PCVAD Induced Immune Dysfunction

This project included a team of PCVAD researchers from KSU, ISU and SDSU who utilized a single set of experimentally infected pigs to address several important questions related to pathobiology, immunology and immunodiagnostics of PCVAD. The four principal project objectives…

Mapping T cell epitopes in PCV2 capsid protein

Effective circovirus vaccines require minimal numbers of conserved B and T cell epitopes that provide protective immunity. At the same time, vaccines must have the capacity to distinguish infected from vaccinated animals (DIVA). Accomplishing both goals requires knowledge of critical…