Yvonne Kessler

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Affiliation: University of Zurich
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. pmc In vivo transmission studies of 'Candidatus Mycoplasma turicensis' in the domestic cat
    Kristina Museux
    Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Res 40:45. 2009
  2. pmc Protection from reinfection in "Candidatus Mycoplasma turicensis"-infected cats and characterization of the immune response
    Marilisa Novacco
    Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, Zurich, 8057, Switzerland
    Vet Res 43:82. 2012
  3. pmc Stimulation with a class A CpG oligonucleotide enhances resistance to infection with feline viruses from five different families
    Céline Robert-Tissot
    Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, CH 8057, Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Res 43:60. 2012
  4. pmc Chronic "Candidatus Mycoplasma turicensis" infection
    Marilisa Novacco
    Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Res 42:59. 2011
  5. pmc Dominance of highly divergent feline leukemia virus A progeny variants in a cat with recurrent viremia and fatal lymphoma
    A Katrin Helfer-Hungerbuehler
    Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Retrovirology 7:14. 2010
  6. doi request reprint How molecular methods change our views of FeLV infection and vaccination
    Regina Hofmann-Lehmann
    Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstr 260, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Immunol Immunopathol 123:119-23. 2008
  7. pmc Quantitative TaqMan real-time PCR assays for gene expression normalisation in feline tissues
    Yvonne Kessler
    University of Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Mol Biol 10:106. 2009
  8. pmc Development and application of a universal Hemoplasma screening assay based on the SYBR green PCR principle
    Barbara Willi
    Clinical Laboratory, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Clin Microbiol 47:4049-54. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Real-time PCR-based prevalence study, infection follow-up and molecular characterization of canine hemotropic mycoplasmas
    Nicole Wengi
    Department for Farm Animals, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Microbiol 126:132-41. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Reassessment of feline leukaemia virus (FeLV) vaccines with novel sensitive molecular assays
    Regina Hofmann-Lehmann
    Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstr 260, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vaccine 24:1087-94. 2006

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  1. pmc In vivo transmission studies of 'Candidatus Mycoplasma turicensis' in the domestic cat
    Kristina Museux
    Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Res 40:45. 2009
    ..In conclusion, CMt transmission by social contact seems less likely than transmission by aggressive interaction. The latter transmission may occur if the recipient cat is exposed to blood from an infected cat...
  2. pmc Protection from reinfection in "Candidatus Mycoplasma turicensis"-infected cats and characterization of the immune response
    Marilisa Novacco
    Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, Zurich, 8057, Switzerland
    Vet Res 43:82. 2012
    ..In conclusion, this study describes, for the first time, the occurrence of immunological protection within the same hemoplasma species. Furthermore, the immune response during CMt infections appeared to be skewed toward the Th2 type...
  3. pmc Stimulation with a class A CpG oligonucleotide enhances resistance to infection with feline viruses from five different families
    Céline Robert-Tissot
    Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, CH 8057, Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Res 43:60. 2012
    ..Altogether, our data highlight the promising potential of CpG-A to induce a preventive antiviral state in the cat and to protect feline populations against a broad range of virus infections...
  4. pmc Chronic "Candidatus Mycoplasma turicensis" infection
    Marilisa Novacco
    Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Res 42:59. 2011
    ..Our results enhance the knowledge of "Candidatus M. turicensis" infection pathogenesis and are clinically relevant to the prognosis of hemoplasma-infected cats...
  5. pmc Dominance of highly divergent feline leukemia virus A progeny variants in a cat with recurrent viremia and fatal lymphoma
    A Katrin Helfer-Hungerbuehler
    Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Retrovirology 7:14. 2010
    ..5 years after the initial experimental exposure to FeLV-A/Glasgow-1. The goals of the present study were to investigate this FeLV reoccurrence and molecularly characterize the progeny viruses...
