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OBJECTIVE To develop a blocking ELISA for detection of bovine leukemia virus (BLV) antibodies that is comparable to a radioimmunoprecipitation (RIP) assay, to evaluate use of this ELISA for(More)
Previous studies have shown a significant association between polymorphisms of the BoLA DRB3 gene and Bovine Leukemia Virus (BLV) infection profile. The presence of allele *1501 has been associated(More)
Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) is a pleiotropic cytokine involved in the immune response against viral and other infections. Its expression levels are affected by a polymorphism in the promoter(More)
Bovine leukemia virus (BLV) is a B-cell tropic Deltaretrovirus that induces a lifelong infection and causes a fatal lymphosarcoma in less than 10% of the infected cattle. BLV is usually present in(More)