Antigens associated with specific proteins of the human adult T-cell immunodeficiency virus (HIV); also called HTLV-III-associated and lymphadenopathy-associated virus (LAV) antigens.
Includes the spectrum of human immunodeficiency virus infections that range from asymptomatic seropositivity, thru AIDS-related complex (ARC), to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
Blood, mucus, tissue removed at surgery or autopsy, soiled surgical dressings, and other materials requiring special disposal procedures.
Substances that are recognized by the immune system and induce an immune reaction.
Human immunodeficiency virus. A non-taxonomic and historical term referring to any of two species, specifically HIV-1 and/or HIV-2. Prior to 1986, this was called human T-lymphotropic virus type III/lymphadenopathy-associated virus (HTLV-III/LAV). From 1986-1990, it was an official species called HIV. Since 1991, HIV was no longer considered an official species name; the two species were designated HIV-1 and HIV-2.
Antibodies reactive with HIV ANTIGENS.
Vaccines or candidate vaccines containing inactivated HIV or some of its component antigens and designed to prevent or treat AIDS. Some vaccines containing antigens are recombinantly produced.
Development of neutralizing antibodies in individuals who have been exposed to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV/HTLV-III/LAV).
A major core protein of the human immunodeficiency virus encoded by the HIV gag gene. HIV-seropositive individuals mount a significant immune response to p24 and thus detection of antibodies to p24 is one basis for determining HIV infection by ELISA and Western blot assays. The protein is also being investigated as a potential HIV immunogen in vaccines.
Substances elaborated by viruses that have antigenic activity.
A prodromal phase of infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Laboratory criteria separating AIDS-related complex (ARC) from AIDS include elevated or hyperactive B-cell humoral immune responses, compared to depressed or normal antibody reactivity in AIDS; follicular or mixed hyperplasia in ARC lymph nodes, leading to lymphocyte degeneration and depletion more typical of AIDS; evolving succession of histopathological lesions such as localization of Kaposi's sarcoma, signaling the transition to the full-blown AIDS.
Substances elaborated by bacteria that have antigenic activity.
An acquired defect of cellular immunity associated with infection by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a CD4-positive T-lymphocyte count under 200 cells/microliter or less than 14% of total lymphocytes, and increased susceptibility to opportunistic infections and malignant neoplasms. Clinical manifestations also include emaciation (wasting) and dementia. These elements reflect criteria for AIDS as defined by the CDC in 1993.
The type species of LENTIVIRUS and the etiologic agent of AIDS. It is characterized by its cytopathic effect and affinity for the T4-lymphocyte.
Proteins, glycoprotein, or lipoprotein moieties on surfaces of tumor cells that are usually identified by monoclonal antibodies. Many of these are of either embryonic or viral origin.
Antigens on surfaces of cells, including infectious or foreign cells or viruses. They are usually protein-containing groups on cell membranes or walls and may be isolated.
Antibody-mediated immune response. Humoral immunity is brought about by ANTIBODY FORMATION, resulting from TH2 CELLS activating B-LYMPHOCYTES, followed by COMPLEMENT ACTIVATION.
Commercially prepared reagent sets, with accessory devices, containing all of the major components and literature necessary to perform one or more designated diagnostic tests or procedures. They may be for laboratory or personal use.
An immunoassay utilizing an antibody labeled with an enzyme marker such as horseradish peroxidase. While either the enzyme or the antibody is bound to an immunosorbent substrate, they both retain their biologic activity; the change in enzyme activity as a result of the enzyme-antibody-antigen reaction is proportional to the concentration of the antigen and can be measured spectrophotometrically or with the naked eye. Many variations of the method have been developed.
A critical subpopulation of T-lymphocytes involved in the induction of most immunological functions. The HIV virus has selective tropism for the T4 cell which expresses the CD4 phenotypic marker, a receptor for HIV. In fact, the key element in the profound immunosuppression seen in HIV infection is the depletion of this subset of T-lymphocytes.
A critical subpopulation of regulatory T-lymphocytes involved in MHC Class I-restricted interactions. They include both cytotoxic T-lymphocytes (T-LYMPHOCYTES, CYTOTOXIC) and CD8+ suppressor T-lymphocytes.
Lymphocytes responsible for cell-mediated immunity. Two types have been identified - cytotoxic (T-LYMPHOCYTES, CYTOTOXIC) and helper T-lymphocytes (T-LYMPHOCYTES, HELPER-INDUCER). They are formed when lymphocytes circulate through the THYMUS GLAND and differentiate to thymocytes. When exposed to an antigen, they divide rapidly and produce large numbers of new T cells sensitized to that antigen.
Morphologic alteration of small B LYMPHOCYTES or T LYMPHOCYTES in culture into large blast-like cells able to synthesize DNA and RNA and to divide mitotically. It is induced by INTERLEUKINS; MITOGENS such as PHYTOHEMAGGLUTININS, and by specific ANTIGENS. It may also occur in vivo as in GRAFT REJECTION.
Any part or derivative of any protozoan that elicits immunity; malaria (Plasmodium) and trypanosome antigens are presently the most frequently encountered.
DNA molecules capable of autonomous replication within a host cell and into which other DNA sequences can be inserted and thus amplified. Many are derived from PLASMIDS; BACTERIOPHAGES; or VIRUSES. They are used for transporting foreign genes into recipient cells. Genetic vectors possess a functional replicator site and contain GENETIC MARKERS to facilitate their selective recognition.
Polyomavirus antigens which cause infection and cellular transformation. The large T antigen is necessary for the initiation of viral DNA synthesis, repression of transcription of the early region and is responsible in conjunction with the middle T antigen for the transformation of primary cells. Small T antigen is necessary for the completion of the productive infection cycle.
Antigens determined by leukocyte loci found on chromosome 6, the major histocompatibility loci in humans. They are polypeptides or glycoproteins found on most nucleated cells and platelets, determine tissue types for transplantation, and are associated with certain diseases.
Substances of fungal origin that have antigenic activity.
Differentiation antigens residing on mammalian leukocytes. CD stands for cluster of differentiation, which refers to groups of monoclonal antibodies that show similar reactivity with certain subpopulations of antigens of a particular lineage or differentiation stage. The subpopulations of antigens are also known by the same CD designation.
Any part or derivative of a helminth that elicits an immune reaction. The most commonly seen helminth antigens are those of the schistosomes.
The major group of transplantation antigens in the mouse.
A glycoprotein that is secreted into the luminal surface of the epithelia in the gastrointestinal tract. It is found in the feces and pancreaticobiliary secretions and is used to monitor the response to colon cancer treatment.
Those proteins recognized by antibodies from serum of animals bearing tumors induced by viruses; these proteins are presumably coded for by the nucleic acids of the same viruses that caused the neoplastic transformation.
Studies of the number of cases where human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is present in a specific population at a designated time. The presence in a given individual is determined by the finding of HIV antibodies in the serum (HIV SEROPOSITIVITY).
Immune status consisting of non-production of HIV antibodies, as determined by various serological tests.
A subclass of HLA-D antigens that consist of alpha and beta chains. The inheritance of HLA-DR antigens differs from that of the HLA-DQ ANTIGENS and HLA-DP ANTIGENS.
Molecules on the surface of T-lymphocytes that recognize and combine with antigens. The receptors are non-covalently associated with a complex of several polypeptides collectively called CD3 antigens (ANTIGENS, CD3). Recognition of foreign antigen and the major histocompatibility complex is accomplished by a single heterodimeric antigen-receptor structure, composed of either alpha-beta (RECEPTORS, ANTIGEN, T-CELL, ALPHA-BETA) or gamma-delta (RECEPTORS, ANTIGEN, T-CELL, GAMMA-DELTA) chains.
Antibodies produced by a single clone of cells.
A group of antigens that includes both the major and minor histocompatibility antigens. The former are genetically determined by the major histocompatibility complex. They determine tissue type for transplantation and cause allograft rejections. The latter are systems of allelic alloantigens that can cause weak transplant rejection.
Nuclear antigen with a role in DNA synthesis, DNA repair, and cell cycle progression. PCNA is required for the coordinated synthesis of both leading and lagging strands at the replication fork during DNA replication. PCNA expression correlates with the proliferation activity of several malignant and non-malignant cell types.
Sites on an antigen that interact with specific antibodies.
Large, transmembrane, non-covalently linked glycoproteins (alpha and beta). Both chains can be polymorphic although there is more structural variation in the beta chains. The class II antigens in humans are called HLA-D ANTIGENS and are coded by a gene on chromosome 6. In mice, two genes named IA and IE on chromosome 17 code for the H-2 antigens. The antigens are found on B-lymphocytes, macrophages, epidermal cells, and sperm and are thought to mediate the competence of and cellular cooperation in the immune response. The term IA antigens used to refer only to the proteins encoded by the IA genes in the mouse, but is now used as a generic term for any class II histocompatibility antigen.
A glycoprotein that is a kallikrein-like serine proteinase and an esterase, produced by epithelial cells of both normal and malignant prostate tissue. It is an important marker for the diagnosis of prostate cancer.
The lipopolysaccharide-protein somatic antigens, usually from gram-negative bacteria, important in the serological classification of enteric bacilli. The O-specific chains determine the specificity of the O antigens of a given serotype. O antigens are the immunodominant part of the lipopolysaccharide molecule in the intact bacterial cell. (From Singleton & Sainsbury, Dictionary of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, 2d ed)
IMMUNOGLOBULINS on the surface of B-LYMPHOCYTES. Their MESSENGER RNA contains an EXON with a membrane spanning sequence, producing immunoglobulins in the form of type I transmembrane proteins as opposed to secreted immunoglobulins (ANTIBODIES) which do not contain the membrane spanning segment.
A trisaccharide antigen expressed on glycolipids and many cell-surface glycoproteins. In the blood the antigen is found on the surface of NEUTROPHILS; EOSINOPHILS; and MONOCYTES. In addition, CD15 antigen is a stage-specific embryonic antigen.
Differentiation antigens found on thymocytes and on cytotoxic and suppressor T-lymphocytes. CD8 antigens are members of the immunoglobulin supergene family and are associative recognition elements in MHC (Major Histocompatibility Complex) Class I-restricted interactions.
Carbohydrate antigens expressed by malignant tissue. They are useful as tumor markers and are measured in the serum by means of a radioimmunoassay employing monoclonal antibodies.
A specific HLA-A surface antigen subtype. Members of this subtype contain alpha chains that are encoded by the HLA-A*02 allele family.
The major immunoglobulin isotype class in normal human serum. There are several isotype subclasses of IgG, for example, IgG1, IgG2A, and IgG2B.
Those hepatitis B antigens found on the surface of the Dane particle and on the 20 nm spherical and tubular particles. Several subspecificities of the surface antigen are known. These were formerly called the Australia antigen.
Complex of at least five membrane-bound polypeptides in mature T-lymphocytes that are non-covalently associated with one another and with the T-cell receptor (RECEPTORS, ANTIGEN, T-CELL). The CD3 complex includes the gamma, delta, epsilon, zeta, and eta chains (subunits). When antigen binds to the T-cell receptor, the CD3 complex transduces the activating signals to the cytoplasm of the T-cell. The CD3 gamma and delta chains (subunits) are separate from and not related to the gamma/delta chains of the T-cell receptor (RECEPTORS, ANTIGEN, T-CELL, GAMMA-DELTA).
55-kDa antigens found on HELPER-INDUCER T-LYMPHOCYTES and on a variety of other immune cell types. CD4 antigens are members of the immunoglobulin supergene family and are implicated as associative recognition elements in MAJOR HISTOCOMPATIBILITY COMPLEX class II-restricted immune responses. On T-lymphocytes they define the helper/inducer subset. CD4 antigens also serve as INTERLEUKIN-15 receptors and bind to the HIV receptors, binding directly to the HIV ENVELOPE PROTEIN GP120.
Serological reactions in which an antiserum against one antigen reacts with a non-identical but closely related antigen.
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
Sets of cell surface antigens located on BLOOD CELLS. They are usually membrane GLYCOPROTEINS or GLYCOLIPIDS that are antigenically distinguished by their carbohydrate moieties.
Polymorphic class I human histocompatibility (HLA) surface antigens present on almost all nucleated cells. At least 20 antigens have been identified which are encoded by the A locus of multiple alleles on chromosome 6. They serve as targets for T-cell cytolytic responses and are involved with acceptance or rejection of tissue/organ grafts.
Membrane glycoproteins consisting of an alpha subunit and a BETA 2-MICROGLOBULIN beta subunit. In humans, highly polymorphic genes on CHROMOSOME 6 encode the alpha subunits of class I antigens and play an important role in determining the serological specificity of the surface antigen. Class I antigens are found on most nucleated cells and are generally detected by their reactivity with alloantisera. These antigens are recognized during GRAFT REJECTION and restrict cell-mediated lysis of virus-infected cells.
Immunologic tests for identification of HIV (HTLV-III/LAV) antibodies. They include assays for HIV SEROPOSITIVITY and HIV SERONEGATIVITY that have been developed for screening persons carrying the viral antibody from patients with overt symptoms of AIDS or AIDS-RELATED COMPLEX.
The property of antibodies which enables them to react with some ANTIGENIC DETERMINANTS and not with others. Specificity is dependent on chemical composition, physical forces, and molecular structure at the binding site.
High-molecular weight glycoproteins uniquely expressed on the surface of LEUKOCYTES and their hemopoietic progenitors. They contain a cytoplasmic protein tyrosine phosphatase activity which plays a role in intracellular signaling from the CELL SURFACE RECEPTORS. The CD45 antigens occur as multiple isoforms that result from alternative mRNA splicing and differential usage of three exons.
Human immune-response or Class II antigens found mainly, but not exclusively, on B-lymphocytes and produced from genes of the HLA-D locus. They are extremely polymorphic families of glycopeptides, each consisting of two chains, alpha and beta. This group of antigens includes the -DR, -DQ and -DP designations, of which HLA-DR is most studied; some of these glycoproteins are associated with certain diseases, possibly of immune etiology.
Established cell cultures that have the potential to propagate indefinitely.
Molecules on the surface of B- and T-lymphocytes that recognize and combine with specific antigens.
Agents used to treat AIDS and/or stop the spread of the HIV infection. These do not include drugs used to treat symptoms or opportunistic infections associated with AIDS.
Antigens of the virion of the HEPATITIS B VIRUS or the Dane particle, its surface (HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIGENS), core (HEPATITIS B CORE ANTIGENS), and other associated antigens, including the HEPATITIS B E ANTIGENS.
Class I human histocompatibility (HLA) surface antigens encoded by more than 30 detectable alleles on locus B of the HLA complex, the most polymorphic of all the HLA specificities. Several of these antigens (e.g., HLA-B27, -B7, -B8) are strongly associated with predisposition to rheumatoid and other autoimmune disorders. Like other class I HLA determinants, they are involved in the cellular immune reactivity of cytolytic T lymphocytes.
Test for tissue antigen using either a direct method, by conjugation of antibody with fluorescent dye (FLUORESCENT ANTIBODY TECHNIQUE, DIRECT) or an indirect method, by formation of antigen-antibody complex which is then labeled with fluorescein-conjugated anti-immunoglobulin antibody (FLUORESCENT ANTIBODY TECHNIQUE, INDIRECT). The tissue is then examined by fluorescence microscopy.
The processes triggered by interactions of ANTIBODIES with their ANTIGENS.
The order of amino acids as they occur in a polypeptide chain. This is referred to as the primary structure of proteins. It is of fundamental importance in determining PROTEIN CONFORMATION.
The production of ANTIBODIES by proliferating and differentiated B-LYMPHOCYTES under stimulation by ANTIGENS.
Glycoproteins expressed on cortical thymocytes and on some dendritic cells and B-cells. Their structure is similar to that of MHC Class I and their function has been postulated as similar also. CD1 antigens are highly specific markers for human LANGERHANS CELLS.
Immunoglobulins produced in a response to BACTERIAL ANTIGENS.
Serum that contains antibodies. It is obtained from an animal that has been immunized either by ANTIGEN injection or infection with microorganisms containing the antigen.
Deliberate stimulation of the host's immune response. ACTIVE IMMUNIZATION involves administration of ANTIGENS or IMMUNOLOGIC ADJUVANTS. PASSIVE IMMUNIZATION involves administration of IMMUNE SERA or LYMPHOCYTES or their extracts (e.g., transfer factor, immune RNA) or transplantation of immunocompetent cell producing tissue (thymus or bone marrow).
Antigens expressed primarily on the membranes of living cells during sequential stages of maturation and differentiation. As immunologic markers they have high organ and tissue specificity and are useful as probes in studies of normal cell development as well as neoplastic transformation.
Lymphoid cells concerned with humoral immunity. They are short-lived cells resembling bursa-derived lymphocytes of birds in their production of immunoglobulin upon appropriate stimulation.
Inhibitors of HIV PROTEASE, an enzyme required for production of proteins needed for viral assembly.

