Heska's Authored Publications

Published Manuscripts

Osorio, J.E., Powell T.D., Frank R.S., Moss K., Haanes E.J., Smith S.R., Rocke T.E., Stinchcomb D.T. Recombinant Raccoon Pox Vaccine Protects Mice Against Lethal Plague. Vaccine 21(11-12):1232-1238, 2003.

Tang L., Morales T., Boroughs K.L., Keiser K.C.L., Sellins K., Stedman K., McCall C., McDermott M.J. Expression and characterization of recombinant canine IL-13 receptor alpha 2 protein and its biological activity in vitro. Molecular Immunology, 39(12):719-727, 2003.

Whitley E.M., Sellins K.S., Ewald S.J., Smith B.F., Yang S., Sarin E.A., Wolf L.G. Canine mammary tumor cells transfected with B7-1 or B7-2 stimulate proliferation of peripheral blood mononuclear cells. Anticancer Research, 22:2567-2574, 2002.

Silver G.M., Gaines P.J., Hunter S.W., Maddux J.D., Thomas R.E., Wisnewski N. Identification, Characterization and Cloning of an Immunoglobulin Degrading-Enzyme in the Cat Flea, Ctenocephalides felis. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology, 51:136-150, 2002.

Thrall, M.A., Weiser, M.G. In Laboratory Procedures for Veterinary Technicians. 4th Edition Mosby-Year Book, Inc., 2002.

Wonderling R., Powell T., Baldwin S., Morales T., Snyder S., Keiser, K.C.L., Best E., McDermott M., Milhausen M. Cloning, Expression, Purification, and Biological Activity of Five Feline Type I Interferons. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 89(1-2):13, 2002.

Gaines P.J., Brandt K.S., Eisele A.M., Wagner W.P., Bozic C.M., Wisnewski N. Analysis of Expressed Sequence Tags from Subtracted and Unsubtracted Ctenocephalides felis Hindgut and Malpighian Tubule cDNA Libraries. Insect Molecular Biology 11(4):299-306, 2002.

Scalone A., De Luna R., Oliva G., Baldi L., Satta G., Vesco G., Mignone W., Turilli C., Mondesire R.R., Simpson D., Donoghue A., Frank G.R., Gradoni L. Evaluation of the Leishmanial Recombinant K39 Antigen as a Diagnostic Marker for Canine Leishmaniosis and Validation of a Standardized Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay. Veterinary Parasitology 104:275-285, 2002.

Keiser K.C.L., Brandt K.S., Silver G.M., Wisnewski N. Cloning, Partial Purification and in vivo Developmental Profile of Expression of the Juvenile Hormone Epoxide Hydrolase of Ctenocephalides felis. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology 50(4):191-206, 2002.

Lappin M.R., Andrews J., Simpson D., Jensen W.A. Use of Serologic Tests to Predict Resistance to Feline Herpesvirus 1, Feline Calicivirus, and Feline Parvovirus Infection in Cats. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 220:38, 2002.

Chandrashekar R., Devarajan E., Mehta K. Dirofilaria immitis: Further Characterization of the Transglutaminase Enzyme and Its Role in Larval Molting. Parasitology Research 88(3):185-191, 2002.

Cleland, W.P. Opportunities and obstacles in veterinary dental drug delivery. Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews 50(3):261-275, 2001.

Townsend H.G.G., Penner S.J., Watts T.C., Cook, A., Bogdan J., Haines D.M., Griffin S., Chambers T., Holland R.E., Whitaker-Dowling P., Youngner J.S., Sebring R.W. Efficacy of a Cold-Adapted, Intranasal, Equine Influenza Vaccine: Challenge Trials. Equine Veterinary Journal 33(7):637-643, 2001.

Chambers T.M., Holland R.E., Tudor L.R., Townsend H.G.G., Cook A., Bogdan J., Lunn D.P., Hussey S., Whitaker-Dowling P., Youngner J.S., Sebring R.W., Penner S.J., Stiegler G.L. A New Modified Live Equine Influenza Virus Vaccine: Phenotypic Stability, Restricted Spread and Efficacy Against Heterologous Virus Challenge. Equine Veterinary Journal 33(7):630-636, 2001.

