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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677149/prior-puma-lentivirus-infection-modifies-early-immune-responses-and-attenuates-feline-immunodeficiency-virus-infection-in-cats
#1
Wendy S Sprague, Ryan M Troyer, Xin Zheng, Britta A Wood, Martha Macmillian, Scott Carver, Susan VandeWoude
We previously showed that cats that were infected with non-pathogenic Puma lentivirus (PLV) and then infected with pathogenic feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) (co-infection with the host adapted/pathogenic virus) had delayed FIV proviral and RNA viral loads in blood, with viral set-points that were lower than cats infected solely with FIV. This difference was associated with global CD4⁺ T cell preservation, greater interferon gamma (IFN-γ) mRNA expression, and no cytotoxic T lymphocyte responses in co-infected cats relative to cats with a single FIV infection...
April 20, 2018: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677122/applications-of-the-fiv-model-to-study-hiv-pathogenesis
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Craig Miller, Zaid Abdo, Aaron Ericsson, John Elder, Sue VandeWoude
Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) is a naturally-occurring retrovirus that infects domestic and non-domestic feline species, producing progressive immune depletion that results in an acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Much has been learned about FIV since it was first described in 1987, particularly in regard to its application as a model to study the closely related lentivirus, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). In particular, FIV and HIV share remarkable structure and sequence organization, utilize parallel modes of receptor-mediated entry, and result in a similar spectrum of immunodeficiency-related diseases due to analogous modes of immune dysfunction...
April 20, 2018: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642583/feline-apobec3s-barriers-to-cross-species-transmission-of-fiv
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REVIEW
Zeli Zhang, Qinyong Gu, Daniela Marino, Kyeong-Lim Lee, Il-Keun Kong, Dieter Häussinger, Carsten Münk
The replication of lentiviruses highly depends on host cellular factors, which defines their species-specific tropism. Cellular restriction factors that can inhibit lentiviral replication were recently identified. Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) was found to be sensitive to several feline cellular restriction factors, such as apolipoprotein B mRNA-editing enzyme, catalytic polypeptide-like 3 (APOBEC3) and tetherin, but FIV evolved to counteract them. Here, we describe the molecular mechanisms by which feline APOBEC3 restriction factors inhibit FIV replication and discuss the molecular interaction of APOBEC3 proteins with the viral antagonizing protein Vif...
April 10, 2018: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29611801/a-naturally-occurring-feline-apobec3-variant-that-loses-anti-lentiviral-activity-by-lacking-two-amino-acid-residues
#4
Yoriyuki Konno, Shumpei Nagaoka, Izumi Kimura, Mahoko Takahashi Ueda, Ryuichi Kumata, Jumpei Ito, So Nakagawa, Tomoko Kobayashi, Yoshio Koyanagi, Kei Sato
Apolipoprotein B mRNA-editing enzyme catalytic polypeptide-like 3 (APOBEC3) is a mammalian protein that restricts lentiviral replication. Various polymorphisms of mammalian APOBEC3 genes have been observed in humans, Old World monkeys and domestic cats; however, the genetic diversity of APOBEC3 genes in other mammals remains unaddressed. Here we identify a novel haplotype of the feline APOBEC3Z3 gene, an APOBEC3 gene that restricts feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) replication, in a Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx)...
April 3, 2018: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599561/concomitant-feline-immunodeficiency-virus-fiv-and-mycoplasma-haemofelis-in-a-barn-cat
#5
Alejandra Ceballos-Vasquez
A 5-year-old male barn cat was presented with lethargy and excessive bleeding following castration. The patient developed hemolytic anemia and diagnostic tests revealed infection with feline immunodeficiency virus and Mycoplasma haemofelis. This case serves as a reminder of the importance of testing for infectious diseases and educating owners on feline infectious disease prevention and management.
