Jan Van Doorsselaere

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The first enzyme of the phenylpropanoid pathway, Phe ammonia-lyase (PAL), is encoded by four genes in Arabidopsis thaliana. Whereas PAL function is well established in various plants, an insight into the functional significance of individual gene family members is lacking. We show that in the absence of clear phenotypic alterations in the Arabidopsis pal1(More)
BACKGROUND Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) is divided into a European and North American genotype. East European PRRSV isolates have been found to be of the European genotype, but form different subtypes. In the present study, PRRSV was isolated from a Belarusian farm with reproductive and respiratory failure and designated(More)
This study examined whether antigenic differences among porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV-2) strains could be detected using monoclonal antibodies (mAbs). A subtractive immunization protocol was used for the genotype 2 post-weaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS)-associated PCV-2 strain Stoon-1,010. Sixteen stable hybridomas that produced mAbs with an(More)
Outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) have been reported in the past from several countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The aim of this study was to genotype ASF viruses (ASFVs) from the 2008 outbreak in Morogoro and Dar es Salaam regions of Tanzania. Tissue samples from domestic pigs that died as a result of severe haemorrhagic disease were collected and(More)
In the European Union, the definition of a GMO is technology-based. This means that a novel organism will be regulated under the GMO regulatory framework only if it has been developed with the use of defined techniques. This approach is now challenged with the emergence of new techniques. In this paper, we describe regulatory and safety issues associated(More)
BACKGROUND Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) causes major economic losses in the pig industry worldwide. In vivo, the virus infects a subpopulation of tissue macrophages. In vitro, PRRSV only replicates in primary pig macrophages and African green monkey kidney derived cells, such as Marc-145. The latter is currently used for(More)
Equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) replicates extensively in the epithelium of the upper respiratory tract, after which it can spread throughout the body via a cell-associated viremia in mononuclear leukocytes reaching the pregnant uterus and central nervous system. In a previous study, we were able to mimic the in vivo situation in an in vitro respiratory(More)
Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) strains have been classified into two major genotypes (PCV2a and PCV2b) and 8 genetic clusters: PCV2b-1A to PCV2b-1C and PCV2a-2A to PCV2a-2E. To date, no studies have been performed to antigenically subtype PCV2 strains enclosing eight PCV2 clusters. The present study aimed to antigenically subtype PCV2 and perform(More)
The porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) is one of the most important viral pathogens in the swine industry. Despite great efforts of pig holders, veterinarians, researchers and vaccine developers, the virus still causes major production losses. It is clear that efficient and correct monitoring and rational development of vaccines are(More)
5. Lau CL, Dobson A, Smythe L, Fearnley E, Skelly C, Clements A, et al. Leptospirosis in American Samoa 2010— epidemiology, environmental drivers, and the management of emergence. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2012;86:309–19. http://dx.doi. org/10.4269/ajtmh.2012.11-0398 6. Berlioz-Arthaud A, Kiedrzynski T, Singh N, Yvon JF, Roualen G, Coudert C, et al. Multicentre(More)