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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901812/efficacy-of-a-3c-like-protease-inhibitor-in-treating-various-forms-of-acquired-feline-infectious-peritonitis
#1
Niels C Pedersen, Yunjeong Kim, Hongwei Liu, Anushka C Galasiti Kankanamalage, Chrissy Eckstrand, William C Groutas, Michael Bannasch, Juliana M Meadows, Kyeong-Ok Chang
Objectives The safety and efficacy of the 3C-like protease inhibitor GC376 was tested on a cohort of client-owned cats with various forms of feline infectious peritonitis (FIP). Methods Twenty cats from 3.3-82 months of age (mean 10.4 months) with various forms of FIP were accepted into a field trial. Fourteen cats presented with wet or dry-to-wet FIP and six cats presented with dry FIP. GC376 was administered subcutaneously every 12 h at a dose of 15 mg/kg. Cats with neurologic signs were excluded from the study...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833469/clinicopathologic-features-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-findings-in-24-cats-with-histopathologically-confirmed-neurologic-feline-infectious-peritonitis
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A H Crawford, A L Stoll, D Sanchez-Masian, A Shea, J Michaels, A R Fraser, E Beltran
BACKGROUND: Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is the most common infectious central nervous system (CNS) disease in the cat and is invariably fatal. Improved means of antemortem diagnosis is required to facilitate clinical decision making. Information regarding the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of neurologic FIP currently is limited, resulting in the need for better descriptions to optimize its use as a diagnostic tool. OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinicopathologic features and MRI findings in cases of confirmed neurologic FIP...
September 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780424/the-cholesterol-transport-inhibitor-u18666a-inhibits-type-i-feline-coronavirus-infection
#3
Tomomi Takano, Misaki Endoh, Hiroaki Fukatsu, Haruko Sakurada, Tomoyoshi Doki, Tsutomu Hohdatsu
Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is a feline coronavirus (FCoV)-induced fatal disease in wild and domestic cats. FCoV exists in two serotypes. Type I FCoV is the dominant serotype worldwide. Therefore, it is necessary to develop antiviral drugs against type I FCoV infection. We previously reported that type I FCoV is closely associated with cholesterol throughout the viral life cycle. In this study, we investigated whether U18666A, the cholesterol synthesis and transport inhibitor, shows antiviral effects against type I FCoV...
August 3, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768514/sensitivity-and-specificity-of-a-real-time-reverse-transcriptase-polymerase-chain-reaction-detecting-feline-coronavirus-mutations-in-effusion-and-serum-plasma-of-cats-to-diagnose-feline-infectious-peritonitis
#4
Sandra Felten, Christian M Leutenegger, Hans-Joerg Balzer, Nikola Pantchev, Kaspar Matiasek, Gerhard Wess, Herman Egberink, Katrin Hartmann
BACKGROUND: Feline coronavirus (FCoV) exists as two pathotypes, and FCoV spike gene mutations are considered responsible for the pathotypic switch in feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) pathogenesis. The aim of this study was to evaluate sensitivity and specificity of a real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) specifically designed to detect FCoV spike gene mutations at two nucleotide positions. It was hypothesized that this test would correctly discriminate feline infectious peritonitis virus (FIPV) and feline enteric coronavirus (FECV)...
August 2, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493448/utility-of-an-immunocytochemical-assay-using-aqueous-humor-in-the-diagnosis-of-feline-infectious-peritonitis
#5
Sandra Felten, Kaspar Matiasek, Stefanie Gruendl, Laura Sangl, Katrin Hartmann
OBJECTIVE: In cats suffering from feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) without effusion, antemortem diagnosis is challenging. Uveitis is common in these cats. It was the aim of this study to evaluate sensitivity and specificity of an immunocytochemical assay (ICC) in aqueous humor of cats suspected of having FIP. ANIMALS STUDIED: The study included 26 cats with immunohistochemically confirmed FIP and 12 control cats for which FIP was suspected due to similar clinical or laboratory changes, but which suffered from other diseases confirmed via histopathology...
