Affiliation: University of California
- Pan-viral screening of respiratory tract infections in adults with and without asthma reveals unexpected human coronavirus and human rhinovirus diversityAmy Kistler
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94158, USA
J Infect Dis 196:817-25. 2007....
- Experimental induction of proventricular dilatation disease in cockatiels (Nymphicus hollandicus) inoculated with brain homogenates containing avian bornavirus 4Ady Y Gancz
The Exotic Clinic, Herzlyia, Israel
Virol J 6:100. 2009..However, it remains unclear whether ABV infection actually causes PDD. To address this question, we examined the impact of ABV inoculation on the cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus)...
- Genome-wide diversity and selective pressure in the human rhinovirusAmy L Kistler
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
Virol J 4:40. 2007..Previous comparative genome sequence analyses indicate that recombination drives diversification in multiple genera of the picornavirus family, yet it remains unclear if this holds for HRV...
- Recovery of divergent avian bornaviruses from cases of proventricular dilatation disease: identification of a candidate etiologic agentAmy L Kistler
Departments of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Medicine, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California, San Francisco, 94143, USA
Virol J 5:88. 2008..For almost 40 years, a viral etiology for PDD has been suspected, but to date no candidate etiologic agent has been reproducibly linked to the disease...
- Analysis of naturally occurring avian bornavirus infection and transmission during an outbreak of proventricular dilatation disease among captive psittacine birdsAmy L Kistler
Howard Hughes Medical Institute and UCSF Biochemistry and Biophysics, 1700 4th St, QB3 Room 403, San Francisco, CA 94143 2542, USA
J Virol 84:2176-9. 2010..These findings demonstrate that ABV infection precedes the development of PDD. ABV-specific Western blotting and reverse transcription-PCR indicate that ABV2 is not strictly neurotropic...
- Achalasia and viral infection: new insights from veterinary medicineDon Ganem
Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
Sci Transl Med 2:33ps24. 2010..These findings demonstrate that viruses can induce achalasia-like pathophysiology and have renewed interest in the search for infectious agents in this enigmatic human disease...