome sequence of a mink calicivirus in China. J Virol. 2012;86:13835 pubmed publisher
    We report the complete genome sequence of a novel calicivirus isolated from a diseased mink in China. The complete viral genome is approximately 8.4 kb in length and consists of three open reading frames...
  9. Hirata H, Ishinabe S, Jinnai M, Asakawa M, Ishihara C. Molecular characterization and phylogenetic analysis of Babesia sp. NV-1 detected from wild American Mink ( Neovison vison ) in Hokkaido, Japan. J Parasitol. 2013;99:350-2 pubmed publisher
    ..The present study aimed to detect the presence of Babesia sp. in 13 American mink from Hokkaido, Japan...

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  1. Blankenship A, Kay D, Zwiernik M, Holem R, Newsted J, Hecker M, et al. Toxicity reference values for mink exposed to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) equivalents (TEQs). Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2008;69:325-49 pubmed
    Dietary and tissue residue-based toxicity reference values (TRVs) were derived for mink from the published results of studies in which mink were exposed to polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), dibenzofurans (PCDFs), biphenyls (PCBs),..
  2. Martin P, Mayne G, Bursian F, Tomy G, Palace V, Pekarik C, et al. Immunotoxicity of the commercial polybrominated diphenyl ether mixture DE-71 in ranch mink (Mustela vison). Environ Toxicol Chem. 2007;26:988-97 pubmed
    ..The present study was undertaken to examine the immunological effects of a commercial PBDE mixture in ranch mink (Mustela vison)...
  3. Kiik K, Maran T, Nagl A, Ashford K, Tammaru T. The causes of the low breeding success of European mink (Mustela lutreola) in captivity. Zoo Biol. 2013;32:387-93 pubmed publisher
    ..This is also the case for critically endangered European mink and may jeopardize the long-term maintenance of the species' genetic diversity under the European mink EEP Program...
  4. Rose J, Hunt J, Shelton J, Wyler S, Mecham D. The effects of estradiol and catecholestrogens on uterine glycogen metabolism in mink (Neovison vison). Theriogenology. 2011;75:857-66 pubmed publisher
    ..Using ovariectomized mink, our objectives were to determine the effects of estradiol, 4-OHE2, and 2-OHE2 on uterine: 1) glycogen ..
  5. Díez León M, Bowman J, Bursian S, Filion H, Galicia D, Kanefsky J, et al. Environmentally enriched male mink gain more copulations than stereotypic, barren-reared competitors. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e80494 pubmed publisher
    ..Under these captive conditions, in a range of species including giant pandas, black-footed ferrets, and European mink, male reproductive abilities are often poor...
  6. Blomström A, Widén F, Hammer A, Belak S, Berg M. Detection of a novel astrovirus in brain tissue of mink suffering from shaking mink syndrome by use of viral metagenomics. J Clin Microbiol. 2010;48:4392-6 pubmed publisher
    In 2000, farmed mink kits in Denmark were affected by a neurological disorder. The characteristic clinical signs included shaking, staggering gait, and ataxia...
  7. Salomonsen C, Themudo G, Jelsbak L, Molin S, Høiby N, Hammer A. Typing of Pseudomonas aeruginosa from hemorrhagic pneumonia in mink (Neovison vison). Vet Microbiol. 2013;163:103-9 pubmed publisher
    Hemorrhagic pneumonia in mink (Neovison vison) is caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa and is an acute and fatal disease in farmed mink...
  8. Anistoroaei R, ten Hallers B, Nefedov M, Christensen K, de Jong P. Construction of an American mink bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) library and sequencing candidate genes important for the fur industry. BMC Genomics. 2011;12:354 pubmed publisher
    ..the construction and characterization of the CHORI-231 BAC library constructed from a Danish-farmed, male American mink (Neovison vison)...