Frank, G., Anderson, Pazak, H., Hodgkins, E., Ballam, J., LaFlamme, D. Use of a High Protein Diet in the Management of Feline Diabetes Mellitus. Veterinary Therapeutics 2:238-246, 2001.

Tang L., Frank G. Using Fluorimetric Assays for Detecting Aromatic Amino Acid Decarboxylase Activity In Vitro. Journal of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics 5:45-54, 2001.

Tang L., Frank G. Identification and Characterization of an Aromatic Amino Acid Decarboxylase from the Filarial Nematode, Dirofilaria immitis. Biological Chemistry 382:115-122, 2001.

Stedman K., Lee K., Hunter S., Rivoire B., McCall C., Wassom D. Measurement of Canine IgE Using the Alpha Chain of the Human High Affinity IgE Receptor. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 78:349-355, 2001.

McCall C., Hunter S., Stedman K., Weber E., Hillier A., Bozic C., Rivoire R., Olivry T. Characterization and Cloning of the Major High Molecular Weight House Dust Mite Allergen (Der f 15) in Dogs. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 78:231-247, 2001.

Lunn D.P., Hussey S., Sebring R.W., Rushlow K.E., Radecki S.V., Whitaker-Dowling P., Youngner J.S., Chambers T.M., Holland R.E., Horohov D.W. Safety, Efficacy and immunogenicity of a Modified-Live Equine Influenza Vaccine After Exercise-Induced Immunosuppression. Journal of the Veterinary Medical Association 15(2):144-52, 2001.

Jensen W., Lappin M., Kamkar S., Reagan W. Use of a Polymerase Chain Reaction Assay to Detect and Differentiate Two Strains of Haemobartonella felis in Naturally Infected Cats. American Journal of Veterinary Research 62(4):604-608, 2001.

Westfall D., Jensen W., Reagan W., Radecki S., Lappin M. Inoculation of Two Genotypes of Haemobartonella felis (California and Ohio Variants) to Induce Infection in Cats and the Response to Treatment with Azithromycin. American Journal of Veterinary Research 62(5):687-691, 2001.

Yang S., Sellins K., Weber E., McCall C. Canine IL-5: Molecular Characterization of the Gene and Expression of Biologically Active Recombinant Protein. Journal of Interferon and Cytokine Research 21(6):361-367, 2001.

Tang L. Molecular Cloning of Canine IL-13 Receptor a Chain (a 1 and a 2) cDNAs and Detection of Corresponding mRNAs in Canine Tissues. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 79(3-4):181-195, 2001.

Youngner J.S., Whitaker-Dowling P., Chambers T.M., Rushlow K.E., Sebring R.W. Derivation and Characterization of a Live Attenuated Equine Influenza Vaccine Virus. American Journal of Veterinary Research 62(8):1290-1294, 2001.

Tang L., Sampson C., Dreitz M.J., McCall CA. Cloning and Characterization of cDNAs Encoding Four Different Canine Immunoglobulin Gamma Chains. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 80(3-4):259-270, 2001.

Yang S., Sellins K., Powell, Stoneman E., Sim GK. Novel Transcripts Encoding Secreted Forms of Feline CD80 and CD86 Costimulatory Molecules. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 81(1-2):15-21, 2001.

Tang L., Boroughs K., Morales T., Stedman K., Sellins K., Clarke K., McDermott M., Yang S., McCall C. Recombinant Canine IL-13 Receptor Alpha 2-Fc Fusion Protein Inhibits Canine Allergen-specific IgE Production In Vitro by Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells from Allergic Dogs. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 83:115-122, 2001.

Rush A., Lappin M., Milhausen M. Analysis of the Humoral Responses of Toxoplasma Gondii-Infected Cats Using Immunofluorescent Assays with Tachyzoite, Bradyzoite, and Gametogenic Stages. Journal of Parasitology 87(1):83-89, 2001.