March 2018: Canadian Veterinary Journal. la Revue Vétérinaire Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29595359/feline-hyperaesthesia-syndrome-with-self-trauma-to-the-tail-retrospective-study-of-seven-cases-and-proposal-for-integrated-multidisciplinary-diagnostic-approach
#6
Pablo Amengual Batle, Clare Rusbridge, Tim Nuttall, Sarah Heath, Katia Marioni-Henry
Case series summary This was a retrospective study on the clinical features and response to treatment in seven cats with feline hyperaesthesia syndrome (FHS) and tail mutilation. FHS is a poorly understood disorder characterised by skin rippling over the dorsal lumbar area, episodes of jumping and running, excessive vocalisation, and tail chasing and self-trauma. The majority of the cats were young, with a median age of 1 year at the onset of clinical signs, male (n = 6) and with access to the outdoors (n = 5)...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29568541/prevalence-of-feline-immunodeficiency-virus-and-feline-leukaemia-virus-infection-in-malaysia-a-retrospective-study
#7
Amilan Sivagurunathan, Asem M Atwa, Remo Lobetti
Objectives: Feline ownership is popular and represents the largest segment of the pet population in Malaysia. Most feline owners own, on average, 2-3 cats, with some having >10 cats per household. Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and feline leukaemia virus (FeLV) are two clinically important viral infections in cats. Documenting the prevalence of these diseases in the feline population is important for both veterinarians and the public. Methods: This was a retrospective study, using data collected from the domestic cat population seen at a 24 h private veterinary hospital in Malaysia, to determine the prevalence of FIV and FeLV in an urban area and risk factors associated with these infections...
January 2018: JFMS Open Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29554969/infection-by-mycoplasma-spp-feline-immunodeficiency-virus-and-feline-leukemia-virus-in-cats-from-an-area-endemic-for-visceral-leishmaniasis
#8
Mary Marcondes, Karina Y Hirata, Juliana P Vides, Ludmila S V Sobrinho, Jaqueline S Azevedo, Thállitha S W J Vieira, Rafael F C Vieira
BACKGROUND: Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) has been increasingly recognized in cats living in areas endemic for the disease. Co-infection with Leishmania infantum and other infectious agents is well established in dogs. However, for cats, data on co-infections with L. infantum and other infectious agents are still sparse. The aim of this study was to identify the prevalence of vector-borne pathogens, Mycoplasma spp., feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and feline leukaemia virus (FeLV) in cats from an area endemic for VL in southeastern Brazil...
March 20, 2018: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29554931/clinical-evaluation-of-outdoor-cats-exposed-to-ectoparasites-and-associated-risk-for-vector-borne-infections-in-southern-italy
#9
Maria Flaminia Persichetti, Maria Grazia Pennisi, Angela Vullo, Marisa Masucci, Antonella Migliazzo, Laia Solano-Gallego
BACKGROUND: Cats can be carriers of infected arthropods and be infected with several vector-borne pathogens (VBP) but there is limited knowledge about their pathogenic role in cats. RESULTS: A cross-sectional controlled study investigated the clinical status and antibody (Bartonella henselae, Rickettsia conorii, Ehrlichia canis, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Babesia microti and Leishmania infantum) and/or blood PCR (Mycoplasma spp., Bartonella spp., Rickettsia spp...
March 20, 2018: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29538321/molecular-diagnosis-of-felis-catus-gammaherpesvirus-1-fcaghv1-infection-in-cats-of-known-retrovirus-status-with-and-without-lymphoma
#10
Alicia J McLuckie, Vanessa R Barrs, Scott Lindsay, Mahdis Aghazadeh, Cheryl Sangster, Julia A Beatty
The pathogenicity of Felis catus gammaherpesvirus 1 (FcaGHV1), a common infection of domestic cats, is unknown. To explore an association between FcaGHV1 detection and feline lymphoma, a retrospective, cross-sectional, disease-association study was conducted. The infection status of all cats for feline immunodeficiency virus and feline leukaemia virus was determined. Neither a molecular diagnosis of FcaGHV1 nor whole-blood FcaGHV1 load was related to outcome in 122 lymphoma cases compared with 71 controls matched for age and sex...
