Tag: immune response

Bovine respiratory syncytial virus: novel mechanism of immune evasion discovered

A study by scientists at The Pirbright Institute has revealed that both bovine and human respiratory syncytial viruses (bRSV and hRSV, respectively) capture a protein that is important for the antiviral response, preventing cells signalling for help from the immune system. bRSV causes respiratory infections in cattle, which can result in severe illness associated with […]

Structure of the goat leukocyte receptor complex described

Genetic research conducted by scientists at The Pirbright Institute has revealed that goat and sheep genes for specific immune cell receptors are extremely diverse and different compared to other livestock relatives. The findings will help scientists to understand how genetic characteristics can alter an animal’s natural ability to fight infection, and potentially inform the breeding […]