This is very encouraging.  I hope it turns out to be a wonder drug that could 
save a lot of lives.  Keep praying.

“I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are 
profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon 
unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me 
sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.” – Mark Twain
 



Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2012 17:02:30 -0800
From: cline...@yahoo.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] News from Winn Foundation on Possible Treatment of FeLV



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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