  6. doi request reprint How molecular methods change our views of FeLV infection and vaccination
    Regina Hofmann-Lehmann
    Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstr 260, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Immunol Immunopathol 123:119-23. 2008
    ..The use of sensitive molecular methods will contribute to a more in-depth understanding of the FeLV pathogenesis...
  7. pmc Quantitative TaqMan real-time PCR assays for gene expression normalisation in feline tissues
    Yvonne Kessler
    University of Zurich, Switzerland
    BMC Mol Biol 10:106. 2009
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  8. pmc Development and application of a universal Hemoplasma screening assay based on the SYBR green PCR principle
    Barbara Willi
    Clinical Laboratory, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Clin Microbiol 47:4049-54. 2009
    ..The SYBR green PCR assay described here is a suitable tool to screen for known and so-far-undiscovered hemoplasma species. Positive results should be confirmed by specific TaqMan PCR or sequencing...
  9. ncbi request reprint Real-time PCR-based prevalence study, infection follow-up and molecular characterization of canine hemotropic mycoplasmas
    Nicole Wengi
    Department for Farm Animals, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Microbiol 126:132-41. 2008
    ..sanguineus. Nonetheless, veterinarians may expect hemoplasma infections in dogs with a travel history and/or after potential tick vector exposure...
  10. ncbi request reprint Reassessment of feline leukaemia virus (FeLV) vaccines with novel sensitive molecular assays
    Regina Hofmann-Lehmann
    Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstr 260, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vaccine 24:1087-94. 2006
    ..The loads were significantly associated with the infection outcome. Thus, commonly used FeLV vaccines understood to be successful model antiretroviral vaccines protecting against FeLV-related diseases do not confer sterilizing immunity...
  11. doi request reprint Real-time PCR investigation of feline leukemia virus proviral and viral RNA loads in leukocyte subsets
    Valentino Cattori
    Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstreet 260, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Immunol Immunopathol 123:124-8. 2008
    ..These results indicate that FeLV persistent viremia is associated with secondary viremia of bone marrow origin, whereas regressive cats only sustain a non-productive infection in low numbers of lymphocytes...
  12. ncbi request reprint Vaccination against the feline leukaemia virus: outcome and response categories and long-term follow-up
    Regina Hofmann-Lehmann
    Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstr 260, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vaccine 25:5531-9. 2007
    ..Persistence of plasma viral RNA was moderately associated with reactivation of FeLV infection. In conclusion, sensitive molecular assays are important tools for reviewing pathogenesis of FeLV infection...
  13. doi request reprint Association between endogenous feline leukemia virus loads and exogenous feline leukemia virus infection in domestic cats
    Ravi Tandon
    Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Virus Res 135:136-43. 2008
    ..In conclusion, our results demonstrated an association between enFeLV loads and FeLV replication but not outcome of infection. enFeLV should be considered as an important confounder in experimental FeLV infection or vaccination studies...
  14. pmc Concurrent infections with vector-borne pathogens associated with fatal hemolytic anemia in a cattle herd in Switzerland
    Regina Hofmann-Lehmann
    Clinical Laboratory, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    J Clin Microbiol 42:3775-80. 2004
    ..It remains to be seen whether similar disease outbreaks will have to be anticipated in northern Europe in the future...
  15. pmc Identification, molecular characterization, and occurrence of two bovine hemoplasma species in Swiss cattle and development of real-time TaqMan quantitative PCR assays for diagnosis of bovine hemoplasma infections
    Marina L Meli
    Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    J Clin Microbiol 48:3563-8. 2010
    ..wenyonii and exhibited higher M. wenyonii blood loads than animals with unrelated diseases and healthy animals. Coinfections may increase the pathogenicity and clinical significance of bovine hemoplasmosis...
  16. pmc Phylogenetic analysis of "Candidatus Mycoplasma turicensis" isolates from pet cats in the United Kingdom, Australia, and South Africa, with analysis of risk factors for infection
    Barbara Willi
    Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland, and Bryanston Veterinary Hospital, South Africa
    J Clin Microbiol 44:4430-5. 2006
    ..In summary, "Candidatus Mycoplasma turicensis" infection in pet cats exists over a wide geographical area and significantly decreased PCV values are observed in cats coinfected with other feline hemoplasmas...