Yang S., Boroughs K., McDermott M.J. Canine Interleukin-13: Molecular Cloning of Full-length cDNA for and Expression of Biologically Active Recombinant Protein. Journal of Interferon and Cytokine Research 20(9):779-85, 2000.

Hammond S.A., Tsonis C., Sellins K., Rushlow K., Scharton-Kersten T., Colditz I., Glenn G.M. Transcutaneous Immunization of Domestic Animals: Opportunities and Challenges. Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews 43:45-55, 2000.

Yang S., Sim G.K. New Forms of Dog CD80 and CD86 Transcripts that Encode Secreted B7 Molecules. Immunogenetics 50:349-353, 2000.

Yang S., Sim G.K. Molecular Cloning of Canine and Feline Flt3 Ligand Reveals High Degree of Similarity to the Human and Mouse Homologue but Uniquely Long Cytoplasmic Domain. DNA Sequence 11(1-2):163-166, 2000.

Jensen W.A., Fall M.Z., Rooney J., Kordick D.L., Breitschwerdt E.B. Rapid Identification and Differentiation of Bartonella Species Using a Single-Step PCR Assay. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 38(5):1717-1722, 2000.

Chandrashekar R., Tsuji N., Morales T.H., Carmody A.B., Ozols V., Welton J., Tang L. Removal of hydrogen peroxide by a 1-cystiene peroxiredoxin enzyme of the filarial parasite Dirofilaria immitis. Parasitology Research 86(3):200-206, 2000.

Chandrashekar R., Mehta K. Transglutaminase-catalyzed reactions in the growth, maturation and development of parasitic nematodes. Parasitology Today 16(1):11-17, 2000.

Weber E. Molecular cloning and phylogenetic analysis of a cDNA encoding the cat (Felis domesticus) Ig Epsilon constant region. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 76(3-4):299-308, 2000.

Tsuji N., Morales T., Ozols V., Carmody A.B., Chandrashekar R. Cloning and Preliminary Characterization of a Novel Cuticular Antigen from the Filarial Parasite Dirofilaria immitis. Parasitology International 49(4):321-325, 2000.

Best E., Stedman K., Bozic C., Hunter S., Vailes L. Chapman M. McCall C., McDermott M. A Recombinant Group 1 House Dust Mite Allergen, rDer f 1, with Biological Activities Similar to Those of the Native Allergen. Protein Expression and Purification 20(3):462-471, 2000.

McDermott M.J., Weber E., Hunter S., Stedman K., Best E., Frank G.R., Kuner J., Wang R., Escudero J., McCall C. Identification, Cloning, and Characterization of a Major Cat Flea Salivary Allergen (Cte f 1). Molecular Immunology 37(7):361-75, 2000.

Manuscripts In Press (as of January 1, 2003)

Gaines P.J., Walmsley S.J., and Wisnewski N. Cloning and characterization of five cDNAs encoding peritrophin-A domains from the Cat Flea, Ctenocephalides felis. Insect Molecular Biology, 000:000, 2003.

Abstracts/Public Presentations

Bartonella SPP. and Mycoplasma Haemominutum DNA in Blood of Cats and Their Fleas. M.R. Lappin, J. Brunt, A. Riley, J.R. Hawley, M. Brewer, W. Jensen. American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Charlotte, North Carolina, June 4 - 8, 2003.

Effect of Age and Breed on the Prevalence of Microalbuminuria in Dogs. S. Radecki, R. Donnelly, W.A .Jensen, and D.T. Stinchcomb. American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Charlotte, North Carolina, June 4 - 8, 2003.

Urine Albumin Concentration is Increased in Dogs with Lymphoma or Osteosarcoma. B.M. Pressler, D.A. Proulx, L.E. Williams, W.A. Jensen, S.L. Vaden. American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Charlotte, North Carolina, June 4 - 8, 2003.

The Effects of Exercise on Microalbuminuria in Dogs. A.T. Gary, L.A. Cohn, M.E. Kerl, W.A. Jensen. American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Charlotte, North Carolina, June 4 - 8, 2003.

Characterization of Biochemical Abnormalities in Idiopathic Hyperlipidemia of Miniature Schnauzer Dogs. J. Q. Jaeger, S. Johnson, K.W. Hinchcliff, R. Sherding, W. Jensen, J. Brunzell, and S. Murdock. American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Charlotte, North Carolina, June 4 - 8, 2003.

Prevalence of Mycoplasma Haemofelis and Mycoplasma Haemominutum in Blood Donor Cats. T. B. Hackett, M.R. Lappin, W.A. Jensen. American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Charlotte, North Carolina, June 4 - 8, 2003.

Comparison of Microalbuminuria, Urine Protein Dipstick, and Urine Protein Creatinine Ratio Results in Clinically Ill Dogs. J.C. Whittemore, W.A. Jensen, L. Prause, S. Radecki, G. Vill, M.R. Lappin. American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Charlotte, North Carolina, June 4 - 8, 2003.

Prevalence of Select Infectious Diseases in Dogs and Cats from Villages in Quintana Roo, Mexico. L.C. Prause, J.R Hawley, W.A .Jensen, and M.R. Lappin. American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Charlotte, North Carolina, June 4 - 8, 2003.

Detection of Mycoplasma Haemofelis, Mycoplasma Haemominutum, and Ehrlichia SPP. in a Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction Assay. M. Brewer, M.R. Lappin, W.A. Jensen. American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Charlotte, North Carolina, June 4 - 8, 2003.

Syntheses of 2-(2,6-dichloro-4-trifluoro methyl phenyl)tetrahydrocyclopenta, tetrahydrothiopyrano, hexahydrocycloheptapyrazoles and tetrahydroindazoles and their insecticidal activities. Meegalla S.K., Doller D., Liu R., Sha D., Silver G.M., Stinchcomb D.T., Wisnewski N., Soll R.M., Dhanoa D. 224th American Chemical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, August 18-22, 2002.

In-Clinic Diagnostic Hematology and Chemistry Instrumentation. M.G. Weiser. AVMA Annual Scientific Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, July 2002.

In-Clinic Diagnostic Hematology and Chemistry Instrumentation. M.G. Weiser. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Veterinary Medical Association, July 2002.

Urinary Tract Inflammation Has a Variable Effect on Urine Albumin Concentrations. S.L. Vaden, B.M. Pressler, M.R. Lappin, D.F. Simpson, W.A. Jensen. American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Dallas, Texas, May 29-June 1, 2002.

Parenteral Administration of FVRCP Vaccines Induces Antibodies Against Feline Renal Tissues. M.R. Lappin, W.A. Jensen, R. Chandrashekar, S.D. Kinney. American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Dallas, Texas, May 29-June 1, 2002.

Development of Microalbuminuria in Dogs with Heartworm Disease. G. Grauer, E.B. Oberhauser, D.S. Greco, R.J. Basaraba, M.R. Lappin, W.A. Jensen. American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Dallas, Texas, May 29-June 1, 2002.

Persistent Albuminuria Preceded Onset of Overt Proteinuria in Male Dogs with X-Linked Hereditary Nephropathy. G.E. Lees, W.A. Jensen, D.Simpson, C.E. Kashtan. American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Dallas, Texas, May 29-June 1, 2002.

Comparison of ZNSO4 Centrifucation, a Fecal Antigen Assay, and an Immunofluorescent Antibody Assay for Diagnosis of Giardiasis in Cats. M.R. Lappin, W.A. Jensen, G. Taton-Allen. American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Dallas, Texas, May 29-June 1, 2002.

Infectious Causes of Fever in Cats. M.R. Lappin, M. Brewer, W.A. Jensen. American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Dallas, Texas, May 29-June 1, 2002.

Identification and Characterization of a 60-kD Allergen from D. Farinae. E. Weber, K. Stedman, S. Hunter, C. McCall. 57th Annual Meeting of the AAAAI, New Orleans, LA, March 16-21, 2001.

