Navigation Links
College of Veterinary Medicine researcher doubles down on deadly, infectious cat diseases
Date:11/4/2013

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- If cats really had nine lives, one reason might be to help deal with the wide variety of diseases that threaten feline health.

Yunjeong Kim, a research assistant professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University, has developed a research approach that tackles two deadly infectious feline diseases at the same time. Her work is being supported by a $156,342 award from the Morris Animal Foundation.

"Coronavirus and calicivirus infections are very common among cats, and cats tend to get repeatedly infected by these viruses throughout their lifetime," said Kim, who works in the college's diagnostic medicine and pathobiology department. "Feline coronavirus can cause gastroenteritis, and calicivirus often causes ulcerative upper respiratory infection with gingivitis and stomatitis. In most cases, these viral infections are mild and self-limited."

But Kim says some cats that are infected with these viruses develop life-threatening illnesses with high fatality. The deadly form of feline coronavirus infection, feline infectious peritonitis, or FIP, has been recognized since the early 1970s and is currently the leading infectious cause of death in young cats. More recently, virulent systemic feline calicivirus infection, or vs-FCV, has emerged associated with a systemic infection that is frequently fatal. Since 1998, numerous outbreaks of vs-FCV infection have been reported in animal shelters and catteries with mortality as high as 67 percent.

Vaccines are available for FIP and vs-FCV, but their field application seems to be limited or not recommended due to various reasons, and there is no antiviral drug for these viral infections. That means there is a great need for safe and effective antiviral drugs for these diseases.

"We have been working on a virus protease that is highly conserved among some viruses, including coronavirus and calicivirus," Kim said. "This virus protease, 3C-li
'/>"/>

Contact: Yunjeong Kim
ykim@vet.k-state.edu
785-532-4616
Kansas State University
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Experts from NYU Langone present new research at American College of Rheumatology 2013 Annual Meeting
2. New HIV-1 replication pathway discovered by NYU College of Dentistry researchers
3. Albert Einstein College of Medicine hosts conference on Jewish genetic research
4. College kids who dont drink milk could face serious consequences
5. Unlikely partners create innovative product for college biology
6. FASEB MARC Travel Awards announced for the 2013 American College of Sports Medicine Northwest Chapter Meeting
7. University of Arizona Engineering College pursues water technology innovation cluster
8. NTU Provost receives prestigious Imperial College fellowship joining the ranks of top UK scientists
9. NIH grant funds Boston College research into illnesses afflicting people living with HIV
10. Michael Barnett of Boston College named Professor of the Year for Massachusetts
11. Partnership enhances biology teaching at California community colleges
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
College of Veterinary Medicine researcher doubles down on deadly, infectious cat diseases
(Date:4/10/2015)... 2015 Research and Markets ( ... "Security Competitive Profiles - NEC" report to their ... NEC will continue to supply a range of IT ... a company focus on the development of a Big ... opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region ...
(Date:4/6/2015)... , Apr. 6, 2015 NXT-ID, Inc. ... a biometric authentication company focused on the growing ... filed provisional patent 62/143028 for MINIATURE, ... ENERGY TRANSFER  NXT-ID introduces a new ... This patent surrounds the use of miniature antenna ...
(Date:4/2/2015)... Sweden , April 2, 2015 ... for Q1 2015 attributed to somewhat higher than 125 ... in the year-end report 2014 that revenues for Q1 ... that the company reported for Q4 2014. The operating ... to be negative. The complete interim report will as ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NEC Security Competitive Profile 2015 2NXT-ID Patents Miniature, Low Power Wireless Magnetic Stripe 2NXT-ID Patents Miniature, Low Power Wireless Magnetic Stripe 3NXT-ID Patents Miniature, Low Power Wireless Magnetic Stripe 4Fingerprint Cards Revises Revenues for Q1 2015 2
... Chang Lu and his chemical engineering research group at ... of DNA payloads into cells. The description of their work ... a Chip (issue 16), the premier journal for researchers ... in the July 8 issue of Nature magazine ...
... JOLLA, CA-One of the most pivotal steps in evolution-the ... as much retooling as commonly believed, found a globe-spanning ... Institute for Biological Studies and the US Department of ... genomes of the multicellular algae Volvox carteri ...
... rises outdoors, it,s a fitting time to consider the ... Complex interactions among temperature, water cycling, and plant ... to be answered as we face a rapidly changing ... California, Berkeley) recently tackled one aspect of the challenging ...
Cached Biology News:A new spin on drug delivery 2Origins of multicellularity: All in the family 2Origins of multicellularity: All in the family 3Ferns and fog on the forest floor 2
(Date:5/5/2015)... Franz Inc ., the leading supplier of ... product, AllegroGraph, has been named a Champion by Bloor Research ... AllegroGraph is a high performance Semantic Graph Database that ... are skyrocketing in popularity and have grown by 400% in ... ranking by DB-Engines. , “We are excited that Graph ...
(Date:5/5/2015)... , May 05, 2015 Research and Markets ... addition of the "Clinical Laboratory, Molecular Diagnostics ... 2015 to 2019 - Europe Version" report ... especially in the area of molecular diagnostics and ... and evolving world market that is moving out ...
(Date:5/5/2015)... , May 5, 2015  Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. ... the first quarter 2015 on Friday, May 8 before ... a live webcast and conference call at 8:30 a.m. ... live call may be accessed by phone by calling ... 39586962. The webcast can be accessed live on the ...
(Date:5/5/2015)... Farmington Hills, MI (PRWEB) May 05, 2015 ... a premier Parker Hannifin distributor, announces the launch ... to provide fleet operators with a convenient way ... LNG maintenance products . , The ... 1 to 100,000 vehicles with direct access to ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Bloor Research Positions AllegroGraph as a ‘Champion’ in Burgeoning Graph Database Market 2Bloor Research Positions AllegroGraph as a ‘Champion’ in Burgeoning Graph Database Market 3European Clinical Laboratory, Molecular Diagnostics and Genomic Testing Services Market 2015-2019 2Exotic Automation & Supply Launches Ecommerce Website 2
... LYNBROOK, N.Y., June 29 BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. (Nasdaq: ... collagenase-based products, announced today that it was added to the ... of the U.S. markets on June 29, 2009. The Russell ... to be a comprehensive representation of the investable U.S. equity ...
... Kendle (Nasdaq: KNDL ), a leading, ... of Jarrod Pontius to the position of Chief Legal ... leadership for all legal services, corporate governance and general ... based in Kendle,s global headquarters in Cincinnati and will ...
... , , , BATESVILLE, Ind., June ... the sale of Hill-Rom,s patents and intellectual property relating to ... KCI ). Hill-Rom,s NPWT portfolio included U.S. ... components, protocols, and related therapies. The transaction is effective immediately. ...
Cached Biology Technology:BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. Added to Russell 3000 and Russell 2000 Indexes 2Kendle Names Jarrod Pontius Chief Legal Officer 2Hill-Rom Announces Sale of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Intellectual Property 2Hill-Rom Announces Sale of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Intellectual Property 3
Mol wt: average mol wt16,951.27 Da by calculation...
A set of five peptides which can be used to calibrate a Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) or Electrospray Ionization (ESI) mass spectrometer....
... Linkage: This CLS number is ... to easily match Cornings product ... yet, please order under the ... contact customer service for assistance. ...
... Linkage: This CLS number is ... to easily match Cornings product ... yet, please order under the ... contact customer service for assistance. ...
Biology Products: