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Murine cytomegalovirus (MCMV) M78 is a member of the betaherpesvirus 'UL78 family' of seven transmembrane receptor (7TMR) genes. Previous studies of M78 and its counterpart in rat cytomegalovirus (RCMV) have suggested that these genes are required for efficient cell-cell spread of their respective viruses in tissue culture and demonstrated that gene(More)
Equid herpesvirus 2 (EHV-2), in common with other members of the subfamily Gammaherpesvirinae, encodes homologues of cellular seven-transmembrane receptors (7TMR), namely open reading frames (ORFs) E1, 74 and E6, which each show some similarity to cellular chemokine receptors. Whereas ORF74 and E6 are members of gammaherpesvirus-conserved 7TMR gene(More)
BACKGROUND African horse sickness virus (AHSV) causes a non-contagious, infectious disease in equids, with mortality rates that can exceed 90% in susceptible horse populations. AHSV vaccines play a crucial role in the control of the disease; however, there are concerns over the use of polyvalent live attenuated vaccines particularly in areas where AHSV is(More)
The murine cytomegalovirus (MCMV) M33 gene is conserved among all betaherpesviruses and encodes a homologue of seven-transmembrane receptors (7TMR) with the capacity for constitutive signaling. Previous studies have demonstrated that M33 is important for MCMV dissemination to or replication within the salivary glands. In this study, we probed N- and(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify risk factors for failure of outpatient antibiotic therapy (OPAT) in infective endocarditis (IE). PATIENTS AND METHODS We identified IE cases managed at a single centre over 12 years from a prospectively maintained database. 'OPAT failure' was defined as unplanned readmission or antibiotic switch due to adverse drug reaction or(More)
Identification of risk factors which are associated with severe clinical signs can assist in the management of disease outbreaks and indicate future research areas. Pregnancy loss during late gestation in the mare compromises welfare, reduces fecundity and has financial implications for horse owners. This retrospective study focussed on the identification(More)
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