Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, April 8th, 1996
HIV normally infects so-called CD4 blood cells readily. But CD4 cells from people who avoided infection were found to be unusually resistant, perhaps through overproduction of anti-viral chemicals.
A second study found that in people who are infected, certain immune system genes may strongly affect how long they can go without developing AIDS. The studies, in the April 1996 issue of the journal Nature Medicine, may someday lead to ways to prevent infection and help in deciding how and when to...
Want to see the full article?
Welcome to NewsRx!
Learn more about a six-week, no-risk free trial of Gene Therapy Weekly
NewsRx also is available at LexisNexis, Gale, ProQuest, Factiva, Dialog, Thomson Reuters, NewsEdge, and Dow Jones.