  9. Bursian S, Sharma C, Aulerich R, Yamini B, Mitchell R, Orazio C, et al. Dietary exposure of mink (Mustela vison) to fish from the housatonic river, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA: effects on reproduction, kit growth, and survival. Environ Toxicol Chem. 2006;25:1533-40 pubmed
    We evaluated the effects of feeding farm-raised mink (Mustela vison) diets containing polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB)-contaminated fish from the Housatonic River (HR; Berkshire County, MA, USA) on adult reproductive performance and kit ..
  10. Gagnon C, Spearman G, Hamel A, Godson D, Fortin A, Fontaine G, et al. Characterization of a Canadian mink H3N2 influenza A virus isolate genetically related to triple reassortant swine influenza virus. J Clin Microbiol. 2009;47:796-9 pubmed publisher
    In 2007, an H3N2 influenza A virus was isolated from Canadian mink. This virus was found to be phylogenetically related to a triple reassortant influenza virus which emerged in Canadian swine in 2005, but it is antigenically distinct...
  11. Nieminen P, Käkelä R, Pyykönen T, Mustonen A. Selective fatty acid mobilization in the American mink (Mustela vison) during food deprivation. Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol. 2006;145:81-93 pubmed
    ..As a result, minks are able to preserve a low melting point and fluidity of the subcutaneous fat depots, which would be essential to a Northern semi-aquatic mammal. ..
  12. Borodin P, Basheva E, Zhelezova A. Immunocytological analysis of meiotic recombination in the American mink (Mustela vison). Anim Genet. 2009;40:235-8 pubmed publisher
    ..we estimated the total length of the genetic map, the recombination rate and crossover distribution in the American mink (Mustela vison)...
  13. Hynes A, Rouvinen Watt K. Monitoring blood glucose levels in female mink during the reproductive cycle: 1. Prevention of hyperglycemia during the nursing period. Can J Vet Res. 2007;71:241-8 pubmed
    Nursing sickness, the largest cause of death in female adult mink, is a metabolic disorder characterized by hyperglycemia...
  14. Vlasova A, Halpin R, Wang S, Ghedin E, Spiro D, Saif L. Molecular characterization of a new species in the genus Alphacoronavirus associated with mink epizootic catarrhal gastroenteritis. J Gen Virol. 2011;92:1369-79 pubmed publisher
    A coronavirus (CoV) previously shown to be associated with catarrhal gastroenteritis in mink (Mustela vison) was identified by electron microscopy in mink faeces from two fur farms in Wisconsin and Minnesota in 1998...
  15. Jensen T, Christensen L, Chriel M, Uttenthal A, Hammer A. Implementation and validation of a sensitive PCR detection method in the eradication campaign against Aleutian mink disease virus. J Virol Methods. 2011;171:81-5 pubmed publisher
    Aleutian mink disease virus (AMDV) is a severe progressive disease causing multiple different clinical syndromes in mink. In Denmark, the disease is notifiable and under official control...
  16. Becker L, Nieberg C, Jahreis K, Peters E. MHC class II variation in the endangered European mink Mustela lutreola (L. 1761)--consequences for species conservation. Immunogenetics. 2009;61:281-8 pubmed publisher
    ..seriously decreased population density during the last century, the current population of the endangered European mink (Mustela lutreola, L. 1761) has suffered from geographic isolation...
  17. Liberski P, Sikorska B, Guiroy D, Bessen R. Transmissible mink encephalopathy - review of the etiology of a rare prion disease. Folia Neuropathol. 2009;47:195-204 pubmed
    We review here the history, neuropathology, clinical picture and molecular data on transmissible mink encephalopathy (TME)...
  18. Sørby R, Espenes A, Landsverk T, Westermark G. Rapid induction of experimental AA amyloidosis in mink by intravenous injection of amyloid enhancing factor. Amyloid. 2008;15:20-8 pubmed publisher
    Studies of amyloid enhancing factor (AEF)-induced amyloidosis are commonly performed in mice. In mink, earlier studies of amyloid A (AA) amyloidosis showed that the predeposition phase was highly variable...
