Published in AIDS Weekly, June 21st, 2004
According to recent research published in the journal Virology, "Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) shares remarkable homology to primate lentiviruses, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV). The process of lentiviral env glycoprotein-mediated fusion of membranes is essential for viral entry and syncytia formation. A detailed understanding of this phenomenon has helped identify new targets for antiviral drug development."
"Using a model based on syncytia formation between FIV env-expressing cells and a feline...
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