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Lentiviral replication mediated by reverse transcriptase is considered to be highly error prone, leading to a high intra-individual evolution rate that promotes evasion of neutralization and persistent infection. Understanding lentiviral intra-individual evolutionary dynamics on a comparative basis ...

Author(s)
Krakoff, E.; Gagne, R. B.; VandeWoude, S.; Carver, S.
Publisher
American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Washington, D.C., USA
Citation
Journal of Virology, 2019, 93, 16, pp e00538-19
Abstract

Objectives: Aggression and social tension among housemate cats is common and puts cats at risk of injury or relinquishment. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a new pheromone product in reducing aggression between housemate cats. Methods: A new pheromone product (Feliway...

Author(s)
DePorter, T. L.; Bledsoe, D. L.; Beck, A.; Ollivier, E.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2019, 21, 4, pp 293-305
Abstract

An endogenous retrovirus (ERV) is a remnant of an ancient retroviral infection in the host genome. Although most ERVs have lost their viral productivity, a few ERVs retain their replication capacity. In addition, partially inactivated ERVs can present a potential risk to the host via their encoded...

Author(s)
Kawasaki, J.; Nishigaki, K.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Viruses, 2018, 10, 4, pp 179
CABI Book Info
Cover for Practical feline behaviour: understanding cat behaviour and improving welfare.

This book contains all the relevant information that a veterinary nurse or technician needs to understand and handle the behaviour and welfare of house cats, and to offer safe and practical advice to clients. This approachable and down-to-earth text describes the internal and external influences on ...

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The origin and evolution of the domestic cat.

This chapter presents the classification of cats based on their lineage, common name and species of cats. A brief history on African wild cats (most likely the ancestors of the domestic cat) was discussed as well as domestication of cats which probably began around 10 000 years ago in a region of...

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

While surgery is the treatment of choice for thymomas, complete excision is not possible in a significant proportion of cases. For these patients, radiotherapy can be used as neoadjunctive, post-operative adjunctive or sole therapy. During radiotherapy, rapid biological clearance of tumour cells is ...

Author(s)
Bley, C. R.; Meier, V.; Schneider, U.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary and Comparative Oncology, 2018, 16, 3, pp 324-329
Abstract

The mammalian secretoglobin (SCGB) superfamily contains functionally diverse members, among which the major cat allergen Fel d 1 and mouse salivary androgen-binding protein (ABP) display similar subunits. We searched for molecular similarities between Fel d 1 and ABP to examine the possibility that ...

Author(s)
Rajesh Durairaj; Pageat, P.; Bienboire-Frosini, C.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2018, 13, 5, pp e0197618
Abstract

Feline panleukopenia virus (FPV) and canine parvovirus (CPV) infections are highly contagious and cause serious enteric diseases, with high fatality rates of cats and dogs. Given the importance of cats as a potential source of genetic diversity for parvoviruses, parvovirus strains detected in cats...

Author(s)
Li XiangDong; Wu HongChao; Wang LingXiao; Spibey, N.; Liu CaiHong; Ding HangTian; Liu WuJie; Liu YuXiu; Tian KeGong
Publisher
Wiley, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 2018, 65, 6, pp 1429-1435
Abstract

Carnivore protoparvovirus 1 is the etiological agent of a severe disease of terrestrial carnivores. This unique specie encompasses canine parvovirus type 2 (CPV-2) and feline panleukopenia virus (FPLV). Studies widely analyzed the main capsid protein (VP2), but limited information is available on...

Author(s)
Mira, F.; Canuti, M.; Purpari, G.; Cannella, V.; Bella, S. di; Occhiogrosso, L.; Schirò, G.; Chiaramonte, G.; Barreca, S.; Pisano, P.; Lastra, A.; Decaro, N.; Guercio, A.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Viruses, 2019, 11, 4, pp 308
Abstract

Extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli (ExPEC) cause clinical infections in humans. Understanding the evolution and dissemination of ExPEC strains via potential reservoirs is important due to associated morbidity, health care costs and mortality. To further understanding this survey has...

Author(s)
Bourne, J. A.; Chong WyeLi; Gordon, D. M.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2019, 14, 3, pp e0212867

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