Secondly, feline Aids
is a highly species-specific virus that only infects felines and is not transferrable to people or other species.
Surprisingly, we have found that certain peptides of the feline AIDS
virus can work exceptionally well at producing human T-cells that fight against HIV," stated Janet Yamamoto, professor of retroviral immunology at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, quoted by (http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2013/10/03/aids-virus-in-cats-might-help-human-vaccine-effort-study-hints) USNews .
They include completely or partially blind or deaf cats, those with three legs and those suffering from Feline Aids
FIV is a lentivirus that affects domesticated cats and is the cause of feline AIDS
. FIV is a distant relative of HIV, which causes AIDS in humans.
A new breed of glowing green kitties may represent a first step in creating cats that are resistant to feline AIDS
, possibly giving clues about fighting HIV infections in people.
London, Sept 12 (ANI): Scientists have developed glow in the dark cats with intrinsic immunity to the feline AIDS
virus to help combat the disease in cats and humans.
A Feline AIDS
works in the same way in cats as human AIDS does in people, weakening their immune systems and exposing the patient to infection.
The blood test ruled out both feline AIDS
and leukemia - an enormous relief for the Dumolts, who left with a vial of antibiotics and a request from Dr.