Anti-Storage Mite IgE in Human Sera Detected with the Recombinant Human Fce R1a . K. S., S. Hunter, C. McCall, D. Wassom. 57th Annual Meeting of the AAAAI, New Orleans, LA, March 16-21, 2001.

Recombinant Der p 1 Expressed in Pichia pastoris is Fully Processed and Binds Serum IgE with Activity Comparable to the Natural Allergen. E. Best, T. Morales, S. Kane, K. Stedman, S. Hunter, C. McCall, M.J. McDermott. 57th Annual Meeting of the AAAAI, New Orleans, LA, March 16-21, 2001.

Validation of Recombinant Allergens: ELISA Reactivity, IgE Antibody Binding, And Skin Test Reactivity. L.D. Vailes, K. Ichikawa, A. Pomes, A. Smith, E.A. Best, M.J. McDermott, A. Jacquet, M.D. Chapman. 57th Annual Meeting of the AAAAI, New Orleans, LA, March 16-21, 2001.

Soluble Canine IL-13 Receptor a 2-Fc Fusion Protein Inhibits Canine Allergen-Specific-IgE Production Stimulated by IL-13 In Vitro. L. Tang, K. Boroughs, K. Stedman, K. Sellins, T. Morales, M.J. McDermott, S.Yang, C. McCall. 57th Annual Meeting of the AAAAI, New Orleans, LA, March 16-21, 2001.

Transdermal Allergen Exposure of Genetically High IgE Beagle Puppies Elicits Allergen-Specific IgE and Dermatitis at the Site of Exposure. C. McCall, F. Geoly, K. Clarke. American College of Veterinary Dermatology/American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology Joint Annual Meeting, Norfolk, VA, April 4-8, 2001.

Potential Diagnostic Tumor Markers. W. Jensen. Institute for International Cooperation in Animal Biologics Cancer Biologics Meeting, Ames, IA, April 10-11, 2001.

Mechanisms Involved in Killing Larval Filarial Parasites with Emphasis on Dirofilaria immitis. G. Frank. 10th Triennial Heartworm Symposium, San Antonio, TX, April 20-22, 2001.

Antigenemia and Microfilaremia in Canine Experimental Dirofilariasis. G. Frank. 10th Triennial Heartworm Symposium, San Antonio, TX, April 20-22, 2001.

Effect of Prophylaxis on Anti-heartworm Antibody Levels in Cats Receiving Trickle Experimental Infections of Dirofilaria immitis. G. Frank. 10th Triennial Heartworm Symposium, San Antonio, TX, April 20-22, 2001.

Cloning and Survey of the Ctenocephalides felis GABA Receptor Rdl Cyclodiene Resistance Allele. N. Wisnewski. 6th Annual International Symposium on Ectoparasites of Pets, Westport, County Mayo, Ireland, May 12-15, 2001.

Prevalence of Microalbuminuria in Dogs. W. Jensen, G. Grauer, J. Andrews, D. Simpson. American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine 19th Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, May 30-June 1, 2001.

Longitudinal Study of Microalbuminuria in Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers. S.L. Vaden, W. Jensen, S. Longhofer, D. Simpson. American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine 19th Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, May 30-June 1, 2001.

Prevalence of Microalbuminuria in Dogs Evaluated at a Referral Veterinary Hospital. B.M. Pressler, S.L. Vaden, W. Jensen, D. Simpson. American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine 19th Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, May 30-June 1, 2001.

Detection of Canine Microalbuminuria Using Semi-Quantitative Test Strips Designed for use in Human Urine. B.M. Pressler, S.L. Vaden, W. Jensen, D. Simpson. American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine 19th Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, May 30-June 1, 2001.

Novel Target Discovery by EST Sequencing Cat Flea Tissue-Specific cDNA Libraries. N. Wisnewski. 76th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Parasitologists, Albuquerque, NM, June 29-July 3, 2001.

Cloning and Survey of the Ctenocephalides felis GABA Receptor Rdl Cyclodiene Resistance Allele. N. Wisnewski. American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, July 14-17, 2001.

Allergic Skin Disease in Dogs and Cats: Role of Ectoparasites and Free-Living Arthropods. D. Wassom. American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, July 14-17, 2001.

E. Weber. Second Annual Genomics Symposium, Raleigh, North Carolina, August 16-17, 2001.

Identification of a Novel Flea Control Target Enzyme, Allantoinase. N. Wisnewski. 18th International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology, Stresa, Italy, August 26-30, 2001. (invited/sponsored by Novartis)

Expression and Purification of Recombinant Horn Fly Thrombostasin. N. Wisnewski. 18th International Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology, Stresa, Italy, August 26-30, 2001. (invited/sponsored by Novartis)

Monitoring Your Veterinary Patient. J. Carter. CACVT Conference, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, September 8-9, 2001.

The Relationship Among the E-Screen™ Test, ALLERCEPT® ™ Definitive Allergen Panels and the Likelihood of Receiving Immunotherapy. D. Wassom, C. McCall, B. Seibert. 17th Annual Congress of the European Society of Veterinary Dermatology/ European College of Veterinary Dermatology, Copenhagen, Denmark, September 27-29, 2001.

Development of a Rapid Non-Instrument Based Immunoassay for Detection of Allergen-Specific IgE Antibodies in Dogs. D. Wassom, C. McCall, B. Seibert. 17th Annual Congress of the European Society of Veterinary Dermatology/ European College of Veterinary Dermatology, Copenhagen, Denmark, September 27-29, 2001.

Use and Abuse of Serum IgE Tests in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Canine Atopic Dermatitis. D. Wassom. Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations, Berlin, Germany, October 25-28, 2001 (invited/sponsored by Novartis)

Identification of an Allantoinase cDNA and the Native Allantoinase Protein from the Cat Flea, Ctenocephalides felis. P. Gaines. Entomological Society of America, San Diego, California, December 9-12, 2001.

A Recombinant House Dust Mite (HDM) Allergen, rDer f 1, With IgE-Binding Activity Comparable to the Native Allergen. E.A. Best, K.E. Stedman, C.M. Bozic, S.W. Hunter, L.D. Vailes, M.D. Chapman, C. McCall, M.J. McDermott. 56th Annual Meeting of the AAAAI, San Diego, CA, March 2000.

Non-allergen IgE Epitopes are Present on Recombinant Cte f2,an Allergen of Flea Bite Hypersensitivity. E.A. Best, K.E. Stedman, E. Weber, R. Wang, M.G. Sonnenberg, S.W. Hunter, J. Escudero, S. Snyder, C. McCall, M.J. McDermott. 56th Annual Meeting of the AAAAI, San Diego, CA, March 2000.

Detection of Allergen-Specific IgE Using a Genetic Fusion of the Fce R1a Chain and Firefly Luciferase. E.R. Weber, T.H. Morales, J.L. Miller, S.E.Snyder, M.J. McDermott, W.A. Jensen, K.V. Wood, M. Hall. 56th Annual Meeting of the AAAAI, San Diego, CA, March 2000.

Insect Cell Produced Recombinant Cte f 2, an Allergen of Flea Bite Hypersensitivity Contains Non-Allergen IgE Epitopes. M.J. McDermott, E. Best, K. Stedman, E. Weber, R. Wang, M. Sonnenberg, S. Hunter, C. McCall. 56th Annual Meeting of the AAAAI, San Diego, CA, March 2000.

A Recombinant Fc-Epsilon Receptor Alpha Chain-Based ELISA Can Be Used to Measure Anti-House Dust Mite IgE in Allergic Sera. K. Stedman, S. Hunter, E.A. Best, M.J. McDermott, C. McCall. 56th Annual Meeting of the AAAAI, San Diego, CA, March 2000.

Detection of Allergen-Specific IgE Using a genetic Fusion of the Fce R1a Chain and Beetle Luciferase. E. Weber, T. Morales, J. Miller, S. Snyder, M.J. McDermott, W. Jensen, K. Wood, M. Hall. 56th Annual Meeting of the AAAAI, San Diego, CA, March 2000.