March 14, 2018: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29501695/detection-and-molecular-characterization-of-acanthamoeba-spp-in-stray-cats-from-madrid-spain
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Ana Montoya, Guadalupe Miró, José María Saugar, Beatriz Fernández, Rocío Checa, Rosa Gálvez, Begoña Bailo, Valentina Marino, José E Piñero, Jacob Lorenzo-Morales, Isabel Fuentes
Acanthamoeba spp. is a widespread protozoan that has been isolated from air, dust, soil, water and biological samples. An opportunistic pathogen of humans and animals, it may cause ocular keratitis, encephalitis, and even multisystem disease. The frequency of Acanthamoeba in animals is unknown. The aim of present study was determine the presence of Acanthamoeba spp. in immunocompromised stray cats - animals possibly more likely to harbour the infection given their immunocompromised status and frequenting of contaminated environments...
March 1, 2018: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29487747/extranodal-non-b-non-t-cell-lymphoma-with-bilateral-tympanic-bulla-involvement-in-a-cat
#12
Austin T Kerns, Kelsey A Brakel, Christopher Premanandan, Ashlie Saffire, Sarah A Moore
Case summary: A 9-year-old spayed female domestic shorthair cat with clinical signs suggestive of chronic recurrent otitis media and recent seizures was presented with multifocal nervous system disease, including bilateral central and/or peripheral vestibular, cerebellar and forebrain deficits. Prior to presentation, there was inadequate improvement after 6 weeks of treatment for bilateral middle ear effusion from which a highly susceptible Staphylococcus species was cultured. This was followed by the development of seizures...
January 2018: JFMS Open Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467316/the-formation-of-rna-granule-derived-capsid-assembly-intermediates-appears-to-be-conserved-between-hiv-1-and-the-non-primate-lentivirus-fiv
#13
Jonathan C Reed, Nick Westergreen, Brook C Barajas, Dylan T B Ressler, Daryl J Phuong, John V Swain, Vishwanath R Lingappa, Jaisri R Lingappa
During immature capsid assembly in cells, HIV-1 Gag co-opts a host RNA granule, forming a pathway of intracellular assembly intermediates containing host components, including two cellular facilitators of assembly, ABCE1 and DDX6. A similar assembly pathway has been observed for other primate lentiviruses. Here we asked whether feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), a non-primate lentivirus, also forms RNA-granule-derived capsid assembly intermediates. First, we showed that the released FIV immature capsid and a large FIV-Gag-containing intracellular complex are unstable during analysis, unlike for HIV-1...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426469/implications-of-zoonotic-and-vector-borne-parasites-to-free-roaming-cats-in-central-spain
#14
A Montoya, M García, R Gálvez, R Checa, V Marino, J Sarquis, J P Barrera, C Rupérez, L Caballero, C Chicharro, I Cruz, G Miró
Cats are definitive hosts and reservoirs for several parasites, some of which are responsible for serious zoonotic diseases. We conducted a case-control study of data from a trap-neuter-return (TNR) programme (years 2014-2017) designed to examine the prevalence of zoonotic parasites in free-roaming cats living in urban areas of central Spain. In the animal population tested (n = 263), we detected a 29.2% prevalence of endoparasites, including high rates of cestodes (12.9%) and Toxocara cati (11.7%). While faecal samples showed no Toxoplasma gondii oocysts, the seroprevalence of T...
