Introduction: Bladder tumors of cattle are very uncommon accounting from 0.1% to 0.01% of all bovine malignancies. Bladder tumors are common in cattle grazing on bracken fern-infested pasturelands. Bovine papillomaviruses have a crucial role in tumors of bovine urinary bladder. Aim of the study: To investigate the potential association of ovine papillomavirus (OaPV) infection with bladder carcinogenesis of cattle. Methods: Droplet digital PCR was used to detect and quantify the nucleic acids of OaPVs in bladder tumors of cattle that were collected at public and private slaughterhouses. Results: OaPV DNA and RNA were detected and quantified in 10 bladder tumors of cattle that were tested negative for bovine papillomaviruses. The most prevalent genotypes were OaPV1 and OaPV2. OaPV4 was rarely observed. Furthermore, we detected a significant overexpression and hyperphosphorylation of pRb and a significant overexpression and activation of the calpain-1 as well as a significant overexpression of E2F3 and of phosphorylated (activated) PDGFβR in neoplastic bladders in comparison with healthy bladders, which suggests that E2F3 and PDGFβR may play an important role in OaPV-mediated molecular pathways that lead to bladder carcinogenesis. Conclusion: In all tumors, OaPV RNA could explain the causality of the disease of the urinary bladder. Therefore, persistent infections by OaPVs could be involved in bladder carcinogenesis. Our data showed that there is a possible etiologic association of OaPVs with bladder tumors of cattle.

Possible etiological association of ovine papillomaviruses with bladder tumors in cattle / De Falco, Francesca; Cuccaro, Bianca; De Tullio, Roberta; Alberti, Alberto; Cutarelli, Anna; De Carlo, Esterina; Roperto, Sante. - In: VIRUS RESEARCH. - ISSN 0168-1702. - 328:(2023), p. 199084. [10.1016/j.virusres.2023.199084]

Possible etiological association of ovine papillomaviruses with bladder tumors in cattle

Alberti, Alberto
Methodology
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2023-01-01

Abstract

Introduction: Bladder tumors of cattle are very uncommon accounting from 0.1% to 0.01% of all bovine malignancies. Bladder tumors are common in cattle grazing on bracken fern-infested pasturelands. Bovine papillomaviruses have a crucial role in tumors of bovine urinary bladder. Aim of the study: To investigate the potential association of ovine papillomavirus (OaPV) infection with bladder carcinogenesis of cattle. Methods: Droplet digital PCR was used to detect and quantify the nucleic acids of OaPVs in bladder tumors of cattle that were collected at public and private slaughterhouses. Results: OaPV DNA and RNA were detected and quantified in 10 bladder tumors of cattle that were tested negative for bovine papillomaviruses. The most prevalent genotypes were OaPV1 and OaPV2. OaPV4 was rarely observed. Furthermore, we detected a significant overexpression and hyperphosphorylation of pRb and a significant overexpression and activation of the calpain-1 as well as a significant overexpression of E2F3 and of phosphorylated (activated) PDGFβR in neoplastic bladders in comparison with healthy bladders, which suggests that E2F3 and PDGFβR may play an important role in OaPV-mediated molecular pathways that lead to bladder carcinogenesis. Conclusion: In all tumors, OaPV RNA could explain the causality of the disease of the urinary bladder. Therefore, persistent infections by OaPVs could be involved in bladder carcinogenesis. Our data showed that there is a possible etiologic association of OaPVs with bladder tumors of cattle.
2023
Possible etiological association of ovine papillomaviruses with bladder tumors in cattle / De Falco, Francesca; Cuccaro, Bianca; De Tullio, Roberta; Alberti, Alberto; Cutarelli, Anna; De Carlo, Esterina; Roperto, Sante. - In: VIRUS RESEARCH. - ISSN 0168-1702. - 328:(2023), p. 199084. [10.1016/j.virusres.2023.199084]
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