Sonalika Mahajan

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Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a highly contagious, economically important disease of transboundary importance. Regular vaccination with chemically inactivated FMD vaccine is the major means of controlling the disease in endemic countries like India. However, the selection of appropriate candidate vaccine strain and its adaptation in cell culture to yield(More)
Differentiation of infected from vaccinated animals (DIVA) is essential for effective control of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) by vaccination. The antibody response against FMD viral non-structural proteins (NSPs) has been used widely for this purpose. Among all the NSPs, the 3ABC polyprotein has been recognized as the most appropriate indicator for DIVA. In(More)
Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a transboundary animal disease caused by foot-and-mouth disease virus. In India, systematic preventive vaccination using inactivated trivalent (O, A and Asia 1) vaccine is the strategy being adopted to control FMD. The use of non-structural protein (NSP)-contaminated inactivated vaccine raises concerns over differentiation of(More)
The cDNA libraries are indispensable and critical tools for performing protein-protein interaction studies. In this study, a high quality yeast two-hybrid cDNA library from the LFBK cell line was constructed and characterized. LFBK cell line was originally derived from the swine kidney cells and is highly susceptible to foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV)(More)
Differentiation of Foot-and-Mouth Disease infected from vaccinated animals is essential for effective implementation of vaccination based control programme. Detection of antibodies against 3ABC non-structural protein of FMD virus by immunodiagnostic assays provides reliable indication of FMD infection. Sero-monitoring of FMD in the large country like India(More)
Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) serotype Asia1 was first reported in India in 1951, where three major genetic lineages (B, C and D) of this serotype have been described until now. In this study, the capsid protein coding region of serotype Asia1 viruses (n = 99) from India were analyzed, giving importance to the viruses circulating since 2007. All of(More)
Foot-and-mouth disease is a highly infectious and contagious disease of livestock animals with transboundary and economical importance. Animals in the endemic settings are regularly vaccinated in addition to intensive surveillance for control of the disease. Under intensive vaccination, detection of infected animals among the vaccinated population is(More)
Three of the seven serotypes of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) virus are prevailing in India. A massive vaccination campaign is on to control and eradicate the disease from the country. However, FMD vaccines provide short term immunity, hence regular assessment of antibody level in the vaccinated herds is indispensible for the success of the control(More)
Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a highly infectious disease of transboundary importance. Routine biannual vaccination along with surveillance activities is seen as the principal to control FMD in India. Non-structural protein (NSP) based immunoassays are the test of choice for the differentiation between infected and vaccinated population. In this study, 3D(More)
Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a highly contagious and economically devastating disease of livestock, primarily affecting cattle, buffalo and pigs. FMD virus serotypes O, A and Asia1 are prevalent in India and systematic efforts are on to control and eventually eradicate the disease from the country. FMD epidemiology is complex due to factors like(More)