February 15, 2018: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406082/survival-time-and-effect-of-selected-predictor-variables-on-survival-in-owned-pet-cats-seropositive-for-feline-immunodeficiency-and-leukemia-virus-attending-a-referral-clinic-in-northern-italy
#15
Eva Spada, Roberta Perego, Elena Assunta Sgamma, Daniela Proverbio
Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and feline leukemia virus (FeLV) are among the most important feline infectious diseases worldwide. This retrospective study investigated survival times and effects of selected predictor factors on survival time in a population of owned pet cats in Northern Italy testing positive for the presence of FIV antibodies and FeLV antigen. One hundred and three retrovirus-seropositive cats, 53 FIV-seropositive cats, 40 FeLV-seropositive cats, and 10 FIV+FeLV-seropositive cats were included in the study...
February 1, 2018: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29364950/the-structure-of-fiv-reverse-transcriptase-and-its-implications-for-non-nucleoside-inhibitor-resistance
#16
Meytal Galilee, Akram Alian
Reverse transcriptase (RT) is the target for the majority of anti-HIV-1 drugs. As with all anti-AIDS treatments, continued success of RT inhibitors is persistently disrupted by the occurrence of resistance mutations. To explore latent resistance mechanisms potentially accessible to therapeutically challenged HIV-1 viruses, we examined RT from the related feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). FIV closely parallels HIV-1 in its replication and pathogenicity, however, is resistant to all non-nucleoside inhibitors (NNRTI)...
January 2018: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355998/prevalence-and-disease-associations-in-feline-thrombocytopenia-a-retrospective-study-of-194-cases
#17
J Ellis, R Bell, D C Barnes, R Miller
OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of thrombocytopenia in a referral population of cats in the UK, to identify disease processes associated with thrombocytopenia and to assess the proportion of thrombocytopenic cats that tested positive for feline leukaemia virus or feline immunodeficiency virus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of medical records at a UK referral hospital. Cats were grouped by mechanism of thrombocytopenia and disease process (where known)...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247305/neurologic-disease-in-feline-immunodeficiency-virus-infection-disease-mechanisms-and-therapeutic-interventions-for-neuroaids
#18
Christopher Power
Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) is a lentivirus that causes immunosuppression through virus-mediated CD4+ T cell depletion in feline species. FIV infection is complicated by virus-induced disease in the nervous system. FIV enters the brain soon after primary infection and is detected as FIV-encoded RNA, DNA, and proteins in microglia, macrophages, and astrocytes. FIV infection activates neuroinflammatory pathways including cytokines, chemokines, proteases, and ROS with accompanying neuronal injury and loss...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Neurovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197389/foamy-virus-zoonotic-infections
#19
Delia M Pinto-Santini, Carolyn R Stenbak, Maxine L Linial
BACKGROUND: Foamy viruses (FV) are ancient complex retroviruses that differ from orthoretroviruses such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and murine leukemia virus (MLV) and comprise a distinct subfamily of retroviruses, the Spumaretrovirinae. FV are ubiquitous in their natural hosts, which include cows, cats, and nonhuman primates (NHP). FV are transmitted mainly through saliva and appear nonpathogenic by themselves, but they may increase morbidity of other pathogens in coinfections...
December 2, 2017: Retrovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134339/feline-immudeficiency-virus-subtypes-b-and-a-in-cats-from-s%C3%A3-o-luis-maranh%C3%A3-o-brazil
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Nathálya Dos S Martins, Ana Paula de S Rodrigues, Luciana A da Luz, Luana da L Dos Reis, Renata M de Oliveira, Rudson A de Oliveira, Ana Lucia Abreu-Silva, Jenner Karlisson P Dos Reis, Ferdinan A Melo
Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) is a retrovirus of the genus Lentivirus that is distributed worldwide, with prevalence rates varying between 2.5% and 44%. FIV causes immunosuppression, with depletion of TCD4(+) lymphocytes, with the majority of clinical signs caused by secondary and opportunistic infections. Blood samples were collected from nine domestic cats (Felis catus domesticus) from the city of São Luís, Maranhão State, Brazil. All samples were positive in a rapid immunochromatographic test (SNAP® Combo FeLV Ag/FIV Antibody Test) and in a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay...
November 14, 2017: Archives of Virology
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