  17. ncbi request reprint Cellular segregation of feline leukemia provirus and viral RNA in leukocyte subsets of long-term experimentally infected cats
    Andrea C Pepin
    Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Virus Res 127:9-16. 2007
    ..The herein described methods are important prerequisites to gain a deeper insight into the pathogenesis of FeLV infection...
  18. doi request reprint Quantification of endogenous and exogenous feline leukemia virus sequences by real-time PCR assays
    Ravi Tandon
    Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Immunol Immunopathol 123:129-33. 2008
    ..In conclusion, the quantitative real-time PCR assays described herein are important prerequisites to quantify enFeLV proviral loads in felids and thus are important tools to investigate the role of enFeLV loads in FeLV infection...
  19. ncbi request reprint From Haemobartonella to hemoplasma: molecular methods provide new insights
    Barbara Willi
    Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, 8057, Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Microbiol 125:197-209. 2007
    ..Based on a potential vector-borne and interspecies transmission, a zoonotic potential of hemoplasmas should be further investigated...
  20. pmc Prevalence, risk factor analysis, and follow-up of infections caused by three feline hemoplasma species in cats in Switzerland
    Barbara Willi
    Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Clin Microbiol 44:961-9. 2006
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Copy number polymorphism of endogenous feline leukemia virus-like sequences
    Ravi Tandon
    Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Mol Cell Probes 21:257-66. 2007
    ..The assays described herein are important prerequisites to quantify enFeLV loads and thus to investigate the influence of enFeLV loads on the course of FeLV infection...
  22. ncbi request reprint Absolute quantitation of feline leukemia virus proviral DNA and viral RNA loads by TaqMan real-time PCR and RT-PCR
    Valentino Cattori
    Clinical Laboratory, University of Zeurich, Winterthurerstrasse, Zurick, Switzerland
    Methods Mol Biol 429:73-87. 2008
    ..cRNA is synthesized from the linearized plasmid DNA. Standard DNA and RNA are quantified, diluted and used to determine efficiency, sensitivity, linear amplification range, and precision of the quantitative TaqMan real-time PCR assays...
  23. pmc Exposure of cats to low doses of FeLV: seroconversion as the sole parameter of infection
    Andrea Major
    Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, 8057, Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Res 41:17. 2010
    ..Therefore, commonly used detection methods do not detect all FeLV-infected animals, possibly leading to an underestimation of the prevalence of infection...
  24. doi request reprint The kinetics of feline leukaemia virus shedding in experimentally infected cats are associated with infection outcome
    Valentino Cattori
    Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Microbiol 133:292-6. 2009
    ..To determine the clinically relevant outcome of FeLV infection in exposed cats, however, p27 antigen levels in the peripheral blood should be measured...
  25. pmc Worldwide occurrence of feline hemoplasma infections in wild felid species
    Barbara Willi
    Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Clin Microbiol 45:1159-66. 2007
    ..In conclusion, 9 out of 15 wild felid species from three different continents were found to be infected with feline hemoplasmas. The effect of feline hemoplasma infections on wild felid populations needs to be further investigated...
  26. doi request reprint Feline leukemia virus infection: a threat for the survival of the critically endangered Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus)
    Marina L Meli
    Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Immunol Immunopathol 134:61-7. 2010
    ..It could result in epidemics that have the potential to eradicate the entire lynx population...
  27. pmc Molecular Investigations of Rickettsia helvetica infection in dogs, foxes, humans, and Ixodes ticks
    Felicitas S Boretti
    Clinic for Small Animal Internal Medicine, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Appl Environ Microbiol 75:3230-7. 2009
    ..e., R. helvetica was 13 times more frequent in unfed ticks than the tick-borne encephalitis virus), many mammals may be exposed to R. helvetica. The PCR assay described here represents an important tool for studying this topic...
