Role of Circulating Antibodies and Thymus-Dependent Lymphocytes in Production of Effusive Type Feline Infectious Peritonitis After Oral Infection
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Seropositive or antibody-transferred kittens have been reported to have an overt disease after parenteral challenge with virulent feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) virus, suggesting that the effusive type FIP2,3 might result from an interaction between the virus and host response. On the other hand, feline leukemia virus infection was suggested to enhance the infection of FIP virus1. The present study deals with roles of circulating antibodies as well as thymus-dependent lymphocytes in pathogenesis after oral infection of FIP virus.
KeywordsPresent Study Deal Oral Infection Overt Disease Feline Infectious Peritonitis Parenteral Challenge
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