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Author Topic: Identification of the Cellular Receptor for Feline Coronaviruses  (Read 1566 times)
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Sandi K
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« on: December 28, 2009, 07:16:02 PM »

I was reading this and am having a hard time deciphering what it means.  With Sophers and her coronavirus load, I always like to keep up with this stuff....can anyone help me decipher what it really means?

http://www.winnfelinehealth.org/Library/08-006_Progress_Report_11-09_final.pdf
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3catkidneyfailure
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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2009, 06:59:52 AM »

Sandi: It sounds like they're trying to develop a way to study coronavirus in the lab without actually infecting cats and possibly giving them FIP.

Susan Little is on Twitter as @catvetsusan. I think it's the same person. You could tweet and ask.

    *  Name Susan Little, DVM
    * Location Ottawa, Canada
    * Web http://www.winnfe...
    * Bio veterinarian specialized in feline medicine

http://www.winnfelinehealth.org/
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Sandi K
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2009, 07:00:30 PM »

I think I will do that, I was hoping it involved a better test to detect FIP...
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2009, 07:04:47 PM »

I agree with 3cats, Sandi.

It also appears that they are trying to identify which intestinal cell proteins are affected by the virus, as well as how the virus affects the white blood cells.  These methods of identification will better help them determine how the virus will or will not affect the cats.

FIP is obtained mostly through the nasal passages and that is why they tried the FIP vaccine as an intranasal vaccine.  No one is really using this vaccine, because it is a "live virus" and the manufacturer claims it will not replicate itself in the body, but we all know viruses do strange things.
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Sandi K
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2009, 07:08:27 PM »

Thanks Peg and 3cat, I appreciate the help in deciphering this stuff which is greek to me! 
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