May 10, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491454/crossed-fused-renal-ectopia-in-a-persian-cat
#6
Sang-Hyuk Seo, Hyun-A Lee, Sang-Il Suh, Ran Choi, In-Chul Park, Changbaig Hyun
CASE SUMMARY: This report describes a rare case of crossed fused renal ectopia (CFRE) in a cat. A mature intact male Persian cat presented with bloody nasal discharge and ascites. Diagnostic studies revealed an ectopic left kidney fused with an orthotopic right kidney and a concurrent feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) infection. The FIP was responsible for clinical signs in this cat, while clinical signs associated with CFRE were not obvious. Despite receiving intensive treatment, the cat died...
January 2017: JFMS open reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425327/a-cross-sectional-quantitative-rt-pcr-study-of-feline-coronavirus-viremia-and-replication-in-peripheral-blood-of-healthy-shelter-cats-in-southern-california
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Eric J Fish, Pedro Paulo Vp Diniz, Yen-Chen Juan, Frank Bossong, Ellen W Collisson, Yvonne Drechsler, Bernhard Kaltenboeck
Objectives The objectives of this study were to determine the prevalence of feline coronavirus (FCoV) viremia, and its replication in peripheral blood using quantitative RT-PCR (qRT-PCR) methodology in a population of 205 healthy shelter cats in Southern California, as well as to assess any possible connection to longitudinal development of feline infectious peritonitis (FIP). Methods The study was performed on buffy-coat samples from EDTA-anticoagulated whole blood samples of 205 healthy shelter cats. From 50 of these cats, fecal samples were also examined...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388950/expression-profiles-of-immune-mediators-in-feline-coronavirus-infected-cells-and-clinical-samples-of-feline-coronavirus-positive-cats
#8
Nikoo Safi, Amin Haghani, Shing Wei Ng, Gayathri Thevi Selvarajah, Farina Mustaffa-Kamal, Abdul Rahman Omar
BACKGROUND: There are two biotypes of feline coronavirus (FCoV): the self-limiting feline enteric coronavirus (FECV) and the feline infectious peritonitis virus (FIPV), which causes feline infectious peritonitis (FIP), a fatal disease associated with cats living in multi-cat environments. This study provides an insight on the various immune mediators detected in FCoV-positive cats which may be responsible for the development of FIP. RESULTS: In this study, using real-time PCR and multiplex bead-based immunoassay, the expression profiles of several immune mediators were examined in Crandell-Reese feline kidney (CRFK) cells infected with the feline coronavirus (FCoV) strain FIPV 79-1146 and in samples obtained from FCoV-positive cats...
April 7, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261584/polyprenyl-immunostimulant-treatment-of-cats-with-presumptive-non-effusive-feline-infectious-peritonitis-in-a-field-study
#9
Alfred M Legendre, Tanya Kuritz, Gina Galyon, Vivian M Baylor, Robert Eric Heidel
Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is a fatal disease with no clinically effective treatment. This field study evaluated treatment with Polyprenyl Immunostimulant (PI) in cats with the non-effusive form of FIP. Because immune suppression is a major component in the pathology of FIP, we hypothesized that treatment with an immune system stimulant would increase survival times of cats with dry FIP. Sixty cats, diagnosed with dry FIP by primary care and specialist veterinarians and meeting the acceptance criteria, were treated with PI without intentional selection of less severe cases...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205490/diagnosing-feline-infectious-peritonitis-using-the-sysmex-xt-2000iv-based-on-frozen-supernatants-from-cavitary-effusions
#10
Angelica Stranieri, Saverio Paltrinieri, Alessia Giordano
The delta total nucleated cells (ΔTNC) measurement with the Sysmex XT-2000iV (Sysmex Europe, Norderstedt, Germany) has high diagnostic accuracy on effusions in feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) cases, but the test can be performed only on fresh samples. We evaluated whether supernatants from effusions retain the ability to induce cell clumping and assessed the diagnostic accuracy of this modified ΔTNC method. Effusions were collected from FIP cats ( n = 19) and from cats with other diseases ( n = 15). ΔTNC was measured on fresh samples and on frozen-thawed supernatants after the addition of feline blood at 1:10 dilution...