Evolution and biological characterization of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 subtype E gp120 V3 sequences following horizontal and vertical virus transmission in a single family. (1/787)

It has been suggested that immune-pressure-mediated positive selection operates to maintain the antigenic polymorphism on the third variable (V3) loop of the gp120 of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1). Here we present evidence, on the basis of sequencing 147 independently cloned env C2/V3 segments from a single family (father, mother, and their child), that the intensity of positive selection is related to the V3 lineage. Phylogenetic analysis and amino acid comparison of env C2/V3 and gag p17/24 regions indicated that a single HIV-1 subtype E source had infected the family. The analyses of unique env C2/V3 clones revealed that two V3 lineage groups had evolved in the parents. Group 1 was maintained with low variation in all three family members regardless of the clinical state or the length of infection, whereas group 2 was only present in symptomatic individuals and was more positively charged and diverse than group 1. Only virus isolates carrying the group 2 V3 sequences infected and induced syncytia in MT2 cells, a transformed CD4(+)-T-cell line. A statistically significant excess of nonsynonymous substitutions versus synonymous substitutions was demonstrated only for the group 2 V3 region. The data suggest that HIV-1 variants, possessing the more homogeneous group 1 V3 element and exhibiting the non-syncytium-inducing phenotype, persist in infected individuals independent of clinical status and appear to be more resistant to positive selection pressure.  (+info)

Binding of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 Gag to membrane: role of the matrix amino terminus. (2/787)

Binding of the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) Gag protein precursor, Pr55(Gag), to membrane is an indispensable step in virus assembly. Previously, we reported that a matrix (MA) residue 6 substitution (6VR) imposed a virus assembly defect similar to that observed with myristylation-defective mutants, suggesting that the 6VR change impaired membrane binding. Intriguingly, the 6VR mutation had no effect on Gag myristylation. The defective phenotype imposed by 6VR was reversed by changes at other positions in MA, including residue 97. In this study, we use several biochemical methods to demonstrate that the residue 6 mutation, as well as additional substitutions in MA amino acids 7 and 8, reduce membrane binding without affecting N-terminal myristylation. This effect is observed in the context of Pr55(Gag), a truncated Gag containing only MA and CA, and in MA itself. The membrane binding defect imposed by the 6VR mutation is reversed by second-site changes in MA residues 20 and 97, both of which, when present alone, increase membrane binding to levels greater than those for the wild type. Both reduced and enhanced membrane binding imposed by the MA substitutions depend upon the presence of the N-terminal myristate. The results support the myristyl switch model recently proposed for the regulation of Gag membrane binding, according to which membrane binding is determined by the degree of exposure or sequestration of the N-terminal myristate moiety. Alternatively, insertion of the myristate into the lipid bilayer might be a prerequisite event for the function of other distinct MA-encoded membrane binding domains.  (+info)

Engineering of noninfectious HIV-1-like particles containing mutant gp41 glycoproteins as vaccine candidates that allow vaccinees to be distinguished from HIV-1 infectees. (3/787)

Many AIDS vaccine candidates under development may elicit immune responses similar to those observed in and used to screen human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1)-infected individuals. Therefore, it is important to develop vaccine candidates that incorporate antigenic markers and allow vaccinees to be distinguished from HIV-1 infectees. To this end, we introduced a series of mutations into and in the vicinity of the major immunodominant region (MIR) of gp41 (residues 598-609), a domain recognized by almost all HIV-1 infectees, and evaluated whether HIV-1-like particles incorporating such mutant glycoproteins could be expressed in mammalian cells. Results indicated that although up to three consecutive amino acids could be replaced within MIR without significantly affecting particle formation or gp160 processing, deletions within MIR impaired envelope processing. Replacement of HIV-1 MIR by part or most of the corresponding domain from other lentiviruses markedly decreased or abolished gp160 processing. Synthetic peptides corresponding to a mutated MIR incorporating three amino acid replacements were not recognized by a panel of sera from HIV-1 infectees, suggesting that HIV-1-like particles with this type of mutation represent potential candidate vaccines that could allow vaccinees to be distinguished from HIV-1 infectees.  (+info)

Translation elongation factor 1-alpha interacts specifically with the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 Gag polyprotein. (4/787)

Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) gag-encoded proteins play key functions at almost all stages of the viral life cycle. Since these functions may require association with cellular factors, the HIV-1 matrix protein (MA) was used as bait in a yeast two-hybrid screen to identify MA-interacting proteins. MA was found to interact with elongation factor 1-alpha (EF1alpha), an essential component of the translation machinery that delivers aminoacyl-tRNA to ribosomes. EF1alpha was then shown to bind the entire HIV-1 Gag polyprotein. This interaction is mediated not only by MA, but also by the nucleocapsid domain, which provides a second, independent EF1alpha-binding site on the Gag polyprotein. EF1alpha is incorporated within HIV-1 virion membranes, where it is cleaved by the viral protease and protected from digestion by exogenously added subtilisin. The specificity of the interaction is demonstrated by the fact that EF1alpha does not bind to nonlentiviral MAs and does not associate with Moloney murine leukemia virus virions. The Gag-EF1alpha interaction appears to be mediated by RNA, in that basic residues in MA and NC are required for binding to EF1alpha, RNase disrupts the interaction, and a Gag mutant with undetectable EF1alpha-binding activity is impaired in its ability to associate with tRNA in cells. Finally, the interaction between MA and EF1alpha impairs translation in vitro, a result consistent with a previously proposed model in which inhibition of translation by the accumulation of Gag serves to release viral RNA from polysomes, permitting the RNA to be packaged into nascent virions.  (+info)

Reappearance of founder virus sequence in human immunodeficiency virus type 1-infected patients. (5/787)

Different patterns of temporal evolution in human immunodeficiency virus type 1 V3 and p17 regions are described for eight patients studied during the first years following primary infection. In samples from three patients, a rapid replacement of the major sequence occurred but the original sequence reappeared later simultaneously with clinical deterioration and increased plasma viral load.  (+info)

Changes in and discrepancies between cell tropisms and coreceptor uses of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 induced by single point mutations at the V3 tip of the env protein. (6/787)

We examined the effect of amino acid substitutions of the GPGR (glycine-proline-glycine-arginine) tip sequence at the V3 domain of the Env protein of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) on its cell tropism and coreceptor use. We changed the GPGR sequence of a T-cell line (T)- and macrophage (M)-tropic (R5-R3-X4) HIV-1 strain, GUN-1wt, to GA(alanine)GR (the resulting mutant was designated GUN-1/A), GL(leucine)GR (GUN-1/L), GP(proline)GR (GUN-1/P), GR(arginine)GR (GUN-1/R), GS(serine)GR (GUN-1/S), or GT(threonine)GR (GUN-1/T). GUN-1/A, GUN-1/S, and GUN-1/T mutants infected brain-derived cells such as a CD4-transduced glioma cell line, U87/CD4, and a brain-derived primary cell strain, BT-20/N, as well as T-cell lines in a CD4-dependent manner, although the plating of these mutants onto macrophages was inhibited. GUN-1/L, GUN-1/P, and GUN-1/R mutants showed both T- and M-tropism, but did not plate onto the brain-derived cells. A CCR3, CCR5, CCR8, or CXCR4 gene was introduced into a CD4-positive glioma cell line, NP-2/CD4, which demonstrated complete resistance to various HIV-1 strains. Not only HIV-1 strains, which were infectious to macrophages, such as GUN-1wt, GUN-1v, GUN-1/L, and GUN-1/P, but also an HIV-1 strain, GUN-1v, which was hardly infectious to macrophages, grew well in NP-2/CD4 cells expressing CCR3 or CCR5. However, the M-tropic GUN-1/R mutant could not efficiently use CCR5 nor CCR3. No point mutants, except GUN-1/L, grew well in NP-2/CD4 cells expressing CCR8. These findings indicate that the cell tropism of HIV-1 to macrophages and brain-derived cells and their use of the coreceptors were markedly, though not always concomitantly, affected by the tip sequence of the V3 domain.  (+info)

The antiviral activity of HIV-specific CD8+ CTL clones is limited by elimination due to encounter with HIV-infected targets. (7/787)

Adoptive immunotherapy of virus infection with viral-specific CTL has shown promise in animal models and human virus infections and is being evaluated as a therapy for established HIV-1 infection. Defining the individual obstacles for success is difficult in human trials. We have therefore examined the localization, persistence, and antiviral activity of HIV-1 gag-specific CTL clones in both HIV-1-infected and uninfected haplotype-matched human (hu)-PBL-SCID mice. Injection of gag-specific clones but not control CTL into HIV-1-infected hosts reduced plasma viremia by >10-fold but failed to eliminate the virus infection from most treated animals. The failure to eradicate virus did not reflect selection of escape variants because the gag epitope remained unmutated in virus isolates obtained after CTL therapy. Injection of carboxyfluorescein diacetate succinimide ester-labeled CTL demonstrated markedly different fates for gag-specific CTL in the presence or absence of HIV-1 infection. HIV-1-specific CTL rapidly disappeared in infected recipients, whereas they were maintained at high numbers in uninfected mice. By contrast, control CTL were long lived in both infected and uninfected recipients. Thus, interaction of CTL with virus-infected target cells in vivo leads not only to target destruction but also to the rapid disappearance of the infused CTL, and it limits the capacity of CTL therapy to eliminate HIV-1 infection.  (+info)

Cloning and characterization of hIF2, a human homologue of bacterial translation initiation factor 2, and its interaction with HIV-1 matrix. (8/787)

The cDNA for a human homologue (hIF2) of bacterial (bIF2) and yeast (yIF2) translation initiation factor two (IF2) has been identified during a screen for proteins which interact with HIV-1 matrix. The hIF2 cDNA encodes a 1220-amino-acid protein with a predicted relative molecular mass of 139 kDa, though endogeneous hIF2 migrates anomalously on SDS/PAGE at 180 kDa. hIF2 has an extended N-terminus compared with its homologues, although its central GTP-binding domain and C-terminus are highly conserved, with 58% sequence identity with yIF2. We have confirmed that hIF2 is required for general translation in human cells by generation of a point mutation in the P-loop of the GTP-binding domain. This mutant protein behaves in a transdominant manner in transient transfections and leads to a significant decrease in the translation of a reporter gene. hIF2 interacts directly with HIV-1 matrix and Gag in vitro, and the protein complex can be immunoprecipitated from human cells. This interaction appears to block hIF2 function, since purified matrix protein inhibits translation in a reticulocyte lysate. hIF2 does not correspond to any of the previously characterized translation initiation factors identified in mammals, but its essential role in translation appears to have been conserved from bacteria to humans.  (+info)

