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 > > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://fusion2.fusionhost.com/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > -- ---------------------------- Go Get a Life---Go Get a Shelter Animal! Ask your local animal pound to start saving over 90% of their intake by implementing the No Kill Equation: http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org/ Legislate better animal pound conditions: http://www.rescue50.org
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