  19. Farid A, Zillig M, Finley G, Smith G. Prevalence of the Aleutian mink disease virus infection in Nova Scotia, Canada. Prev Vet Med. 2012;106:332-8 pubmed publisher
    Despite many years of testing mink for serum antibodies against the Aleutian mink disease virus (AMDV) by counterimmunoelectrophoresis (CIEP) and elimination of reactors, this virus has remained the number one disease threat for the mink ..
  20. Zhao J, Yan X, Chai X, Martella V, Luo G, Zhang H, et al. Phylogenetic analysis of the haemagglutinin gene of canine distemper virus strains detected from breeding foxes, raccoon dogs and minks in China. Vet Microbiol. 2010;140:34-42 pubmed publisher
    ..Whether the diversity between wild-type CDVs and the vaccine strains may affect, to some extent, the efficacy of the vaccines deserves further investigations...
  21. Wang J, Cheng S, Yi L, Cheng Y, Yang S, Xu H, et al. Evidence for natural recombination between mink enteritis virus and canine parvovirus. Virol J. 2012;9:252 pubmed publisher
    A virus was isolated from mink showing clinical and pathological signs of enteritis in China...
  22. Huang Q, Luo Y, Cheng F, Best S, Bloom M, Qiu J. Molecular characterization of the small nonstructural proteins of parvovirus Aleutian mink disease virus (AMDV) during infection. Virology. 2014;452-453:23-31 pubmed publisher
    Aleutian mink disease virus (AMDV) is the only member in genus Amdovirus of the family Parvoviridae...
  23. Mayack D. Hepatic mercury, cadmium, and lead in mink and otter from New York State: monitoring environmental contamination. Environ Monit Assess. 2012;184:2497-516 pubmed publisher
    ..American mink (Neovison vison) and river otter (Lontra canadensis) have the potential to serve as an upper-level-consumer ..
  24. Michaux J, Hardy O, Justy F, Fournier P, Kranz A, Cabria M, et al. Conservation genetics and population history of the threatened European mink Mustela lutreola, with an emphasis on the west European population. Mol Ecol. 2005;14:2373-88 pubmed
    ..The endangered European mink lives now in at least three well-separated populations in northeast, southeast and west Europe...
  25. Anistoroaei R, Krogh A, Christensen K. A frameshift mutation in the LYST gene is responsible for the Aleutian color and the associated Chédiak-Higashi syndrome in American mink. Anim Genet. 2013;44:178-83 pubmed publisher
    One of the colors of mink is Aleutian (aa)-a specific gun-metal gray pigmentation of the fur-commonly used in combination with other color loci to generate popular colors such as Violet (aammpp) and Sapphire (aapp)...
  26. Zalewski A, Piertney S, Zalewska H, Lambin X. Landscape barriers reduce gene flow in an invasive carnivore: geographical and local genetic structure of American mink in Scotland. Mol Ecol. 2009;18:1601-15 pubmed publisher
    ..We investigated the genetic structure of invasive American mink (Neovison vison) in Scotland, and incorporated landscape genetic approaches to examine resultant patterns in ..
  27. Omtvedt L, Wien T, Myran T, Sletten K, Husby G. Serum amyloid P component in mink, a non-glycosylated protein with affinity for phosphorylethanolamine and phosphorylcholine. Amyloid. 2004;11:101-8 pubmed
    Experimental AA amyloidosis in the mink is used as a model for the amyloid disease process. In that context it is important to characterize the different proteins involved in the amyloid formation...
  28. Beckett K, Millsap S, Blankenship A, Zwiernik M, Giesy J, Bursian S. Squamous epithelial lesion of the mandibles and maxillae of wild mink (Mustela vison) naturally exposed to polychlorinated biphenyls. Environ Toxicol Chem. 2005;24:674-7 pubmed
    ..b>Mink (Mustela vison) are a naturally occurring predator in this area and also a species of concern because of their ..
  29. Farid A, Rupasinghe P, Mitchell J, Rouvinen Watt K. A survey of Aleutian mink disease virus infection of feral American mink in Nova Scotia. Can Vet J. 2010;51:75-7 pubmed
    Spleen samples from 14 mink that were trapped in 4 counties of Nova Scotia were tested for the presence of the Aleutian mink disease virus (AMDV) by polymerase chain reaction...
  30. Basu N, Scheuhammer A, Bursian S, Elliott J, Rouvinen Watt K, Chan H. Mink as a sentinel species in environmental health. Environ Res. 2007;103:130-44 pubmed
    ..Here we discuss the use of mink (Mustela vison) as a sentinel organism by reviewing the pertinent literature from exposure- and effects-based ..
  31. Pedersen K, Hammer A, Sørensen C, Heuer O. Usage of antimicrobials and occurrence of antimicrobial resistance among bacteria from mink. Vet Microbiol. 2009;133:115-22 pubmed publisher
    The usage of antimicrobials for treatment of mink and the occurrence of antimicrobial resistance among the most important bacterial pathogens in mink was investigated...
  32. Marcaccini A, Lopez Peña M, Quiroga M, Bermúdez R, Nieto J, Aleman N. Pseudorabies virus infection in mink: a host-specific pathogenesis. Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 2008;124:264-73 pubmed publisher
    ..The neuropathology elicited by PRV is quite consistent regardless of the host with the only exception of mink, in which it is characterized by a vasculopathy rather than by an encephalitis...
  33. Beckett K, Yamini B, Bursian S. The effects of 3,3',4,4',5-pentachlorobiphenyl (PCB 126) on mink (Mustela vison) reproduction and kit survivability and growth. Arch Environ Contam Toxicol. 2008;54:123-9 pubmed
    ..to 3,3'4,4',5-pentachlorobiphenyl (PCB 126) would have an adverse effect on the reproductive performance of female mink (Mustela vison) and survivability and growth of their kits...
  34. Kukekova A, Vorobieva N, Beklemisheva V, Johnson J, Temnykh S, Yudkin D, et al. Chromosomal mapping of canine-derived BAC clones to the red fox and American mink genomes. J Hered. 2009;100 Suppl 1:S42-53 pubmed publisher
    ..The further possibility of using canine BAC clones to map genes in the American mink (Mustela vison) genome was also explored...
  35. Bowman J, Kidd A, Martin P, McDaniel T, Nituch L, Schulte Hostedde A. Testing for bias in a sentinel species: contaminants in free-ranging domestic, wild, and hybrid mink. Environ Res. 2012;112:77-82 pubmed publisher
    Sentinel species are important tools for studies of biodiversity and environmental health. The American mink (Neovison vison) has long been considered a sentinel of environmental contamination, since the species is known to be sensitive ..
  36. Matthiesen C, Blache D, Thomsen P, Hansen N, Tauson A. Effect of late gestation low protein supply to mink (Mustela vison) dams on reproductive performance and metabolism of dam and offspring. Arch Anim Nutr. 2010;64:56-76 pubmed publisher
    ..been investigated intensively in various animals in recent years, but to the best of our knowledge, not yet in the mink, a strict carnivore. In the present study, minks were fed either a low-protein (LP) diet, i.e...
  37. Meagher R, Mason G. Environmental enrichment reduces signs of boredom in caged mink. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e49180 pubmed publisher
    ..We tested the hypotheses that mink, a model carnivore, experience more boredom, depression-like apathy, or anhedonia in non-enriched (NE) cages than ..
  38. Cabria M, Michaux J, Gómez Moliner B, Skumatov D, Maran T, Fournier P, et al. Bayesian analysis of hybridization and introgression between the endangered european mink (Mustela lutreola) and the polecat (Mustela putorius). Mol Ecol. 2011;20:1176-90 pubmed publisher
    ..hybridization and genetic introgression between two sympatric sister species of mustelids, the endangered European mink (Mustela lutreola) and the more abundant polecat (M. putorius)...
  39. Jensen T, Christensen L, Chriel M, Harslund J, Salomonsen C, Hammer A. High prevalence of Aleutian mink disease virus in free-ranging mink on a remote Danish island. J Wildl Dis. 2012;48:497-502 pubmed
    Aleutian mink disease virus (AMDV) causes severe disease in farmed mink (Neovison vison) worldwide. In Denmark, AMDV in farmed mink has been confined to the northern part of the mainland since 2002...
  40. Anistoroaei R, Ansari S, Farid A, Benkel B, Karlskov Mortensen P, Christensen K. An extended anchored linkage map and virtual mapping for the American mink genome based on homology to human and dog. Genomics. 2009;94:204-10 pubmed publisher
    In this report we present an extended linkage map of the American mink (Neovison vison) consisting of 157 microsatellite markers and comprising at least one linkage group for each of the autosomes...
  41. Zhang S, Bursian S, Martin P, Chan H, Martin J. Dietary accumulation, disposition, and metabolism of technical pentabrominated diphenyl ether (de-71) in pregnant mink (Mustela vison) and their offspring. Environ Toxicol Chem. 2008;27:1184-93 pubmed publisher
    ..As part of a larger study examining the effects of PBDEs on mink (Mustela vison) reproduction and development, we examined congener-specific tissue distribution, maternal transfer, ..
  42. Dietz H, Chriel M, Andersen T, Jørgensen J, Torpdahl M, Pedersen H, et al. Outbreak of Salmonella Dublin-associated abortion in Danish fur farms. Can Vet J. 2006;47:1201-5 pubmed
    Outbreaks of Salmonella Dublin infections were recorded in 25 Danish mink and fox farms...
  43. Hynes A, Rouvinen Watt K. Monitoring blood glucose levels in female mink during the reproductive cycle: 2. Effects of short-term fish oil, chromium picolinate, and acetylsalicylic acid supplementation during late lactation. Can J Vet Res. 2007;71:249-55 pubmed
    b>Mink nursing sickness is a metabolic disorder characterized by hyperglycemia that is similar to the metabolic syndrome associated with type 2, or non-insulin-dependent, diabetes mellitus...
  44. Bursian S, Mitchell R, Yamini B, Fitzgerald S, Murphy P, Fernandez G, et al. Efficacy of a commercial mycotoxin binder in alleviating effects of ochratoxin A, fumonisin B1, moniliformin and zearalenone in adult mink. Vet Hum Toxicol. 2004;46:122-9 pubmed
    ..Because cereal grains are important components of ranch mink diets, mycotoxicoses in mink is a potential problem faced by mink ranchers...
  45. Cheng F, Chen A, Best S, Bloom M, Pintel D, Qiu J. The capsid proteins of Aleutian mink disease virus activate caspases and are specifically cleaved during infection. J Virol. 2010;84:2687-96 pubmed publisher
    Aleutian mink disease virus (AMDV) is currently the only known member of the genus Amdovirus in the family Parvoviridae. It is the etiological agent of Aleutian disease of mink...
  46. Kalisińska E, Budis H, Lanocha N, Podlasińska J, Jedrzejewska E, Kosik Bogacka D. Comparison of hepatic and nephric total mercury concentrations between feral and ranch American mink (Neovison vison) from northwestern Poland. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol. 2012;88:802-6 pubmed publisher
    For many years the American mink (Neovison vison) has been used in North America (where it originates from) as a sensitive indirect bioindicator in assessing the degree of mercury (Hg) contamination in terrestrial ecosystems...
  47. Hansen B, Jeppesen L, Berg P. Stereotypic behaviour in farm mink (Neovison vison) can be reduced by selection. J Anim Breed Genet. 2010;127:64-73 pubmed publisher
    ..All types of SB were included in the analyses. Altogether 1484 adult mink females of the brown colour type were assessed for behaviour traits: SB, active or inactive behaviour, staying in ..
