Special Issue "Feline Retroviruses"

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A special issue of Viruses (ISSN 1999-4915). This special issue belongs to the section "Animal Viruses".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Brian J. Willett
MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research, Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, Henry Wellcome Building, Garscube Estate, Bearsden Road, Glasgow G61 1QH, UK
Website: http://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/iii/cvr/rrl/
E-Mail: brian.willett@glasgow.ac.uk
Phone: +44 141 330 3274
Fax: +44 141 330 2271
Interests: FIV; FeLV; retroviruses; AIDS; viral immunology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In 1964, Bill Jarrett and colleagues at the University of Glasgow Veterinary Hospital reported in Nature that kittens injected with material from the mediastinal mass of an 8.5-year-old female cat developed lymphosarcoma. Examination of tissue sections under electron microscopy revealed the presence of virus-like particles that bore a striking resemblance to "the virus of murine leukaemias". These seminal studies launched the field of feline retrovirology; the virus that had been identified was subsequently named feline leukaemia virus (FeLV) and millions of cats are now vaccinated successfully against FeLV every year. Since then, cats have been shown to harbour spumaviruses (FFV, feline foamy virus), replication-competent endogenous retroviruses (RD114)  and lentiviruses (feline immunodeficiency virus, FIV).

This special edition of "Viruses" aims to examine the areas of current interest in feline retrovirology. The issue will expand on our understanding of innate resistance/intrinsic immunity to retroviral infection and the host pathogen interactions that determine the outcome of retroviral diseases in felids. It will consider the prospects for the development of safe and efficacious FIV vaccines and the use of feline retrovirus-derived vectors for gene therapy and the likely benefits to both human and veterinary medicine.

Prof. Brian J. Willett

Keywords

  • FIV
  • FeLV
  • foamy virus
  • cat
  • retrovirus

Published Papers (15 papers)

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Viruses 2012, 4(11), 2684-2710; doi:10.3390/v4112684
Received: 12 October 2012; in revised form: 24 October 2012 / Accepted: 26 October 2012 / Published: 31 October 2012
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Viruses 2012, 4(9), 1372-1389; doi:10.3390/v4091372
Received: 18 July 2012; in revised form: 15 August 2012 / Accepted: 16 August 2012 / Published: 27 August 2012
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Viruses 2012, 4(6), 954-962; doi:10.3390/v4060954
Received: 12 April 2012; in revised form: 19 May 2012 / Accepted: 5 June 2012 / Published: 7 June 2012
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Viruses 2012, 4(6), 924-939; doi:10.3390/v4060924
Received: 1 May 2012; in revised form: 14 May 2012 / Accepted: 24 May 2012 / Published: 30 May 2012
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Viruses 2012, 4(5), 878-888; doi:10.3390/v4050878
Received: 23 April 2012; in revised form: 12 May 2012 / Accepted: 15 May 2012 / Published: 23 May 2012
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Viruses 2012, 4(5), 708-724; doi:10.3390/v4050708
Received: 2 April 2012; in revised form: 18 April 2012 / Accepted: 20 April 2012 / Published: 27 April 2012
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Viruses 2012, 4(3), 383-396; doi:10.3390/v4030383
Received: 13 February 2012; in revised form: 22 February 2012 / Accepted: 24 February 2012 / Published: 14 March 2012
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Viruses 2012, 4(2), 236-257; doi:10.3390/v4020236
Received: 1 December 2011; in revised form: 21 December 2011 / Accepted: 11 January 2012 / Published: 7 February 2012
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Viruses 2012, 4(1), 184-199; doi:10.3390/v4010184
Received: 21 December 2011; in revised form: 15 January 2012 / Accepted: 16 January 2012 / Published: 23 January 2012
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Viruses 2011, 3(11), 2223-2237; doi:10.3390/v3112223
Received: 29 August 2011; in revised form: 4 November 2011 / Accepted: 4 November 2011 / Published: 14 November 2011
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Viruses 2011, 3(11), 2192-2213; doi:10.3390/v3112192
Received: 1 October 2011; in revised form: 31 October 2011 / Accepted: 31 October 2011 / Published: 9 November 2011
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Viruses 2011, 3(10), 1986-2005; doi:10.3390/v3101986
Received: 15 August 2011; in revised form: 26 September 2011 / Accepted: 30 September 2011 / Published: 21 October 2011
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Viruses 2011, 3(10), 1870-1890; doi:10.3390/v3101870
Received: 1 September 2011; in revised form: 28 September 2011 / Accepted: 29 September 2011 / Published: 13 October 2011
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Viruses 2011, 3(10), 1891-1908; doi:10.3390/v3101891
Received: 2 September 2011; in revised form: 30 September 2011 / Accepted: 30 September 2011 / Published: 13 October 2011
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Viruses 2011, 3(9), 1681-1698; doi:10.3390/v3091681
Received: 29 July 2011; in revised form: 31 August 2011 / Accepted: 1 September 2011 / Published: 9 September 2011
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