Hi Bob

I am unable to attach the literature regarding the ability of Doxycycline to 
interfere with RNA replication and/or interfere with viral infection, but here 
are a few titles to look up on the Internet:

- Antiviral activity of doxycycline against vesicular stomatitis virus in vitro 
- FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2015

- Control of small inhibitory RNA levels and RNA interference by doxycycline 
induced activation of a minimal RNA polymerase III promoter - 2006 Nucleic 
Acids Res. 34

- Inhibitory effect of doxycycline against dengue virus replication in vitro - 
October 2013 Archives of Virology 159(4) 

- Study of the antiviral activity of some derivatives of tetracycline and 
non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs towards dengue virus - August 2013 Tropical 

- A study of the clinical activity of a gel combining monocaprin and 
doxycycline: a novel treatment for herpes labialis. (2012) J Oral Path Med 

The following paper was interesting in that it explored the role of Doxycycline 
in inhibiting tumour cell proliferation, angiogenesis, metastasis and migration 
of cancerous cells (including leukemic cells) from the bone marrow:

- Doxycycline inhibits leukemic cell migration via inhibition of matrix 
metalloproteinases and phosphorylation of focal adhesion kinase - published 
Molecular Medicine Reports, September 2015 Vol. 12, Issue 3.


P.S. - By the way, Bob. The other thing that was featured in that show last 
night about the fight against Ebola, is that the same doctor who contracted it 
and was declared symptom-free, later began to develop eye problems and when 
they examined his eye, they found millions of the Ebola viruses in the eye. The 
programme explained that the eye was an area of reduced immunity in the body, 
and thus, the virus had found a breeding ground where it remained, though it 
had been cleared from the rest of the body. They therefore began treating the 
doctor's eye, and the treatment was ultimately successful. It brought to mind 
the problems Yogi had had with his eyes, and I wondered if the answer was 
similar - that the virus had had a toe-hold there.

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Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Knowing the " whys" of Win/Pred/Doxy


If we consider the extended time frame for Doxy and multiple courses of other 
ABX it makes a certain "intuitive" sense that a non bacterial infection is 
going to require a longer period of time to have whatever non-specific ( 
read... not related to bacterial infection necessarily)...  So little research 
money appears to be devoted to FeLV that I don't know that we'll know in the 
next decade unless the continuing demands of consumers ( who do NOT want to 
hear , in this day and age of " Miracles") that there is _ no hope_ for their 
much loved
pets) alter this course.    I STILL bristle when I think of the closed minds in 
the medical and Veterinary community and SO resent that businessmen( Yes...that 
is what the vast majority are turning into now that practices are being forced 
to consolidate into " Health Systems").. 
hold the power of life and death over us AND our pets.   On the plus side.... 
with the business model being what it is ( and in contrast to the lost art of " 
professionalism")  The CONSUMER is always right.  Vets will be forced, in the 
future, to work more closely with the " 
customers" wishes as attachment to a given vet will become less common as time 
goes on and people will " practice shop " for the answers they want until such 
time as Vet services become so expensive that insurance becomes a " must have " 
and ultimately go the way of medicine ( ie...being confined to a slate of 
approved practitioners... 
again....limiting choice)...  But... there are some years to go before that 
happens and I feel that there IS a window of opportunity happening NOW and for 
the next few  years for people to have some real influence on how Vets 
practice....   I am betting, for example, that had I had the money to go to a 
more " well to do " neighborhood where people are more demanding and better 
informed I could have found a vet to cooperate... Here in the "sticks" people 
just blindly accept what the vet has to say and they still enjoy the freedom of 
calling all the shots.....   This WILL end over the next couple of years.  I 
learned a lot with this first experience and made mistakes that I WILL NOT make 

BTW....  Do you have any literature in support of the AntiRNA effects of 
Doxy...     I am SO happy that there are still a couple of things out there 
that we still can get our hands on that don't have to pass muster with script 
pad businessmen....  STILL I am also not advocating the the medically ill 
prepared take it upon themselves to decide that THEY will decide what is best 
for their animal... If we are going to go above and beyond our Vets advice it 
would best be with very sound reasoning and an EXCELLENT understanding of what 
we are doing and why.   Anything less and the community of Veterinary 
practitioners could easily dismiss our successes as "dumb luck" or ascribe them 
to " unknown" factors.....  I think this is particularly important re: 
Winstrol/Pred/Doxy   I'd hate to see people going to their vets asking for this 
combination of drugs and really having an inadequate understanding of why they 
are asking for beyond the fact that it's been recommended on our forum...    
For myself... I am clear on the Whys of Winstrol and Doxy ( though will be 
looking for more lit support on the RNA effects of Doxy) but not clear on the 
whys of the Pred.
Sorry for taking up so much space here but I'm having an " attack " of missing 
my little guy and am tremulous about being caught in the same position if I 
take in another FeLV as I am inclined to do....


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