Identification of target antigens for the development of a flea vaccine. N. Wisnewski. Association of Veterinary Teachers and Research Workers, Current Topics in Veterinary Science, 54th Annual Conference, Scarborough, UK, 17-19 April 2000.

Anti-viral Activity of Feline Interferon-alpha Sub-types. R. Wonderling, T. Powell, K. Sellins, M. Milhausen. Cytokines and Disease, Snowbird, UT, April 8-14, 2000.

Cloning of Canine IL-13 Receptor a2 and its Effects on the Production of Allergen Specific IgE by PBMC In vitro. L. Tang, K. Boroughs, K. Stedman, K. Sellins, T. Morales, M.J. McDermott, S. Yang, C. McCall. Keystone Symposia, Cytokines and Disease, Snowbird, UT, April 8-14, 2000.

Canine IL-13 and IL-13 Receptor a2: Cloning, Characterization and Biological Activity In vitro. L. Tang, S. Yang, K. Boroughs, K. Stedman, K. Sellins, T. Morales, M.J. McDermott, C. McCall. Immunology 2000, Seattle, WA, May 12-16, 2000.

Experimental Infection of Cats with 2 Haemobartonella felis Genotypes and Response to Treatment with Azithromycin. D. Westfall, M. Lappin, W. Jensen, W. Reagan, S. Radecki. 18th Annual ACVIM Veterinary Medical Forum, Seattle, WA, May 2000.

Prediction of Resistance to Panleukopenia, Herpesvirus 1 and Calicivirus Utilizing Serology. M. Lappin, W. Jensen, J. Andrews. D. Simpson. 18th Annual ACVIM Veterinary Medical Forum, Seattle, WA, May 2000.

Comparative Efficacy of Two Formulation of Levothyroxine Sodium in Dogs with Naturally Occurring Hypothyroidism. R.S. Hawe, D.K. Lukof, S.L. Longhofer, S.V. Radecki.

18th Annual ACVIM Veterinary Medical Forum, Seattle, WA, May 2000.

Lipid-Complexed Intratumor Lymphokine/Superantigen Immunotherapy for Spontaneous Canine Soft-Tissue Sarcoma. D. Thamm, I. Kurzman, R. Feinmehl, E. MacEwen, S. Longhoher, T. Towell, G. Frank, D. Stinchcomb. American Society of Gene Therapy, Denver, CO, June 2-5, 2000.

Identification of novel target proteins by EST sequencing of cat flea tissue-specific cDNA libraries. P.J. Gaines, K.S. Brandt, S.J. Walmsley, C.M. Bozic, N. Wisnewski. American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists 45th Annual Meeting. Salt Lake City, Utah, July 22-25, 2000.

Study to Determine the Performance of Commercially Available Canine Heartworm Antigen Test Kits. J.W. McCall, N. Supakorndej, A.R. Donoghue, R. Turnbull. American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists 45th Annual Meeting. Salt Lake City, Utah, July 22-25, 2000.

Non-Viral Gene Immunotherapy for Canine Cancer. D.T. Stinchcomb. 2nd International Veterinary Vaccines and Diagnostics Conference, Cambridge, UK, July 2000.

Prediction of Resistance to Panleukopenia, Herpesvirus 1 and Calicivirus Utilizing Serology. M. Lappin, W. Jensen, J. Andrews, D. Simpson. 2nd International Veterinary Vaccines and Diagnostics Conference, Cambridge, UK, July 2000.

Cloning and expression of cat flea Ctenocephalides felis genes having homology with nuclear hormone receptors. K.S. Brandt, A.M. Becher, N. Wisnewski. 13th Colorado Biotechnology Symposium. Fort Collins, CO, September 14, 2000.

Development of a sensitive ELISA for canine IL-13 receptor alpha chain 2. C. Trimmer, L.Tang, K. Stedman, K. Sellins, K. Sverlow, C. McCall. 13th Colorado Biotechnology Symposium. Fort Collins, CO, September 14, 2000.