  28. ncbi request reprint Antibody induction after combined application of an adjuvanted recombinant FeLV vaccine and a multivalent modified live virus vaccine with a chlamydial component
    Chantal Brunner
    Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vaccine 24:1838-46. 2006
    ..felis but diminished for FPV. The use of these vaccines in combination was safe and will simplify vaccination schedules in veterinary practice...
  29. pmc Real-time PCR investigation of potential vectors, reservoirs, and shedding patterns of feline hemotropic mycoplasmas
    Barbara Willi
    Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Appl Environ Microbiol 73:3798-802. 2007
    ..Neither the investigated tick nor the rodent population seems to represent a major reservoir for feline hemotropic mycoplasmas in Switzerland...
  30. ncbi request reprint Quantitation of feline leukaemia virus viral and proviral loads by TaqMan real-time polymerase chain reaction
    Ravi Tandon
    Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Virol Methods 130:124-32. 2005
    ..Thus, for most effective detection of FeLV exposure and characterization of the infection in a cat, PCR assays are recommended as diagnostic tools...
  31. doi request reprint Importance of canine distemper virus (CDV) infection in free-ranging Iberian lynxes (Lynx pardinus)
    Marina L Meli
    Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Microbiol 146:132-7. 2010
    ..To reduce the infectious pressure of CDV on this endangered population, a mass dog vaccination should be considered...
  32. pmc Identification, characterization, and application of a recombinant antigen for the serological investigation of feline hemotropic Mycoplasma infections
    Godelind A Wolf-Jäckel
    Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 17:1917-25. 2010
    ..This is the first description of a full-length purified recombinant feline hemoplasma antigen that can readily be applied in future pathogenesis studies and may have potential for application in a diagnostic serological test...
  33. doi request reprint In vitro inhibition of feline leukaemia virus infection by synthetic peptides derived from the transmembrane domain
    Eva Boenzli
    Clinical Laboratory, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Antivir Ther 16:905-13. 2011
    ..We identified and synthetically produced 11 FeLV peptides and evaluated their potential to block FeLV infection in vitro...
  34. doi request reprint Prevalence and geographical distribution of canine hemotropic mycoplasma infections in Mediterranean countries and analysis of risk factors for infection
    Marilisa Novacco
    Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Microbiol 142:276-84. 2010
    ..The climate and living conditions seemed to influence canine hemoplasma prevalence. The clinical importance of canine hemoplasma infections appeared to be low, but the infection stage of the presented dogs was unknown...
  35. ncbi request reprint Rapid detection of feline leukemia virus provirus integration into feline genomic DNA
    Valentino Cattori
    Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Mol Cell Probes 20:172-81. 2006
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Babesiosis in free-ranging chamois (Rupicapra r. rupicapra) from Switzerland
    Stefan Hoby
    Centre for Fish and Wildlife Health, Institute of Animal Pathology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Berne, Langgassstrasse 122, 3001 Bern, Switzerland
    Vet Parasitol 148:341-5. 2007
    ..This is the first report of fatal Babesia infections in chamois raising the question of an emerging disease in this species...
  37. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of recombinant human thyroid-stimulating hormone to test thyroid function in dogs suspected of having hypothyroidism
    Felicitas S Boretti
    Clinic for Small Animal Internal Medicine, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Vet Res 67:2012-6. 2006
    ..To evaluate the use of recombinant human (rh) thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) in dogs with suspected hypothyroidism...
  38. pmc Feline leukemia virus and other pathogens as important threats to the survival of the critically endangered Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus)
    Marina L Meli
    Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 4:e4744. 2009
    ..In this context, a retrospective survey on prevalence of selected feline pathogens in free-ranging lynxes was initiated...
  39. doi request reprint Haemotrophic Mycoplasma infection in horses
    Sarah M Dieckmann
    Institute of Veterinary Bacteriology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 270, Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Microbiol 145:351-3. 2010
    ..Using a HM specific PCR assay and subsequent sequencing the infective agents isolated from the blood of said horses were confirmed as closely related to the HM species Mycoplasma haemofelis and 'Candidatus Mycoplasma haemobos'...
