FIV infection of the domestic cat: an animal model for AIDS

Willett, B.J. , Flynn, J.N. and Hosie, M.J. (1997) FIV infection of the domestic cat: an animal model for AIDS. Immunology Today, 18(4), pp. 182-9.

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Advances in understanding the felinc immune system have demonstrated that feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) infection results in an immunodeficiency in cats that is similar to AIDS in humans. As reviewed here by Brian Willett, Norman Flynn and Margaret Hosie, the induction of protective immunity to FIV infection using inactivated virus vaccines offers hope for the development of a successful vaccine for AIDS.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hosie, Professor Margaret and Willett, Professor Brian
Authors: Willett, B.J., Flynn, J.N., and Hosie, M.J.
Subjects:Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR355 Virology
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation
Journal Name:Immunology Today

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