Zhou, F.; Badillo-Corona, J. A.; Karcher, D.; Gonzalez-Rabade, N.; Piepenburg, K.; Borchers, A. M. I.; Maloney, A. P.; Kavanagh, T. A.; Gray, J. C.; Bock, R.: High-level expression of human immunodeficiency virus antigens from the tobacco and tomato plastid genomes. Plant Biotechnology Journal 6 (9), S. 897 - 913 (2008 ...
HIV tests that detect HIV antigen (p24) and/or HIV antibody are used to screen for and diagnose HIV infections. Early detection and treatment of HIV infection can decrease the risk of progression to AIDS and greatly improve long-term health and survival.
Background: HIV-1 matrix protein p17 variants (vp17s) detected in HIV-1-infected patients with non-Hodgkins lymphoma (HIV-NHL) display, differently from the wild-type protein (refp17), B cell growth-promoting activity. Biophysical analysis revealed that vp17s are destabilized as compared to refp17, motivating us to explore structure-function relationships. Methods: We used: biophysical techniques (circular dichroism (CD), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and thermal/GuHCL denaturation) to study protein conformation and stability; Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) to study interactions; Western blot to investigate signaling pathways; and Colony Formation and Soft Agar assays to study B cell proliferation and clonogenicity. Results: By forcing the formation of a disulfide bridge between Cys residues at positions 57 and 87 we obtained a destabilized p17 capable of promoting B cell proliferation. This finding prompted us to dissect refp17 to identify the functional epitope. A synthetic peptide (F1) ...
マウス・モノクローナル抗体 ab54370 交差種: Hu 適用: WB,Dot…Nuclear Matrix Protein p84抗体一覧…画像、プロトコール、文献などWeb上の情報が満載のアブカムの Antibody 製品。国内在庫と品質保証制度も充実。
This experiments aim is to provide students the molecular biology and pathogenesis basics of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).. An HIV test detects HIV infection indirectly using an ELISA test against HIV antibodies in the blood. The test works by taking antibodies from the patients blood and adding them to a microtiter plate coated with HIV antigen. If HIV antibodies are present in the blood, they will bind to the antigens on the plate. This binding is detected with an enzyme-linked secondary antibody that causes a color change upon addition of substrate. In this experiment, students will perform an ELISA test by coating microtiter plate wells with simulated HIV antigen and then test simulated donor serum for anti-HIV antibodies.. , Kit includes: ...
is feels like a very long time. This is how it used to be but now there is a newer form of test.. This new test checks for what is called HIV antigen. As soon as someone becomes infected with HIV the virus produces a protein called HIV antigen. This test is must faster with producing its findings. Aside from the benefit of giving people answers much quicker, it helps to entice precautionary measures. These are measures to help those who suspect they may be infected from transmitting the disease.. Something else that is relatively new is a home test that can now be done. The individual is required to swab their upper and lower gums so they can gather a small amount of fluid from this area. If the reading shows positive then the person needs to see their health care provider for further testing to confirm the results. However, if the first test shows negative then the test needs to be repeated again in three months to be sure the results are still negative.. Once the initial test to determine if ...
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The MP Diagnostics HIV-1/2 ELISA 4.0 is an antigen sandwich immunoassay. The wells of the polystyrene microplate strips are coated with recombinant HIV antigens (gp41, gp120, and gp-36) expressed in E.coli. The conjugate is based on a second set of recombinant HIV antigens expressing the same epitopes as the pre-coated antigens, which is conjugated to horseradish peroxidase. Human serum or plasma, are incubated in these coated wells. HIV-1/2 specific antibodies, if present, will bind to the antigens immobilised on the solid phase. After incubation, the wells are thoroughly washed to remove unbound materials and conjugate is added to the wells. The antigens of the conjugate will bind to any antigen-antibody complexes previously formed and excess unbound conjugate are removed by washing. Colourless solutions containing urea peroxide and tetramethylbenzidine are then added to each well. The presence of specific antibodies is indicated by the presence of a blue colour after incubation, which changes ...
This technique is based on the lock and key theory of antibodies. Basically, antibodies and antigens work like locks and keys. One key for one lock. One antibody fits one antigen. Having the antibody means the antigen is also present.. So the ELISA technique basically involves getting a little cup (aka microwell) and sticking HIV antigens (locks) all over the bottom. The cup is then filled with the serum to be tested. If the appropriate anti-HIV antibodies are present (keys), they will stick to the antigens (locks). So far so good?. Now this is the clever bit. Since these antigens and antibodies are microscopic, the scientists had to figure out a way to be able to see if the locks have captured any keys. Microscopes do not work because these antigens and antibodies are just too small. They figured out that since antibodies are proteins too, they themselves are also antigens! In other words, the other end of the key is also a lock. So the scientist developed an anti-HIV antibody antibody. So this ...
In regard to such analytical treatment interruptions, Douek and colleagues from the NIH Vaccine Research Center added a cautionary note (abstr. LB7). They identified populations of T cells responding (i.e. producing interferon gamma) to either HIV antigens or (as a control) CMV antigens, and sorted these cells by flow cytometry. Then using a novel PCR technique, they compared the amount of proviral HIV DNA within the two cell populations. The proportion of either population that was infected, as evidenced by the presence of HIV DNA within them, was low. However, HIV-specific cells were significantly more likely to be infected. This could be looked at as bad news, or no news. In responding to sites of HIV replication, like a firefighter these cells place themselves at risk. The overall question that remains to be answered is whether HIV replication can be controlled by novel strategies that pairs cycles of antiviral therapy with cycles of immunotherapy, or whether slow but relentless infection of ...
If youre HIV test is negative, then you are not experiencing symptoms of HIV infection. The test measures the antibody response to the presence of HIV antigens. If your test measures no antibodies,...
HIV-exposed uninfected (HEU) infants born to mothers who are HIV infected often experience increased mortality and morbidity. Exposure to HIV antigens, antiretroviral drugs, or an altered placental cytokine environment may alter their developing immunity, predisposing them to postnatal infections. In this study, Nduati et al. (p. 576-585) describe B-cell phenotypes and function in HEU infants during the first 2 years of life. The results show that HIV exposure is associated with a lower proportion of memory B cells. This, however, did not affect the infants ability to generate recall responses to previously encountered antigens or reduce their antigen-specific antibody levels at 18 months. ...
This trial will investigate whether delivery of HIV antigens via immunization with anti-DEC-205 p24 monoclonal antibody plus poly ICLC, as an adjuvant, is safe and induces either cellular or humoral immunogenicity in healthy volunteers. We propose to assess the quality of immunity elicited by DEC targeted vaccines in humans. Immunogenicity after HIV antigen delivery directly to dendritic cells could provide the proof-of-concept that dendritic cell targeted protein vaccines may serve as a stand-alone vaccine strategy or in combination with other vaccine modalities against HIV or other diseases.. The main hypothesis of this study is to assess the delivery of HIV antigens via immunization with anti-DEC-205 p24 monoclonal antibody (DCVax-001) plus poly ICLC (Hiltonol) is safe and induces either cellular or humoral immunogenicity in HIV-uninfected, healthy volunteers. ...