  40. doi request reprint Thyroid enlargement and its relationship to clinicopathological parameters and T(4) status in suspected hyperthyroid cats
    Felicitas S Boretti
    Clinic for Small Animal Internal Medicine, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstr 260, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Feline Med Surg 11:286-92. 2009
    ..Our study demonstrates that although no reliable conclusion on the functional status of the thyroid can be drawn based on its size the likelihood of hyperthyroidism increases with increasing size of the gland...
  41. doi request reprint Development and application of a real-time TaqMan(®) qPCR assay for detection and quantification of 'Candidatus Mycoplasma haemolamae' in South American camelids
    Marina L Meli
    Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Microbiol 146:290-4. 2010
    ..haemolamae' and may be used in future studies to investigate the prevalence, pathogenesis and treatment follow-up of hemoplasma infections in South American camelids...
  42. doi request reprint The innate antiviral immune system of the cat: molecular tools for the measurement of its state of activation
    Céline Robert-Tissot
    Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstr 260, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Immunol Immunopathol 143:269-81. 2011
    ....
  43. pmc Identification, molecular characterization, and experimental transmission of a new hemoplasma isolate from a cat with hemolytic anemia in Switzerland
    Barbara Willi
    Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Clin Microbiol 43:2581-5. 2005
    ..coccoides and M. haemomuris. A quantitative real-time PCR assay specific for this newly discovered agent was developed, which will be a prerequisite for the diagnosis of infections with the new hemoplasma isolate...
  44. pmc Seroprevalence of selected infectious agents in a free-ranging, low-density lion population in the Central Kalahari Game Reserves in Botswana
    Sandra Ramsauer
    Zoological Institute, Zurich University, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 14:808-10. 2007
    ..4%). Canine distemper virus and feline calicivirus occurred with a low prevalence. All individuals tested negative for feline coronavirus, feline parvovirus, feline leukemia virus, Ehrlichia canis, and Anaplasma phagocytophilum...
  45. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the biological activity of recombinant human thyroid-stimulating hormone with bovine thyroid-stimulating hormone and evaluation of recombinant human thyroid-stimulating hormone in healthy dogs of different breeds
    Felicitas S Boretti
    Clinic for Small Animal Internal Medicine, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Am J Vet Res 67:1169-72. 2006
    ..To evaluate whether use of recombinant human (rh) thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) induces equivalent stimulation, compared with bovine TSH (bTSH), and to evaluate activity of rhTSH in dogs of various large breeds...
  46. doi request reprint Evaluation of the Mythic 18 hematology analyzer for use with canine, feline, and equine samples
    Andrea K Wassmuth
    Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    J Vet Diagn Invest 23:436-53. 2011
    ..As with all impedance-based hematological instruments, evaluation of a blood smear is absolutely indicated to check for the presence of platelet aggregates, to verify WBC differentiation, and to identify possible abnormalities...
  47. pmc Feline coronavirus serotypes 1 and 2: seroprevalence and association with disease in Switzerland
    Maya Kummrow
    Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 12:1209-15. 2005
    ..When serology is used in addition to clinical signs, hematology, and clinical chemistry results as an aid to diagnose clinical FIP, TGEV shows a diagnostic efficiency equal to that of a FCoV antigen...
  48. pmc First morphological characterization of 'Candidatus Mycoplasma turicensis' using electron microscopy
    Barbara Willi
    Clinical Laboratory, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Microbiol 149:367-73. 2011
    ..This is the first study to provide morphological evidence of CMt thereby confirming its status as a distinct haemoplasma species, and to present electron microscopic features of CMhm...
  49. doi request reprint Quantification and molecular characterization of the feline leukemia virus A receptor
    A Katrin Helfer-Hungerbuehler
    Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Infect Genet Evol 11:1940-50. 2011
    ..The differential susceptibility of different species to FeLV could not be attributed to variations in the fTHTR1 sequence...
