In 2010, a new rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV) variant, designated RHDV2, was identified for the first time in Italy. Studies have shown that RHDV2 differs from RHDV1 (traditional RHDV) in terms of its antigenic profile and genetic characteristics. The VP60 protein of RHDV is a structural protein that plays important roles in viral replication,… (More)
BACKGROUND Porcine transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV) is the major etiological agent of viral enteritis and severe diarrhea in suckling piglets. In China, TGEV has caused great economic losses, but its role in epidemic diarrhea is unclear. This study aims to reveal the etiological role of TGEV in piglet diarrhea via molecular characterization and… (More)
BACKGROUND Circumferential pulmonary vein isolation (CPVI) is a widely used treatment for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF). Several P wave duration (PWD) parameters have been suggested to predict post-ablation recurrence, but their use remains controversial. This study aimed to identify novel P wave indices that predict post-ablation AF recurrence.… (More)
Many host cellular signaling pathways were activated and exploited by virus infection for more efficient replication. The PI3K/Akt pathway has recently attracted considerable interest due to its role in regulating virus replication. This study demonstrated for the first time that the mammalian reovirus strains Masked Palm Civet/China/2004 (MPC/04) and… (More)
In this paper, for the unbalanced Feistel network which employs diffusion matrices in a switching way, we study the fixed number of its differential active S-boxes. Firstly we obtain some lower bounds of the differential active S-boxes for m, 2m and 3m rounds of Feistel structure, respectively. By concatenating these rounds, a fixed number of differential… (More)
A new strain of canine distemper virus, HLJ1-06, has been isolated from foxes in China, and its complete genome has been se-quenced and analyzed. The phylogenetic analysis suggests that HLJ1-06 belongs to the Asia-1 cluster and has low identity to the vaccine strain. C anine distemper virus (CDV), which belongs to the genus Morbillivirus in the… (More)
A new strain of canine distemper virus, strain HX, has been isolated from piglets in China, and its complete genome has been sequenced and analyzed. Phylogenetic analysis suggests that HX belongs to the 2d genotype cluster and it is highly prevalent in China.
Is fossil solar energy the only one that may be used in modern life civilization? Acknowledgements I want to thank all the great people I met during the unforgettable time in Trieste. First I would like to thank my supervisors, Dr. Stefano Fabris and Dr. Simone Pic-cinin, for having offered me the opportunity to finish my Ph.D. work, for many useful… (More)