May 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109842/reverse-transcriptase-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-for-the-detection-of-feline-coronavirus
#11
Angelica Stranieri, Stefania Lauzi, Alessia Giordano, Saverio Paltrinieri
The Feline coronavirus (FCoV) is the etiological agent of feline infectious peritonitis (FIP), a lethal disease of felids. The role of molecular methods is controversial for the diagnosis of FIP, while essential for the identification of the shedders. Thus, a fast and inexpensive method for the detection of FCoV could be beneficial, especially in multicat environments. A reverse transcription loop mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP) assay was developed. RNA extraction and RT-nPCR for FCoV were performed on thirty-two samples (11 faeces, 9 blood, 8 effusions, and 4 lymph nodes) collected from 27 cats...
May 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27555489/frequency-of-electrophoretic-changes-consistent-with-feline-infectious-peritonitis-in-two-different-time-periods-2004-2009-vs-2013-2014
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Angelica Stranieri, Alessia Giordano, Stefano Bo, Chiara Braghiroli, Saverio Paltrinieri
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the frequency of electrophoretic changes in serum of cats with feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) changed in recent years vs past years. METHODS: Agarose gel electrophoresis (AGE) and capillary zone electrophoresis (CZE) from cats with FIP and healthy cats recorded in the periods 2004-2009 and 2013-2014 were retrospectively analysed. Relative and absolute values of each electrophoretic fraction were recorded and the number of cats showing single or combined electrophoretic changes consistent with FIP (hypoalbuminaemia, inverted albumin to globulin [A:G] ratio, increased total protein, total globulin, alpha (α)2-globulin and gamma (γ)-globulin concentration) were counted...
August 23, 2016: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27543142/upregulation-of-endothelial-cell-adhesion-molecules-characterizes-veins-close-to-granulomatous-infiltrates-in-the-renal-cortex-of-cats-with-feline-infectious-peritonitis-and-is-indirectly-triggered-by-feline-infectious-peritonitis-virus-infected-monocytes-in
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Delphine D Acar, Dominique A J Olyslaegers, Annelike Dedeurwaerder, Inge D M Roukaerts, Wendy Baetens, Sebastiaan Van Bockstael, Gaëtan M A De Gryse, Lowiese M B Desmarets, Hans J Nauwynck
One of the most characteristic pathological changes in cats that have succumbed to feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is a multifocal granulomatous phlebitis. Although it is now well established that leukocyte extravasation elicits the inflammation typically associated with FIP lesions, relatively few studies have aimed at elucidating this key pathogenic event. The upregulation of adhesion molecules on the endothelium is a prerequisite for stable leukocyte-endothelial cell (EC) adhesion that necessarily precedes leukocyte diapedesis...
October 2016: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27432437/usefulness-of-acute-phase-proteins-in-differentiating-between-feline-infectious-peritonitis-and-other-diseases-in-cats-with-body-cavity-effusions
#14
Katarina Hazuchova, Susanne Held, Reto Neiger
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the measurement of acute phase proteins (APPs) as a diagnostic tool to differentiate between feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) and other diseases in cats with body cavity effusions. METHODS: Cats with pleural, abdominal or pericardial effusion were prospectively enrolled. Cats were classified as having or not having FIP based on immunohistochemistry (if available) or a sophisticated statistical method using machine learning methodology with concepts from game theory...
