CATS COUNTER HIV

Feline AIDS of FIV gives clues in how to counter human AIDS. Prof. Akram Alian and Dr. Meytal Galilee from the Faculty of Biology are using FIV to uncover the mechanism of viral resistance to anti-reverse transcriptase drugs. Their findings, published in PLOS Pathogens, show that the FIV protein forms a closed pocket that blocks the drugs from effective binding.