Non-allergen IgE Epitopes are Present on Recombinant Cte f 2, an Allergen of Flea Bite Hypersensitivity. E.A. Best, K.E. Stedman, E. Weber, R. Wang, M.G. Sonnenberg, S.W. Hunter, J. Escudero, S. Snyder, C. McCall, M.J. McDermott. 13th Annual Colorado Biotechnology Symposium, Fort Collins, CO, September 14, 2000.

Electronphotomicrographic studies of tooth surfaces affected by feline odontoclastic resorptive lesions. W.P. Cleland, S.L. Longhofer, K. Braswell, G. LaTorre, K. McKenzie. 14th Annual Veterinary Dental Forum, Albuquerque, NM, September 2000.

The Effects of Corticosteroid Treatment on Anti-Flea Saliva IgE as Measured by Intradermal Skin Test and ELISA in Laboratory Beagles with Experimentally Induced Flea Allergy Dermatitis. K. Clarke, D. Bevier, S. Radecki, C. McCall. Fourth World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology, San Francisco, CA, September, 2000.

Use of a Novel Genetic Fusion of the Human Fce R1a Chain and Firefly Luciferase to Detect Allergen-Specific IgE. E. Weber, M. McDermott, T. Morales, S. Snyder, E. Best, J. O'Leary, J. Miller, K. Wood, M. Hall. 11th International Symposium on Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence, September, 2000.

Storage Mites: Are They Clinically Important Allergens for Dogs and Cats? K. Stedman, C. McCall, K. Lee, S. Hunter, D. Wassom. Fourth World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology, San Francisco, CA, September, 2000.

Sequence of the Feline Immunoglobulin Epsilon Constant Region. E. Weber, C. Helps, A. Foster, A. Perry, T. Gruffydd-Jones, L. Hall, D. Harbour, W. Duffus. Fourth World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology, San Francisco, CA, September 2000.

A New Intranasal, Modified-Live Virus Vaccine for Equine H3N8 Influenza. P.W. Dowling, J.S. Youngner, T.M. Chambers, and the Heska Corporation Collaborative Group. OCI 2000 Meeting, Crete, September 2000.

Molecular Characterization of Cut-1-like Proteins from Dirofilaria immitis. R. Chandrashekar, T. Morales, A. Carmody, V. Ozols. 49th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Houston, TX, October 2000.

Histology of Canine Soft-Tissue Sarcomas Following Intratumor Administration of an SEA/Canine IL-2 Gene Immunotherapy Product. F.J Geoly, D.H. Thamm, I.D. Kurzman, E.G. MacEwen, R. Feinmahl, T.L. Towell. Veterinary Cancer Society Annual Meeting, Asilomar, CA, Oct. 15-18, 2000.

Efficacy and Safety of a Novel Canine Intratumor Immunotherapy Product. E.G. MacEwen, D.H. Thamm, I.D. Kurzman, R. Feinmehl, T.L. Towell, G.R. Frank, S.L. Longhofer, D.T. Stinchcomb. Veterinary Cancer Society Annual Meeting, Asilomar, CA, Oct. 15-18, 2000.

Efficacy and Safety of a Novel Canine Intratumor Immunotherapy Product. D.H. Thamm, E.G. MacEwen, I.D. Kurzman, R., Feinmehl, T.L. Towell, G.R. Frank, F.J. Geoly, S.L. Longhofer, D.T. Stinchcomb. 1st Annual Symposium on the Discovery of New Veterinary Medicines, Sandwich, UK, November 21-23, 2000.

Cloning and characterization of a family of peritrophin-like cDNAs from the cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis. P.J. Gaines, S.J. Walmsley, K.S. Brandt, N. Wisnewski. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada, December 3-6, 2000.

Ctenocephalides felis GABA receptor subunit Rdl: Cloning and survey of the cyclodiene resistance allele in fleas. K.S. Brandt, P.J. Gaines, S.J. Walmsley, G.M. Silver, N. Wisnewski. 2000 Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada, December 3-6, 2000.