Navigation Links
UF scientist finds unexpected link between cat and human AIDS viruses

Emerging relationships between the two viruses could one day lead to a vaccine for human

A University of Florida researcher has discovered an unexpected link between the viruses that cause feline and human AIDS: Cats vaccinated with an experimental strain of the human AIDS virus appear to be at least as well-protected against the feline version of the disease as those immunized with the vaccine currently used by veterinarians.

The surprise finding may mean cats with feline immunodeficiency virus, also known as FIV or feline AIDS, could eventually be treated even more effectively using some form of the experimental human vaccine.

Researcher Janet Yamamoto, a professor at UF's College of Veterinary Medicine, also theorizes that these emerging relationships between the two viruses could one day lead to a vaccine for human AIDS.

Results from Yamamoto's research can be previewed in today's (Sept. 8) online issue of the journal AIDS.

FIV is a natural infection of domestic cats that results in an immunodeficiency syndrome resembling HIV infection in humans. Since its discovery in 1987, FIV infection of cats has been used in vaccine studies as a small-animal model of human AIDS.

"We were the first to demonstrate that you can make an effective vaccine against a virus in the AIDS family of viruses," said Yamamoto, a co-discoverer of FIV.

Yamamoto holds the patent on the only approved vaccine available through veterinarians to protect cats against FIV. Her most recent studies have attempted to improve the efficacy of that vaccine by using strains of FIV found in cats in which the disease had not progressed for some reason over several years.

To determine the extent to which the human and feline AIDS viruses react to each other, and any implications that might exist for vaccine efficacy, Yamamoto began experimenting with long-term, nonprogressive strains of FIV that led to the current commercial vaccine. Now
'"/>

Source:University of Florida


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Wisconsin scientists grow critical nerve cells
2. UCSB scientists probe sea floor venting to gain understanding of early life on Earth
3. UAB scientists discover the origin of a mysterious physical force
4. Fox Chase Cancer Center scientists identify immune-system mutation
5. U-M scientist to talk about tissue engineering at AAAS
6. Weizmann Institute scientists develop a new approach for directing treatment to metastasized prostate cancer in the bones.
7. U-M scientists find genes that control growth of common skin cancer
8. NC State scientist finds soft tissue in T. rex bones
9. UCLA scientists transform HIV into cancer-seeking missile
10. RNA project to create language for scientists worldwide
11. Carnegie Mellon scientists develop tool that uses MRI to visualize gene expression in living animals
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: scientist finds unexpected link between cat and human AIDS viruses

(Date:2/23/2015)... , Feb. 23, 2015 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... "Company"), a biometric authentication company focused on the growing ... provisional patent 62114357 for DISTRIBUTED VOICE DIRECTED ... NXT-ID introduces a new groundbreaking payment method. Payment accounts ... account may only be accessed if both the speech ...
(Date:2/18/2015)... (NASDAQ: CPHD ) today announced that its executives ... to participate via webcast. , Cowen and Company Health ... 3, 2015 at 11.20 a.m. Eastern Time , Raymond ... Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 10.25 a.m. Eastern Time ... these events, please visit Cepheid,s website at http://ir.cepheid.com ...
(Date:2/12/2015)... , Feb. 12, 2015   MedNet ... specializing in clinical study management systems, has recently ... , further distinguishing iMedNet ... Research Organizations (CROs) and healthcare consultants.  Building on ... prospective customer referrals and numerous co-marketing opportunities), MedNet,s ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NXT-ID Patents Voice Directed Payments 2NXT-ID Patents Voice Directed Payments 3Cepheid to Webcast Upcoming Financial Presentations 2MedNet Solutions Announces Key Enhancements To Its iMedNet Partner Program 2
... one day in the distant future, miniature, medically-savvy computers ... them on the spot by releasing a suitable drug, ... reality, computers must be sufficiently small to fit into ... to various cellular systems. These challenges can be best ...
... HOLE, MASS. -- Among the animals that are appealing ... to mind. Slender, limbless, primitive blobs that look pretty ... boring. I wouldn,t recommend them for a home aquarium," ... Biological Laboratory (MBL). Yet Nasi and his collaborators managed ...
... Darwin on the Galapagos Islands, researchers have been interested ... particular island, can lead to the formation of new ... selection is a process whereby heritable traits that enhance ... heritable traits become less common. Over time, animals and ...
Cached Biology News:A genetic device performs DNA diagnosis 2Sensing the light, but not to see 2LSU professor discovers how new corals species form in the ocean 2LSU professor discovers how new corals species form in the ocean 3
(Date:3/5/2015)... 2015  In response to the incorrect assertions by ... on February 12, 2015. Impeto Medical SAS ... health and their SUDOSCAN® devices have been proven to ... prefers to have the courts decide this dispute rather ... 40 articles written by Key Opinion Leaders, published by ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... Nev. , March 4, 2015 PDL BioPharma, Inc. ... adjusted conversion rate for the: , 3.75% Convertible ... 174.8506 shares of common stock per $1,000 principal amount or ... The conversion rate for the note is adjusted in connection ... on March 12, 2015, to all stockholders who own shares of ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... USDM Life Sciences , a leading ... hired David Blewitt as Vice President of ... and Solutions at USDM Life Sciences , which help ... compliance with government regulations worldwide. , For more ... sciences regulatory and IS compliance professional with extensive hands-on ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... (PRWEB) March 04, 2015 PRC ... in the San Francisco Bay Area, will exhibit and ... Israel Conference 2015 on March 25th and 26th ... to build relationships with Israeli life science companies seeking ... trials. The company’s services span all phases of human ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Impeto Medical Responds to Published Allegations by LD Technology LLC ("LD") 2PDL BioPharma Announces Conversion Rate Adjustment for Convertible Note 2USDM Life Sciences Names David Blewitt VP of Cloud Compliance for Regulated Life Sciences 2USDM Life Sciences Names David Blewitt VP of Cloud Compliance for Regulated Life Sciences 3PRC Clinical to Present at Inaugural Outsourcing in Clinical Trials Israel Conference 2015 on March 25 and 26th in Tel Aviv 2PRC Clinical to Present at Inaugural Outsourcing in Clinical Trials Israel Conference 2015 on March 25 and 26th in Tel Aviv 3PRC Clinical to Present at Inaugural Outsourcing in Clinical Trials Israel Conference 2015 on March 25 and 26th in Tel Aviv 4
... Focus on ... Supportive ... Companies, Inc. (NYSE: PRX ) today announced its commitment,to ... of Strativa Pharmaceuticals, its proprietary,specialty pharmaceuticals division. Strativa Pharmaceuticals will ...
... Idenix,Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: IDIX ), a ... of drugs for the treatment of human ... part of the,restructuring, Idenix has amended the ... Tyzeka(R)/Sebivo(R). Per the amended agreement, Idenix,will discontinue ...
... Settlement, NORCROSS, Ga., Sept. 28 ... leader in providing automated instrument-reagent,systems to the ... and Exchange Commission (SEC) has agreed to ... certain,activities involving the company,s Italian subsidiary. ...
Cached Biology Technology:Introducing Strativa Pharmaceuticals 2Introducing Strativa Pharmaceuticals 3Introducing Strativa Pharmaceuticals 4Introducing Strativa Pharmaceuticals 5Idenix Pharmaceuticals Restructures to Concentrate Efforts on HCV and HIV Programs 2Idenix Pharmaceuticals Restructures to Concentrate Efforts on HCV and HIV Programs 3Idenix Pharmaceuticals Restructures to Concentrate Efforts on HCV and HIV Programs 4Immucor Settles SEC Investigation 2
Direct ELISA Assay Diluent, 100 mL...
Assay Diluent Trial Pack, 4 x 100 mL...
SpectroQuest single beam 1.8nm UV/Vis spectrophotometer; stand-alone unit...
...
Biology Products: