Special Issue "Comparative Studies of Virally Induced Immunodeficiency in Animals and Humans"
A special issue of Veterinary Sciences (ISSN 2306-7381).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2015).
Interests: molecular pathogenesis of feline immunodeficiency virus infection; vaccine development in animal models for HIV-1 AIDS; use of cytokines and TLR ligands as vaccine adjuvants; tumor immunology in companion animal cancer
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Early studies of clusters of human patients afflicted with opportunistic infections beginning in 1981 resulted in the recognition of a new syndrome designated as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Identification of the retrovirus human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) as the etiologic agent of AIDS was facilitated by knowledge at the time of animal retroviruses including feline leukemia virus (FeLV) and murine leukemia virus (MuLV). Subsequent characterization and investigations of more closely related animal retroviruses such as simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) have made a substantial impact on our understanding of HIV-1 pathogenesis and vaccine development. Moreover, SIV and FIV research continue to contribute significantly to our understanding of the nonhuman primate (NHP) and feline immune systems by characterizing immunomodulatory mechanisms both unique and shared with humans.
Original manuscripts that address mechanisms of virally induced acquired immunodeficiency (HIV, SIV, and FIV) across different species including NHP, companion animals, and man, are solicited for this special issue. Studies that use innovative or novel technologies to examine virological mechanisms or host pathogen interactions are particularly encouraged for submission.
Dr. Ellen (Liz) Sparger
Prof. Dr. Jane Sykes
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- virally induced immunodeficiency
- comparative virology
- animal models
- comparative lentivirus pathogenesis
- comparative lentivirus host interactions
- comparative immunomodulation
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