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Brandon L. Plattner

Associate Professor   |   BSc, DVM (Kansas State), PhD (Iowa State), Diplomate ACVP

Research Interests

  • Immunology and pathology of early/subclinical paratuberculosis of cattle
  • Mechanisms of innate immunity in the intestine
  • Gamma-delta T cells during anti-mycobacterial immunity

Selected Publications

  • Plattner, Brandon L, Yu-Wei Chiang, James A Roth, Ratree Platt, Elise Huffman, Jean Zylstra and Jesse M Hostetter.  Direct inoculation of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis into ileocecal Peyer’s patches results in colonization of the intestine in a calf model. Accepted Veterinary Pathology, February 2010.
  • Sponseller, Beatrice T, Brandon L Plattner and Jesse M Hostetter.  Granulomatous interstitial nephritis caused by Halicephalobus gingivalis. Accepted Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, February 2010.
  • Plattner, Brandon L, Robert T Doyle and Jesse M Hostetter.  Gamma-delta T cell subsets are differentially associated with granuloma development and organization in a bovine model of mycobacterial disease.  International Journal of Experimental Pathology.  90(6): 587-597. December 2009.
  • Plattner, Brandon L and Jesse M Hostetter.  Cutaneous viral papilloma with local extension and subungual cyst formation in a dog.  Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation. 21(4): 551-554. July 2009. 
  • Stabel JR, MV Palmer, B Harris, B Plattner, J Hostetter and S Robbe-Austerman.  Pathogenesis of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in neonatal calves after oral or intraperitoneal experimental infection.  Veterinary Microbiology. 136 (3-4): 306-313.  12 May 2009.
  • Lei, Lying, Brandon L Plattner and Jesse M Hostetter.  Live Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis and a killed-bacterium vaccine induce distinct subcutaneous granulomas, with unique cellular and cytokine profiles.  Clinical and Vaccine Immunology.  15 (5):1-15. 2008.
  • Staats, JJ, Brandon L Plattner, Jerome Nietfeld, Steve Dritz and MM Chengappa.  Use of ribotyping and hemolysin activity to identify highly virulent Streptococcus suis type 2 isolates.  Journal of Clinical Microbiology.  36(1):15-19. 1998. 
  • Staats JJ, Brandon L Plattner, George C Stewart and MM Chengappa.  Presence of the Streptococcus suis suilysin gene and expression of MRP and EF correlates with high virulence in Streptococcus suis type 2 isolates.  Veterinary Microbiology.  70:201-211. 1999.

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