  48. Yates D, Mayack D, Munney K, Evers D, Major A, Kaur T, et al. Mercury levels in mink (Mustela vison) and river otter (Lontra canadensis) from northeastern North America. Ecotoxicology. 2005;14:263-74 pubmed
    ..Here we examine regional variation in total mercury (Hg) in brain, liver, and fur from otter and mink collected across New York, New England, and Nova Scotia...
  49. Rouvinen Watt K, Harris L, Dick M, Pal C, Lei S, Mustonen A, et al. Role of hepatic de novo lipogenesis in the development of fasting-induced fatty liver in the American mink (Neovison vison). Br J Nutr. 2012;108:1360-70 pubmed publisher
    American mink (Neovison vison) develop fatty liver quickly in response to food deprivation, which results in preferential mobilisation of n-3 PUFA...
  50. Bursian S, Beckett K, Yamini B, Martin P, Kannan K, Shields K, et al. Assessment of effects in mink caused by consumption of carp collected from the Saginaw River, Michigan, USA. Arch Environ Contam Toxicol. 2006;50:614-23 pubmed
    ..Numerous studies have demonstrated mink (Mustela vison) to be one of the most sensitive species to this group of compounds...
  51. Campbell D, Dallaire J, Mason G. Environmentally enriched rearing environments reduce repetitive perseveration in caged mink, but increase spontaneous alternation. Behav Brain Res. 2013;239:177-87 pubmed publisher
    Studies spanning 15 species (including American mink, Neovison vison) demonstrate that within similarly-housed populations, individuals displaying high levels of stereotypic behaviour (SB) typically show perseverative responding (e.g...
  52. Kidd A, Bowman J, Lesbarreres D, Schulte Hostedde A. Hybridization between escaped domestic and wild American mink (Neovison vison). Mol Ecol. 2009;18:1175-86 pubmed publisher
    ..Wild American mink (Neovison vison) populations may be threatened not only by competition for resources with domestic mink originating ..
  53. Klenavic K, Champoux L, Mike O, Daoust P, Evans R, Evans H. Mercury concentrations in wild mink (Mustela vison) and river otters (Lontra canadensis) collected from eastern and Atlantic Canada: relationship to age and parasitism. Environ Pollut. 2008;156:359-66 pubmed publisher
    Total mercury (Hg) concentrations were measured in the fur, brain and liver of wild mink (Mustela vison) and river otters (Lontra canadensis) collected from eastern and Atlantic Canada...
  54. Dallaire J, Meagher R, Díez León M, Garner J, Mason G. Recurrent perseveration correlates with abnormal repetitive locomotion in adult mink but is not reduced by environmental enrichment. Behav Brain Res. 2011;224:213-22 pubmed publisher
    ..the presence/absence of environmental enrichment, and two types of behavioural disinhibition in farmed American mink, Neovison vison...
  55. Martin P, McDaniel T, Hughes K, Hunter B. Mercury and other heavy metals in free-ranging mink of the lower Great Lakes basin, Canada, 1998-2006. Ecotoxicology. 2011;20:1701-12 pubmed publisher
    Mercury concentrations were examined in livers of free-ranging mink (Neovison vison) trapped in the lower Great Lakes basin from 1998 to 2006...
  56. Anistoroaei R, Fredholm M, Christensen K, Leeb T. Albinism in the American mink (Neovison vison) is associated with a tyrosinase nonsense mutation. Anim Genet. 2008;39:645-8 pubmed publisher
    Albino phenotypes are documented in various species including the American mink. In other species the albino phenotypes are associated with tyrosinase (TYR) gene mutations; therefore TYR was considered the candidate gene for albinism in ..
  57. Lake J, Ryba S, Serbst J, Brown C, Gibson L. Mercury and stable isotopes of carbon and nitrogen in mink. Environ Toxicol Chem. 2007;26:2611-9 pubmed
    Total Hg concentrations and values of stable isotopes (delta(15)N, delta(13)C) in tissues of mink (Mustela vison) captured in Rhode Island (USA) during winters of 1999 to 2004 were statistically distinct based on location...
  58. Lefèvre P, Palin M, Chen G, Turecki G, Murphy B. Polyamines are implicated in the emergence of the embryo from obligate diapause. Endocrinology. 2011;152:1627-39 pubmed publisher
    ..In many carnivores, such as the mink (Neovison vison), obligate diapause characterizes each gestation...
  59. Knuuttila A, Uzcategui N, Kankkonen J, Vapalahti O, Kinnunen P. Molecular epidemiology of Aleutian mink disease virus in Finland. Vet Microbiol. 2009;133:229-38 pubmed publisher
    Aleutian mink disease virus (AMDV) is a parvovirus that causes an immune complex-mediated disease in minks...
  60. Basu N, Scheuhammer A, Rouvinen Watt K, Grochowina N, Klenavic K, Evans R, et al. Methylmercury impairs components of the cholinergic system in captive mink (Mustela vison). Toxicol Sci. 2006;91:202-9 pubmed
    The effects of methylmercury (MeHg) on components of the cholinergic system were evaluated in captive mink (Mustela vison)...
  61. Basu N, Scheuhammer A, Rouvinen Watt K, Evans R, Trudeau V, Chan L. In vitro and whole animal evidence that methylmercury disrupts GABAergic systems in discrete brain regions in captive mink. Comp Biochem Physiol C Toxicol Pharmacol. 2010;151:379-85 pubmed publisher
    ..key components of the GABAergic system were evaluated in discrete brain regions of captive juvenile male American mink (Neovison vison) using in vitro and in vivo (whole animal) experimental approaches...
  62. Rouvinen Watt K, Mustonen A, Conway R, Pal C, Harris L, Saarela S, et al. Rapid development of fasting-induced hepatic lipidosis in the American mink (Neovison vison): effects of food deprivation and re-alimentation on body fat depots, tissue fatty acid profiles, hematology and endocrinology. Lipids. 2010;45:111-28 pubmed publisher
    Hepatic lipidosis is a common pathological finding in the American mink (Neovison vison) and can be caused by nutritional imbalance due to obesity or rapid body weight loss...
  63. Knuuttila A, Aronen P, Saarinen A, Vapalahti O. Development and evaluation of an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay based on recombinant VP2 capsids for the detection of antibodies to Aleutian mink disease virus. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2009;16:1360-5 pubmed publisher
    Aleutian disease (AD), a common infectious disease in farmed minks worldwide, is caused by Aleutian mink disease virus (AMDV)...
  64. Bursian S, Sharma C, Aulerich R, Yamini B, Mitchell R, Beckett K, et al. Dietary exposure of mink (Mustela vison) to fish from the Housatonic River, berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA: effects on organ weights and histology and hepatic concentrations of polychlorinated biphenyls and 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-P-dioxin t. Environ Toxicol Chem. 2006;25:1541-50 pubmed
    The effects of feeding ranch mink (Mustela vison) diets containing polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB)-contaminated fish (88 gold fish [Carassius auratus] weighing a total of 70.3 kg and 16 carp [Cyprinus carpio] weighing a total of 77...
  65. Anistoroaei R, Christensen K. Mapping of the silver gene in mink and its association with the dilution gene in dog. Cytogenet Genome Res. 2007;116:316-8 pubmed
    In mink, recessive and dominant genes carry standard colors from generation to generation but breeding and cross breeding of naturally occurring mutations (color changes) has resulted in farmed animals bearing colors that do not exist in ..
  66. Munir M, Zohari S, Metreveli G, Baule C, Belak S, Berg M. Alleles A and B of non-structural protein 1 of avian influenza A viruses differentially inhibit beta interferon production in human and mink lung cells. J Gen Virol. 2011;92:2111-21 pubmed publisher
    ..Apart from dsRNA signalling, differences were observed in the expression pattern of NS1 in transfected human and mink lung cells...
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    Mercury (total and methyl), cadmium and selenium concentrations were measured in liver, kidney and brain tissue from mink trapped from the Yukon Territory from 2001-2002. None of these metals was found at levels of toxicological concern...
