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See detailPoint mutations in an infectious bovine viral diarrhoea virus type 2 cDNA transcript that yields an attenuated and protective viral progeny
Dehan, Pierre ULg; Couvreur, B.; Hamers, C. et al

in Vaccine (2005), 23(33), 4236-4246

An infectious cDNA clone of the hypervirulent bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV) strain 890 (isolate 256) was produced by a streamlined PCR procedure. As compared to the published sequence of strain 890 ... [more ▼]

An infectious cDNA clone of the hypervirulent bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV) strain 890 (isolate 256) was produced by a streamlined PCR procedure. As compared to the published sequence of strain 890, the nucleotide sequencing of cloned cDNA corresponding to isolate 256 revealed several mutations seven of which were attributed to the cloning procedure. The infectious transcript was transfected into permissive cells and led to viral multiplication (AvrII+ strain). In vitro, viral titres reached by the parental strain exceed those of the AvrII+ strain by more than one order of magnitude. The latter was clearly less virulent to young calves as indicated by clinical, haematological and virological parameters. Thirty-four days after inoculation with AvrII+ strain, calves were challenged with the virulent parental strain. The animals were protected as compared to unvaccinated controls. Therefore, our approach led to the production of an attenuated strain with potential use as a vaccine strain and will be useful for studies of virulence determinants in BVDV-2. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailDifferences in Experimental Virulence of Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Viral Strains Isolated from Haemorrhagic Syndromes
Hamers, C.; Couvreur, B.; Dehan, Pierre ULg et al

in Veterinary Journal (2000), 160(3), 250-8

In the late 1980s, a new hypervirulent and epidemic form of bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV) infection appeared in North America. A similar but sporadic syndrome was later reported in Europe. To ... [more ▼]

In the late 1980s, a new hypervirulent and epidemic form of bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV) infection appeared in North America. A similar but sporadic syndrome was later reported in Europe. To compare the pathogenic characters of the North American and European hypervirulent strains, we inoculated BVDV naive calves with BVDV strains isolated from haemorrhagic syndromes originating in Belgium, France and the USA. The experimental procedure comprised daily clinical examination and measurement of blood and virological parameters.The American BVD890/256 strain induced severe thrombocytopaenia, profuse diarrhoea and pneumonia in all calves, indicating that hypervirulent BVDV could be the primary infectious agent of pneumonia. Interestingly, a strong correlation was observed between the intense viraemia and a decreased platelet count. None of the European strains tested induced significant pathological signs, although isolated from cases presenting haemorrhagic syndrome. [less ▲]

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