July 18, 2016: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27264736/development-of-a-mouse-feline-chimeric-antibody-against-feline-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha
#15
Tomoyoshi Doki, Tomomi Takano, Tsutomu Hohdatsu
Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is a fatal inflammatory disease caused by FIP virus infection. Feline tumor necrosis factor (fTNF)-alpha is closely involved in the aggravation of FIP pathology. We previously described the preparation of neutralizing mouse anti-fTNF-alpha monoclonal antibody (mAb 2-4) and clarified its role in the clinical condition of cats with FIP using in vitro systems. However, administration of mouse mAb 2-4 to cat may lead to a production of feline anti-mouse antibodies. In the present study, we prepared a mouse-feline chimeric mAb (chimeric mAb 2-4) by fusing the variable region of mouse mAb 2-4 to the constant region of feline antibody...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27243037/feline-coronavirus-3c-protein-a-candidate-for-a-virulence-marker
#16
A S Hora, P O Tonietti, S A Taniwaki, K M Asano, P Maiorka, L J Richtzenhain, P E Brandão
Feline infectious peritonitis virus (FIPV) is highly virulent and responsible for the highly fatal disease feline infectious peritonitis (FIP), whereas feline enteric coronavirus (FECV) is widespread among the feline population and typically causes asymptomatic infections. Some candidates for genetic markers capable of differentiating these two pathotypes of a unique virus (feline coronavirus) have been proposed by several studies. In the present survey, in order to search for markers that can differentiate FECV and FIPV, several clones of the 3a-c, E, and M genes were sequenced from samples obtained from cats with or without FIP...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27095828/diagnostic-utility-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-immunocytochemistry-for-diagnosis-of-feline-infectious-peritonitis-manifesting-in-the-central-nervous-system
#17
Stefanie Gruendl, Kaspar Matiasek, Lara Matiasek, Andrea Fischer, Sandra Felten, Konrad Jurina, Katrin Hartmann
Objectives The aim of the study was to evaluate whether an ante-mortem diagnosis of central nervous system (CNS) feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is possible via immunocytochemical staining (ICC) of feline coronavirus antigen (FCoV) within macrophages of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Methods Prospectively, CSF samples of 41 cats were investigated, including cats with histopathologically confirmed FIP and neurological signs (n = 10), cats with confirmed FIP without CNS involvement (n = 11), cats with neurological signs but another confirmed CNS disease (n = 17), and cats without neurological signs and a disease other than FIP (n = 3)...
June 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27027316/reversal-of-the-progression-of-fatal-coronavirus-infection-in-cats-by-a-broad-spectrum-coronavirus-protease-inhibitor
#18
Yunjeong Kim, Hongwei Liu, Anushka C Galasiti Kankanamalage, Sahani Weerasekara, Duy H Hua, William C Groutas, Kyeong-Ok Chang, Niels C Pedersen
Coronaviruses infect animals and humans causing a wide range of diseases. The diversity of coronaviruses in many mammalian species is contributed by relatively high mutation and recombination rates during replication. This dynamic nature of coronaviruses may facilitate cross-species transmission and shifts in tissue or cell tropism in a host, resulting in substantial change in virulence. Feline enteric coronavirus (FECV) causes inapparent or mild enteritis in cats, but a highly fatal disease, called feline infectious peritonitis (FIP), can arise through mutation of FECV to FIP virus (FIPV)...
March 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26964713/natural-resistance-to-experimental-feline-infectious-peritonitis-virus-infection-is-decreased-rather-than-increased-by-positive-genetic-selection
#19
Niels C Pedersen, Hongwei Liu, Monica Durden, Leslie A Lyons
A previous study demonstrated the existence of a natural resistance to feline infectious peritonitis virus (FIPV) among 36% of randomly bred laboratory cats. A genome wide association study (GWAS) on this population suggested that resistance was polygenic but failed to identify any strong specific associations. In order to enhance the power of GWAS or whole genome sequencing to identify strong genetic associations, a decision was made to positively select for resistance over three generations. The inbreeding experiment began with a genetically related parental (P) population consisting of three toms and four queens identified from among the survivors of the earlier study and belonging to a closely related subgroup (B)...
March 2016: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26902098/investigation-into-the-utility-of-an-immunocytochemical-assay-in-body-cavity-effusions-for-diagnosis-of-feline-infectious-peritonitis
#20
Sandra Felten, Kaspar Matiasek, Stefanie Gruendl, Laura Sangl, Gerhard Wess, Katrin Hartmann
Objectives Feline coronaviruses (FCoVs) exist as two biotypes, feline enteric coronavirus and feline infectious peritonitis virus. Although feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is a very common disease, the ante-mortem diagnosis of this disease still remains a challenge. Immunofluorescence staining of FCoV in macrophages in effusion has been considered as the reference standard for the diagnosis, but recently this method has been shown to have lower specificity than previously reported. In addition, this method is not widely available and requires the use of fluorescence microscopes...
April 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
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