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Participants expressing HIV antigens (gag, pol and nef) secrete antigen specific interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma). Levels of unfractionated gag, pol, and nef-specific IFN-gamma were to be measured using an Enzyme Linked Immunospot Assay (ELISPOT), which measures spot forming cells per 10^6 peripheral blood mononuclear cells (SFC per million PBMCs).. No immunogenicity analyses were performed because the results from a previous study, V520-023 (NCT00095576), which used the same vaccine as the one used in this study (NCT00849680) proved it was not efficacious. ...
D-site pattern hits on HIV proteins.Hits for the standard MAPK docking sites, Da and Db, and the proposed MAPK docking sites patterns, Dc and Dd, are annotated
3. Discussion. The following are three possible explanations for why undiluted specimens of blood always react positive at the ELISA test:. 3.1. Everybody has HIV antibodies.. It is accepted worldwide that the ELISA test for HIV detects antibodies against what is known as the Human Immunodeficiency Virus3-6. And the pharmaceutical company that commercialises the ELISA kits states that. Abbott HIVAB HIV-1 EIA is an in vitro qualitative Enzyme Immunoassay for the Detection of Antibody to Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIV-1) in Human Serum and P/asma1.. Since all undiluted blood specimens react positive on the ELISA test, a test that supposedly tests for antibodies to HIV, the results presented here suggest that every single human being has HIV antibodies. And this suggests that everybody has been exposed to HIV antigens.. This would mean that all of us have been exposed to the virus that is believed to be the cause of AIDS. The people that react positive even at a dilution of 1:400, would ... is designed to create awareness around the many HIV and AIDS issues and promotes messages of positive living with HIV
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One hundred and ninety eight men seropositive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibody and 58 HIV antibody seroconverters were studied for an average of 19.3 (SEM 0.5) months to assess the relation between HIV antigenaemia and the risk of developing the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS related complex. Forty (20.2%) of the 198 HIV antibody seropositive men were antigen positive at entry and remained so during follow up. Eight (13.8%) of the 58 HIV antibody seroconverters and 20 (12.7%) of the remaining 158 HIV antibody seropositive men became antigen positive during follow up, resulting in an end point attack rate for HIV antigenaemia of 14.3%. AIDS related complex was diagnosed in 25 (15.8%) of the HIV antigen negative men and in 14 (20.7%) of the HIV antigen positive men. AIDS was diagnosed in 15 men, resulting in an end point attack rate for AIDS of 23.9% in the HIV antigen positive group and 1.3% in the antigen negative group. HIV antibody seropositive men without ...
The MP Diagnostics HIV-1/2 ELISA 4.0 is an antigen sandwich immunoassay. The wells of the polystyrene microplate strips are coated with recombinant HIV antigens (gp41, gp120, and gp-36) expressed in E.coli. The conjugate is based on a second set of recombinant HIV antigens expressing the same epitopes as the pre-coated antigens, which is conjugated to horseradish peroxidase. Human serum or plasma, are incubated in these coated wells. HIV-1/2 specific antibodies, if present, will bind to the antigens immobilised on the solid phase. After incubation, the wells are thoroughly washed to remove unbound materials and conjugate is added to the wells. The antigens of the conjugate will bind to any antigen-antibody complexes previously formed and excess unbound conjugate are removed by washing. Colourless solutions containing urea peroxide and tetramethylbenzidine are then added to each well. The presence of specific antibodies is indicated by the presence of a blue colour after incubation, which changes ...
1. Surveillance and Evaluation of Blood Donors Positive for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Antibody or HIV Antigen (0920-0329)-Extension-National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHSTP). In 1987, the President directed the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to determine the nationwide incidence of, to predict the future of, and to determine the extent to which human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is present in various segments of our population. In response, CDC formed an epidemiological team to summarize existing information. An extensive review of published and unpublished data led to the conclusion that even though there is information suggesting a very large number of Americans were infected, there was no substitute for carefully and scientifically obtained incidence and prevalence data. The need to monitor HIV seroprevalence existed on the national and at the state and local levels for public health management: targeting and evaluating prevention programs, planning ...
Royersford, PA, May 29, 2019. Abzyme Therapeutics LLC, a biotech company focused on developing antibodies for diagnostic and therapeutic applications, has been awarded a $299,808 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I Contract by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for implementation of strategies to improve HIV envelope protein expression and yield.. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) SBIR program is a highly competitive program for small businesses that seeks to commercialize innovative technologies with biomedical applications. This highly competitive program helps small businesses participate in federal research and development, develop life-saving technologies, and create jobs.. The promising efficacy seen in the clinical trials of HIV-1 vaccine RV144 creates a critical need for new strategies/technologies that enable development of high yielding GMP manufacturing processes for HIV antigens. Current production processes are low yielding and commercially ...
Antigen test (P24 test) (အင္တီဂ်င္) စမ္းသပ္နည္းနဲ႔ ေသျခာေစႏိုင္တယ္။ (အင္တီဂ်င္) ဆိုတာ ကိုယ့္ပစၥည္း မဟုတ္တဲ့ ပိုးမႊားလိုဟာ ျဖစ္တယ္။ ဒါမ်ိဳး ဝင္လာရင္ ကိုယ္ခႏၶာကေန (အင္တီေဘာ္ဒီ) ထုတ္ေစမယ္။ HIV ပိုးရဲ႕ အဲလိုဟာကို Protein P24 လို႔ ေခၚတယ္။ HIV ဝင္တာနဲ႔ ၂-၈ ပါတ္အတြင္း P24 ေတြ မ်ားမ်ားလာမယ္။ ေသြးကုိ စစ္ရင္ ေတြ႔မယ္။ ေရာဂါ ရလာခ်ိန္မွာေတာ့ သူတို႔ ေပ်ာက္ေပ်ာက္သြားမယ္။ ဒါ့ေၾကာင့္ P24 antigen test ကို အျမဲမလုပ္ဘဲ၊ ...
Recommended Readings. Dhodapkar MV; Sznol M; Wang D, et al. 2010. Early development of CDX-1401, a novel vaccine targeting NY-ESO-1 to the dendritic cel receptor DEC-205. Journal of Immunotherapy. 33(8):895-896 Request Article from Markus Library. Wanialla CN; Faul EJ; Gomme EA, et al. 2010. Dendritic cells infected by recombinant rabies virus vaccine vector expressing HIV-1 Gag are immunogenic even in the presence of vector-specific immunity. Vaccine. 29(1):130-140. Fiorentini S; Giagulli C; Caccuri F, et al. 2010. HIV-1 matrix protein p17: a candidate antigen for therapeutic vaccines against AIDS. Pharmacology & Therapeutics. 128(3):433-444 Request Article from Markus Library.. De Groot A; Buhlmann J; Weber C, et al. 2010. De-Tolerization of anti-DEC-205 for HIV vaccine delivery. (abstract only) AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses. 26(10):A135-A136. Ahlers, JD; and IM Belyakov. 2009. Strategies for optimizing targeting and delivery of mucosal HIV vaccines. European Journal of Immunology. ...
Our team studies antigen presentation by DC. It has demonstrated cross-presentation ability of human plasmacytoid DC (pDC) and conventional DC1 bearing the chemokine receptor XCR1. We showed that DC perform cross-presentation of HIV antigens to specific CD8+ T lymphocytes specific for HIV very efficiently not only from apoptotic infected cells, but also from live cells. We are seeking to exploit this antigen presentation from live cells to kill cells which are HIV reservoirs or, with Armelle Prévost-Blondel, metastatic melanoma cells. (Immune activation and suppression during HIV infecton). We study the roles of different DC and monocyte/macrophage populations in T cell response polarization et in type I or III IFN production during HIV infection. We were the first to show during this infection the depletion of circulating DC et the accumulation of pro-inflammatory slan+ monocytes. Our aim is to reduce the reservoirs and the immune hyper activation and immune suppression which are linked to ...
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합병증이 없는 단순 인플루엔자에서는 안정 및 수분 섭취를 하고 필요에 따라 두통, 근육통, 및 열을 해소하기 위한 아세트아미노펜을 이용한 대증치료가 고려된다. 인플루엔자환자 중 입원한 환자, 중증 인플루엔자이거나 합병증을 동반하고 있는 환자, 임상 경과가 악화되어가는 환자, 중증으로 진행하거나 합병증 발생의 위험이 높은 고위험군 환자(2세 미만 소아, 65세 이상 노인, 호흡기 질환자, 심혈관 질환자, 신장 질환자, 간 질환자, 대사 질환자, 이상혈색소 환자, 신경계 질환자, 악성종양 환자), 면역억제제를 복용 중이거나 HIV 감염인과 같은 면역 저하자, 임산부를 포함한 출산 2주 이내인 산모, 장기간 아스피린을 투여 중인 소아, 비만자, 장기 요양시설 거주자에 대해서는 질병 기간 단축과 증상 완화를 목적으로 항바이러스제 투여를 권장한다[11]. ...
Matrix protein p17 targets Gag and Gag-Pol polyproteins to the plasma membrane via a multipartite membrane binding signal, that includes its myristoylated N-terminus. Also mediates nuclear localization of the preintegration complex. Implicated in the release from host cell mediated by Vpu (By similarity).
The Merck candidate vaccine showed good HIV-specific immunogenicity in Phase I and II studies (see for the recently released STEP trial results) as measured mostly by a single parameter: the IFN-γ ELISPOT assay. The rAd vaccine also induced long-lasting, multifunctional responses as monitored by polychromatic flow cytometry ( Indeed, after homologous prime-boost immunization with a replication-defective adenovirus-based vaccine, a majority of responders had HIV-specific CD8+ T lymphocytes that were capable of producing CD107, macrophage inflammatory protein 1β, IFN-γ, and TNF, and antigen-specific CD4+ T cells that were able to produce IFN-γ, interleukin (IL)-2, and TNF (Casimiro, D., personal communication). The CD8 T cell responses to HIV antigens, however, were not particularly broad. A median of three peptide pools, each consisting of overlapping 9-amino acid peptides spanning a 16-amino acid region of ...
Membrane anchorage was tested as a strategy to accumulate recombinant proteins in transgenic plants. Transmembrane domains of different lengths and topology were fused to the cytosolic HIV antigen p24, to promote endoplasmic reticulum (ER) residence or traffic to distal compartments of the secretory pathway in transgenic tobacco. Fusions to a domain of the maize seed storage protein γ-zein were also expressed, as a reference strategy that leads to very high stability via the formation of large polymers in the ER lumen. Although all the membrane anchored constructs were less stable compared to the zein fusions, residence at the ER membrane either as a type I fusion (where the p24 sequence is luminal) or a tail-anchored fusion (where the p24 sequence is cytosolic) resulted in much higher stability than delivery to the plasma membrane or intermediate traffic compartments. Delivery to the tonoplast was never observed. The inclusion of a thrombin cleavage site allowed for the quantitative in vitro recovery
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Taken together, these findings argue strongly for a renewed focus on unraveling the causes and consequences of immune activation and inflammation in HIV infection. The intimate correlation between viral load levels and immune activation markers and the precipitous decline in activation that occurs on ART are compelling evidence that HIV is driving the phenomenon. But exactly how this is occurring-particularly the extent to which HIV antigens are involved versus other potential sources of activation such as bacteria leaking across the gut mucosa-remains unresolved. Even the exact types of CD4 and CD8 T cell that are expressing high levels of CD38 in HIV is still uncertain; are they naïve T cells that have been activated, memory T cells that have been activated, or some mix of both? What antigens are these T cells specific for?. These questions are no longer solely of interest to academic immunologists, they are now increasingly recognized to have a vital relation to the transmission and ...
POL_HV1B1] Gag-Pol polyprotein and Gag polyprotein may regulate their own translation, by the binding genomic RNA in the 5-UTR. At low concentration, Gag-Pol and Gag would promote translation, whereas at high concentration, the polyproteins encapsidate genomic RNA and then shutt off translation (By similarity).[1] Matrix protein p17 has two main functions: in infected cell, it targets Gag and Gag-pol polyproteins to the plasma membrane via a multipartite membrane-binding signal, that includes its myristoylated N-terminus. The second function is to play a role in nuclear localization of the viral genome at the very start of cell infection. Matrix protein is the part of the pre-integration complex. It binds in the cytoplasm the human BAF protein which prevent autointegration of the viral genome, and might be included in virions at the ration of zero to 3 BAF dimer per virion. The myristoylation signal and the NLS thus exert conflicting influences its subcellular localization. The key regulation ...
Additional experiments revealed that the HIV-specific CD4 T cell responses showed activity associated with cell-killing and could even destroy HIV-infected macrophages - an unusual function for CD4 T cells, which have traditionally been seen as helper cells. In addition, the researchers determined that the presence of a specific cell-death protein called granzyme A prominently distinguished HIV-specific CD4 cells of participants maintaining a lower viral set point from those less able to control viral levels. To validate these findings, the researchers examined a larger group of HIV-infected individuals and found that those with higher levels of granzyme A in their HIV-specific CD4 T cell response immediately after infection progressed more slowly to AIDS and did not require antiretroviral therapy as quickly as did those with lower levels of the protein. The key baseline difference between these two groups has to do with the quality, not the quantity, of the HIV-specific CD4 T cell response, ...
Some 25 years after the AIDS epidemic spawned a worldwide search for an effective vaccine against the human immunodeficiency virus, progress in the field seems to have effectively become stalled. The reason? According to new findings, its at least partly due to the fact that our bodys natural HIV antibodies simply dont have a long enough reach to effectively neutralize the viruses they are meant to target.
Hi, I am trying to locate a commercial source for rabbit polyclonal antibodies to HIV P24 and gp120. I hope to use these in Western blots of clinical iso- lates and would hope that they would have cross-reactivity with multiple serotypes. Thanks, --Tom ...
AIDS/HIV (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome/Human Immunodeficiency Virus) caught everyone by surprise nearly three decades ago. Since then, 35 million people worldwide have succumbed to complications arising from AIDS and a further 75 million have become infected with HIV. In 2016, there were 36.7 million people living with HIV.
HIV is spread most by people with medium levels of HIV in blood, says study Learn about HIV, its treatment, and how to take care of yourself when you have HIV.
Din momentul infectării cu HIV a organismului, sistemul imunitar are nevoie de o perioadă de timp pentru a produce un număr de anticorpi suficient de mare
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Strong maternal antibodies for HIV could be ineffective for protecting infants from HIV. Maternal Anti-HIV Antibodies Associate with Enhanced Transmission.
HIV is short for human immunodeficiency virus. When Ignored, HIV can lead to the disease commonly known as: AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome).. To our current knowledge the human body cannot get rid of HIV. No safe and effective solution for HIV currently exists, but scientists remain hopeful.. HIV affects a specific cell type of the immune system, called CD4 cells, also commonly called T cells. Over time, HIV will/most likely will destroy the Majority of these cells so that the body cant fight off infections and disease.. The only way to know for sure if you have HIV is to get tested. You can ask your health care provider for an HIV test but a more private method is to test yourself. You can get an FDA-approved home HIV testing kit (the Home Access HIV-1 Test System or the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test) from most drugstores.. ...