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    Hemorrhagic pneumonia can be a major cause of mortality in farmed mink in the fall. In its classic form, hemorrhagic pneumonia is caused by the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa...
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    ..Simultaneously, a similar virus was also detected in Canadian mink based on partial viral genome sequencing...
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    Transmissible mink encephalopathy (TME) occurs as sporadic outbreaks associated with ingestion of feed presumably contaminated with some type of prion disease...
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    ..Basu, N., Scheuhammer, A.M., Bursian, S.J., Elliott, J., Rouvinen-Watt, K., Chan, H.M., 2007. Mink as a sentinel species in environmental health. Environ. Res...
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    We examined whether female mink with low (LS) and high (HS) occurrence of stereotypic behaviour differ in their adrenocortical activity in baseline conditions or in response to immobilisation (Experiment 1), handling, adrenocorticotropic ..
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    To study the possible role of disease in the decline of endangered European mink (Mustela lutreola), we conducted a survey of antibody prevalence and renal carriage of pathogenic leptospira (Leptospira interrogans sensu lato) using serum ..
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    A rare color variant of the American mink (Neovison vison), discovered on a ranch in Nova Scotia and referred to as the "marbled" variety, carries a distinctive pigment distribution pattern resembling that found in some other ..
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    b>Mink enteritis virus (MEV) causes a highly contagious viral disease of mink with a worldwide distribution. MEV has a linear, single-stranded, negative-sense DNA with a genome length of approximately 5,000 bp...
  76. Zhang S, Bursian S, Martin P, Chan H, Tomy G, Palace V, et al. Reproductive and developmental toxicity of a pentabrominated diphenyl ether mixture, DE-71, to ranch mink (Mustela vison) and hazard assessment for wild mink in the Great Lakes region. Toxicol Sci. 2009;110:107-16 pubmed publisher
    ..of rodents; however, these studies do not necessarily predict toxicity to highly exposed top predators, such as mink (Mustela vison). Here we assessed the effects of environmentally relevant doses (0, 0.1, 0.5, and 2...
  77. Nituch L, Bowman J, Beauclerc K, Schulte Hostedde A. Mink farms predict Aleutian disease exposure in wild American mink. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e21693 pubmed publisher
    ..American mink (Neovison vison) populations across Canada appear to be declining, but factors thus far explored have not fully ..
  78. Aasted B, Viuff B. Reactivity of monoclonal antibodies to human CD antigens with cells from mink. Vet Immunol Immunopathol. 2007;119:27-37 pubmed
    ..raised against human leukocyte surface antigens were analyzed by flow cytometry for cross reactivities against mink leukocytes. We found 53 mAbs (14%) to cross react...
  79. Zwiernik M, Kay D, Moore J, Beckett K, Khim J, Newsted J, et al. Exposure and effects assessment of resident mink (Mustela vison) exposed to polychlorinated dibenzofurans and other dioxin-like compounds in the Tittabawassee River basin, Midland, Michigan, USA. Environ Toxicol Chem. 2008;27:2076-87 pubmed publisher
    ..based on 2006 World Health Organization tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin toxic equivalency factors (TEFs) in the diet of mink (Mustela vison) ranged from 6.8 x 10(-1) ng TEQ/kg wet weight upstream of the primary source of PCDF to 3...
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    ..our model of strain interference, inoculation of the sciatic nerve with the drowsy (DY) strain of the transmissible mink encephalopathy (TME) agent prior to superinfection with the hyper (HY) strain of TME can completely block HY TME ..
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    Reports of a possible relationship between Aleutian mink disease parvovirus (AMDV) and human infection are rare...
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    ..The mink has relatively poor adaptations to food deprivation, as it is not able to prolong phase II of fasting with fat as ..
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    Owing to the rapid decline of the European mink (Mustela lutreola) in France, a national conservation action plan has been initiated, in which scientific research to improve understanding of the causes of the decline is one of the primary ..