Title: [Comparative investigation of the efficacy of two nucleocapsid analogs in FIV infected cats]
Authors: Kuffer, M ×
Balzarini, Jan
Rolinski, B
Goebel, F
Erfle, V
Goldberg, M
Hartmann, K #
Issue Date: Nov-1997
Series Title: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe K, Kleintiere/Heimtiere vol:25 issue:6 pages:671-7
Abstract: Antiviral activity of the acyclic nucleoside phosphonates 9-(2-phosphonylmethoxyethyl)adenine (PMEA) and 9-(3-fluoro-2-phosphonylmethoxypropyl)adenine (FPMPA) against feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) was investigated in field cats. The study was designed as a placebo-controlled double-blind study enrolling 27 FIV infected cats. Nine cats received PMEA at a dosage of 10 mg/kg body weight, nine cats received FPMPA at a dosage of 25 mg/kg body weight. A variety of parameters were established to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of the compounds. The improvement was monitored by different aspects: clinical status, index of Karnofsky modified for the cat, laboratory parameters, immunological parameters, surrogate markers, and a virological parameter. Concerning the clinical and immunological parameters cats of both treatment groups disclosed a relevant improvement. Efficacy of antiviral treatment was a little bit higher in the cats treated with PMEA than in the animals injected with FPMPA. However, side effects were also more prominent in the PMEA treated group.
ISSN: 1434-1239
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Virology and Chemotherapy (Rega Institute)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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