Published in AIDS Weekly, February 27th, 2006
"The infection of cultured monocyte-derived DCs with HIV-1 involves CD4 and CCR5 receptors, while transmission to T cells is enhanced at least in part by the lectin DC-SIGN/CD209. In the present study, we studied BDCA-1+ myeloid DCs isolated directly from human blood," wrote A. Granelli-Piperno and colleagues, The Rockefeller University.
"These cells express CD4 and low levels of CCR5 and CXCR4 coreceptors, but not DC-SIGN. The myeloid DCs replicate two R5 viruses, BaL and YU2, and...
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