Immunogenetics of Small Ruminant Lentiviral Infections
AbstractThe small ruminant lentiviruses (SRLV) include the caprine arthritis encephalitis virus (CAEV) and the Maedi-Visna virus (MVV). Both of these viruses limit production and can be a major source of economic loss to producers. Little is known about how the immune system recognizes and responds to SRLVs, but due to similarities with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), HIV research can shed light on the possible immune mechanisms that control or lead to disease progression. This review will focus on the host immune response to HIV-1 and SRLV, and will discuss the possibility of breeding for enhanced SRLV disease resistance. View Full-Text
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Stonos, N.; Wootton, S.K.; Karrow, N. Immunogenetics of Small Ruminant Lentiviral Infections. Viruses 2014, 6, 3311-3333.
Stonos N, Wootton SK, Karrow N. Immunogenetics of Small Ruminant Lentiviral Infections. Viruses. 2014; 6(8):3311-3333.Chicago/Turabian Style
Stonos, Nancy; Wootton, Sarah K.; Karrow, Niel. 2014. "Immunogenetics of Small Ruminant Lentiviral Infections." Viruses 6, no. 8: 3311-3333.