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How Cats and JellyFish Genes will Cure HIV?

Bright green cats have been created by scientists working in the AIDS virus gene.
The shocking aspect Moggies had their DNA modified with a fluorescent gene from a jellyfish. Placed under blue light, skin, nails and whiskers emit a ghostly green glow.
The purpose of this study was to demonstrate how a naturally occurring protein that prevents macaques develop AIDS can do the same in cats. 
Scientists in the U.S. used the jellyfish gene to track the protein gene. Both were inserted into the DNA of adult cats tabby, who gave birth to puppies bright.
Cats are susceptible to its own version of the HIV virus that causes AIDS, called FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus).
Normally the immune system of cats and human beings are overwhelmed by the virus.
But macaque monkeys have “constraint factor” proteins that can stop the virus invades immune cells.
When the cats were genetically engineered to produce one of these factors, TRIMCyp, FIV replication was reduced.
Two males and one female cats with the genes they were born and survived. He spent the genes to their kittens, which emits a weaker brightness.
Eric Poeschla of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, New York, who led the study, published in the journal Nature Methods:. “One of the best things that biomedical research is aimed at benefiting human health and feline cats can help as much as people.”

September 12, 2011 - Posted by | Health

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