SEATTLE - Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington have discovered a mechanism that may open a new window of understanding into the process of how retroviruses such as HIV infect cells. A report of this discovery, by senior author Julie Overbaugh, Ph.D., and colleagues, will appear tomorrow in Science. The paper sheds new light on how the feline leukemia virus, or FeLV, infiltrates cells. This retrovirus can cause a deadly form of immune deficiency in cats that can also increase cancer risk.
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