I wonder if Dr. Sam Chachoua would be able to help with Felv, as he has
helped with other retroviruses---or at least their effects (that is, AIDS
from HIV).

On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 4:02 PM, Sharyl <cline...@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Just saw this article.
> Treatment for feline leukemia virus
>
> http://winnfelinehealth.blogspot.com/2012/01/treatment-for-feline-leukemia-virus.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CatHealthNewsFromTheWinnFelineFoundation+%28Cat+Health+News+from+the+Winn+Feline+Foundation%29
>
> Feline leukemia virus is a retrovirus of cats that can cause cancer,
> anemia and immunosuppression. Currently, no effective treatment for FeLV
> infection exists. These researchers investigated the usefulness of an
> anti-retroviral drug called raltegrevir that was developed for treatment of
> HIV in humans. The researchers tested the drug in a laboratory setting for
> potential toxicity to feline cells, as well as the ability to inhibit the
> replication of FeLV in these cells. It was found that, at least in cell
> culture, this drug inhibited virus replication and did not cause toxic
> changes to the feline cells. The researchers speculate that this drug could
> be used to reduce virus replication in FeLV-infected cats to the point that
> their own immune system could eliminate the virus, effectively curing the
> infection. Many more studies are needed, but this research offers a
> promising first step. [MK]
>
> Will be something we will definitely want to follow
>
> Sharyl
>
>
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