  50. doi request reprint Serum protein concentrations from clinically healthy horses determined by agarose gel electrophoresis
    Barbara Riond
    Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Clin Pathol 38:73-7. 2009
    ..Reference values for horses using agarose gel as a support medium have not been reported...
  51. ncbi request reprint Performance evaluation of the Sysmex pocH-100iV Diff hematology analyzer for analysis of canine, feline, equine, and bovine blood
    Barbara Riond
    Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Clin Pathol 40:484-95. 2011
    ..The Sysmex pocH-100iV Diff is an impedance hematology analyzer recently introduced for point-of-care use in veterinary practices in Europe...
  52. ncbi request reprint Seroprevalence of anaplasmosis among cattle in Switzerland in 1998 and 2003: no evidence of an emerging disease
    Ute M Dreher
    Clinical Laboratory, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 260, CH 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
    Vet Microbiol 107:71-9. 2005
    ..This reaction is in accordance with A. marginale or a cross reacting agent such as Anaplasma ovis. From our results we conclude that the hypothesis of an increased prevalence of anaplasmosis in cattle in Switzerland must be rejected...
  53. doi request reprint 2008 American Association of Feline Practitioners' feline retrovirus management guidelines
    Julie Levy
    Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    J Feline Med Surg 10:300-16. 2008
    ..More research is needed to identify best practices to improve long-term outcomes following retroviral infections in cats...
  54. ncbi request reprint Convergent evolution of SIV env after independent inoculation of rhesus macaques with infectious proviral DNA
    Kathleen A Buckley
    Department of Cancer Immunology and AIDS, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, JFB 809, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Virology 312:470-80. 2003
    ..Together, these data indicate that the env genes of SIVmac239, SIVdelta3, and SIVdelta3+, in the context of different proviral backbones, evolve similarly in different hosts during disease progression...
  55. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of three species of feline haemoplasmas in samples submitted to a diagnostics service as determined by three novel real-time duplex PCR assays
    Iain R Peters
    School of Clinical Veterinary Science, University of Bristol, Langford House, Langford, Bristol BS40 5DU, UK
    Vet Microbiol 126:142-50. 2008
    ..CMhm was the most common infection and CMt infections were often associated with co-infection with other haemoplasma species, especially CMhm...
  56. pmc RNase P RNA gene (rnpB) phylogeny of Hemoplasmas and other Mycoplasma species
    Iain R Peters
    School of Clinical Veterinary Science, University of Bristol, North Somerset, United Kingdom
    J Clin Microbiol 46:1873-7. 2008
    ..Phylogenetic analysis of these sequences showed that all hemoplasmas were present within a single clade and were most closely related to Mycoplasma fastidiosum, similar to the results found with 16S rRNA gene phylogeny...
  57. ncbi request reprint Quantitation of simian cytokine and beta-chemokine mRNAs, using real-time reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction: variations in expression during chronic primate lentivirus infection
    Regina Hofmann-Lehmann
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 18:627-39. 2002
    ..The newly established quantitative real-time RT-PCR assays will allow the determination of cytokine and beta-chemokine patterns in rhesus macaques in studies of microbial pathogenesis or vaccine development...
  58. pmc Coinfection with Schistosoma mansoni reactivates viremia in rhesus macaques with chronic simian-human immunodeficiency virus clade C infection
    Mila Ayash-Rashkovsky
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, Boston, MA 02115 6084, USA
    Infect Immun 75:1751-6. 2007
    ..05). Thus, S. mansoni coinfection significantly increased viral replication and induced T-cell subset alterations in monkeys with chronic SHIV clade C infection...
  59. ncbi request reprint Live attenuated, nef-deleted SIV is pathogenic in most adult macaques after prolonged observation
    Regina Hofmann-Lehmann
    Department of Cancer Immunology and AIDS, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    AIDS 17:157-66. 2003
    ..In the present study, we demonstrate that SIVmac239Delta3 is pathogenic in most vaccinated adult monkeys, given enough time...
