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Special Issue "Comparative Studies on HIV and FIV in Animals and Humans"
A special issue of Veterinary Sciences (ISSN 2306-7381).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 December 2016).
Interests: feline immunodeficiency virus; human immunodeficiency virus; inflammation; neurodegeneration; macrophages; microglia
Interests: comparative immunology; animal models; regulatory T cells; CD8+ T cells; lymphocyte epigenetics
Animal models are essential components of efforts devoted to the development of treatments for diseases and injury for both human and veterinary medicine. This is clearly demonstrated for feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), where research has not only led to the development of a vaccine effective against heterologous virus challenge, but also has provided a wealth of information on retroviral biology, immunology and neuro-immune interactions relevant to humans infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The success of efforts focused on the development of interventions for human diseases depends not only on the unique information provided by animal models but also on successful translation of findings from animal studies to humans. The melding of veterinary and human medicine is essential to the process but often receives too little attention leading to costly, inefficient and often-ineffective development strategies. In this Special Issue, “Comparative Studies on HIV and FIV in Animals and Humans”, original articles and short communications will highlight cutting-edge lentiviral research focusing on translational applications. As a complement to original research, several mini-reviews discussing contributions and limitations of the FIV model to our understanding of retroviral pathogenesis will be included. We are excited about this opportunity to present recent advances using this important translational model.
Rick Meeker, PhD
Jonathan Fogle, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Veterinary Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- animal models
- immune deficiency
- immune activation
- nervous system
- immune regulation