  60. ncbi request reprint Fat intake modifies vascular responsiveness and receptor expression of vasoconstrictors: implications for diet-induced obesity
    Alexa L Mundy
    Department of Medicine, Internal Medicine I, Medical Policlinic, University Hospital Zurich, Ramistrasse 100, CH 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
    Cardiovasc Res 73:368-75. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of dietary fat content on vasoreactivity and receptor expression at the level of gene and protein expression...
  61. pmc Genome organization and reverse genetic analysis of a type I feline coronavirus
    Gergely Tekes
    Kantonal Hospital St Gallen, Research Department, 9007 St Gallen, Switzerland
    J Virol 82:1851-9. 2008
    ..Thus, our established reverse genetic system provides a suitable tool to study the molecular biology of serotype I FCoV...
  62. pmc Older rhesus macaque infants are more susceptible to oral infection with simian-human immunodeficiency virus 89.6P than neonates
    Agnes Laurence Chenine
    Department of Cancer Immunology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, JFB809, Boston, MA 02115 6084, USA
    J Virol 79:1333-6. 2005
    ..Thus, route of inoculation and age are important determinants of SHIV89.6P infectivity in rhesus macaques...
  63. ncbi request reprint Epizootiologic investigations of selected infectious disease agents in free-ranging Eurasian lynx from Sweden
    Marie Pierre Ryser-Degiorgis
    Department of Wildlife, National Veterinary Institute, SE 751 89 Uppsala, Sweden
    J Wildl Dis 41:58-66. 2005
    ..phagocytophila in four lynx, all serology was negative. All PCR results also were negative. It was concluded that free-ranging Swedish lynx do not have frequent contact with the infectious agents considered in this study...
  64. ncbi request reprint Genetic diversity of anaplasma species major surface proteins and implications for anaplasmosis serodiagnosis and vaccine development
    Jose De La Fuente
    Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078 2007, USA
    Anim Health Res Rev 6:75-89. 2005
    ..Information concerning the genetic diversity of Anaplasma spp. MSPs will likely influence the development of serodiagnostic assays and vaccine strategies for the control of anaplasmosis...
  65. ncbi request reprint Time dependence of protective post-exposure prophylaxis with human monoclonal antibodies against pathogenic SHIV challenge in newborn macaques
    Flavia Ferrantelli
    Department of Cancer Immunology and AIDS, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Virology 358:69-78. 2007
    ..Taken together with our results from other PEP studies, these data show that the success of passive immunization depends on the nmAb potency/dose and the time window between virus exposure and start of immunotherapy...
  66. ncbi request reprint First evidence of feline herpesvirus, calicivirus, parvovirus, and Ehrlichia exposure in Brazilian free-ranging felids
    Claudia Filoni
    Departamento de Patologia, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinaria e Zootecnia, Universidade de Sã o Paulo, Avenida Prof Dr Orlando Marques de Paiva 87, 05508 270, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
    J Wildl Dis 42:470-7. 2006
    ..Antibodies to FHV 1, FCV, FCoV, FPV, FeLV, FIV, PLV or related viruses, and to B. henselae were detected. Furthermore, high-titered antibodies to E. canis or a closely related agent were detected in a puma for the first time...
  67. ncbi request reprint Combined effect of zidovudine (ZDV), lamivudine (3TC) and abacavir (ABC) antiretroviral therapy in suppressing in vitro FIV replication
    Leslie R Bisset
    Swiss National Center for Retroviruses, University of Zurich, Gloriastrasse 30, CH 8028, Zurich, Switzerland
    Antiviral Res 53:35-45. 2002
    ..However, in contrast to its effect on HIV replication, the ribonucleotide reductase inhibitor hydroxyurea (HU) is unable to effectively control in vitro FIV replication...