Too many people dont know they have HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). About 1.2 million people are living with HIV in the US but about 240,000 dont know they are infected. Each year, about 50,000 people get infected with HIV in the US. Getting an HIV test is the first step to finding out if you have HIV and getting medical care. Without medical care, HIV leads to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) and early death.
Page 1 of 7 - Hiv - posted in Best all time threads.: HIV does not, in fact, exist. The so-called human immunodeficiency virus, HIV, is only an externalization, to absolve the AIDS patient of responsibility for his/her disease.Anyone doubting this should consider that HIV has never even been isolated. This simple and amazing fact in itself should make everyone suspicious about the entire AIDS industry.When someone tests positive for HIV, they actually test positive for...
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Prevention of HIV-1 infection requires a more detailed knowledge of HIV-1 transmission than is currently available. Tremendous progress on understanding the pat...
HIV: weve all heard of it, but what exactly does this virus do? Can it be treated? And whats the difference between HIV and AIDS? We summarise all you need to know about HIV: its symptoms, treatment and screening.
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What do denialists believe? First, they question whether or not HIV is the cause of AIDS. A lot of denialists do not think that HIV is a sexually ...
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... this makes them great for HIV antigens. They are an ideal crop because they contain beta-amyloid. Even though crops seem ... In order to be effective, the antigen needs to elicit a strong and specific immune response. Once the antigen is identified and ... The M-cells (found in Peyer's patches) in the mucous membranes of the lymphoid tissues push the antigens to the antigen ... The dosage also varies due to the difficulty in standardizing the concentration of the antigen in the plant tissue; it can be ...
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"The HIV-1 envelope glycoproteins: fusogens, antigens, and immunogens". Science. 280 (5371): 1884-88. Bibcode:1998Sci...280.1884 ... There is no vaccine for HIV. When the source of blood is known to be HIV positive, a 3-drug regimen is recommended by the CDC; ... "HIV Infection, Risk, Prevention, and Testing Behaviors among Persons Who Inject Drugs - National HIV Behavioral Surveillance: ... The overall risk of HIV infection after percutaneous exposure to HIV-infected material in the health care setting is 0.3%. ...
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Her work has primarily focussed on the carbohydrate antigens on HIV-1. The envelope glycoprotein GP120 of HIV-1 is covered in N ... "Hitting a Moving Target: AIDS Vaccine Could Work Against Changeable Site on HIV". News & Views. La Jolla, CA: The Scripps ... By neutralising sites such as these (the high-mannose patch), Doores hoped to protect against HIV infection. From 2013 to 2017 ... At Scripps, Doores worked alongside Dennis Burton, where she studied the "flower-like" envelope protein on HIV. These envelope ...
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1991). "Interaction of CD4 with HLA class II antigens and HIV gp120". Immunogenetics. 34 (2): 121-8. doi:10.1007/BF00211424. ... Identification of these antigens has led to greater success and longevity in organ transplant. Antigens most responsible for ... 2004). "HIV/SIV escape from immune surveillance: focus on Nef". Curr. HIV Res. 2 (2): 141-51. doi:10.2174/1570162043484924. ... Anderson JL, Hope TJ (2005). "HIV accessory proteins and surviving the host cell". Current HIV/AIDS Reports. 1 (1): 47-53. doi: ...
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Mann DL, Murray C, O'Donnell M, Blattner WA, Goedert JJ (1990). "HLA antigen frequencies in HIV-1-related Kaposi's sarcoma". J ... HLA-DR3 is composed of the HLA-DR17 and HLA-DR18 split 'antigens' serotypes. DR3 is a component gene-allele of the AH8.1 ... Pollack MS, Gold J, Metroka CE, Safai B, Dupont B (1984). "HLA-A,B,C and DR antigen frequencies in acquired immunodeficiency ... 2007). "Primary sclerosing cholangitis is associated with extended HLA-DR3 and HLA-DR6 haplotypes". Tissue Antigens. 69 (2): ...
HIV: the virus's antigens provoke an obstruction in the glomerular capillary's lumen that alters normal kidney function. ... Hepatitis B: certain antigens present during hepatitis can accumulate in the kidneys and damage them. ...
Achord AP, Lewis RE, Brackin MN, Henderson H, Cruse JM (1996). "HIV-1 disease association with HLA-DQ antigens in African ... 2005). "Human leukocyte antigen class II alleles in Caucasian women with primary biliary cirrhosis". Tissue Antigens. 65 (2): ... HLA-DQ6 (DQ6) is a human leukocyte antigen serotype within HLA-DQ (DQ) serotype group. The serotype is determined by the ... 2005). "Optic neuritis, multiple sclerosis and human leukocyte antigen: results of a 4-year follow-up study". Eur. J. Neurol. ...
All five patients had stable or increased immune response to HIV antigens and other pathogens. This was the first evaluation of ... a gene-based immunotherapy for the treatment of HIV that uses a lentiviral vector to deliver an antisense gene against the HIV ... In a phase I clinical trial, five subjects with chronic HIV infection who had failed to respond to at least two antiretroviral ... Sanches-da-Silva GN, Medeiros LF, Lima FM (21 August 2019). "The Potential Use of the CRISPR-Cas System for HIV-1 Gene Therapy ...
External link in ,website= (help) "Synthetic peptide antigens for the detection of HIV-1 infection". http://www. ... Virovahl SA developed the world's first HIV synthetic peptide based on diagnostic test. Under his guidance as President of ...
The World Health Organization recommends cryptococcal antigen screening in HIV-infected persons entering care with CD4. < or = ... "Routine cryptococcal antigen screening for HIV-infected patients with low CD4+ T-lymphocyte counts-time to implement in South ... "Integrating cryptococcal antigen screening and pre-emptive treatment into routine HIV care". Journal of Acquired Immune ... Cryptococcal antigen from cerebrospinal fluid is the best test for diagnosis of cryptococcal meningitis in terms of sensitivity ...
If antibodies to HIV are present in the serum, they may bind to these HIV antigens. The plate is then washed to remove all ... For the detection of HIV antibodies, the wells of microtiter plate are coated with the HIV antigen. Two specific antibodies are ... If antibodies are present, the antigen-antibody reaction occurs. No antigen is left for the enzyme-labelled specific HIV ... The labeled antigen competes for primary antibody binding sites with the sample antigen (unlabeled). The less antigen in the ...
"Mechanisms of hypergammaglobulinemia and impaired antigen-specific humoral immunity in HIV-1 infection". Blood. 103 (6): 2180-6 ...
"Duffy Antigen Receptor for Chemokines Mediates trans-Infection of HIV-1 from Red Blood Cells to Target Cells and Affects HIV- ... 2009). "Duffy antigen polymorphisms do not alter progression of HIV in African Americans in the MACS cohort". Cell Host Microbe ... 2009). "The Duffy Antigen Receptor for Chemokines Null Promoter Variant Does Not Influence HIV-1 Acquisition Or Disease ... 2009). "Lack of Duffy Antigen Receptor for Chemokines: No Influence on HIV Disease Progression in an African Treatment Naïve ...
Out of 2,934 gorilla samples, 70 reacted with at least one HIV-1 antigen. These samples came from four field sites, all located ... The SIV or Simian immunodeficiency virus that infects them is similar to a certain strain of HIV-1. The HIV-1 virus exhibits ... Takebe, Y; Uenishi, R; Li, X (2008). "Global Molecular Epidemiology of HIV: Understanding the Genesis of AIDS Pandemic". HIV-1 ... HIV-1, is composed of four phylogenetic lineages, which at some point in time have independently gone through cross-species ...
... type 1 monomeric gp120 as novel antigens for HIV vaccine design". J. Virol. 77 (10): 5889-901. doi:10.1128/JVI.77.10.5889- ... Wolk T, Schreiber M (2006). "N-Glycans in the gp120 V1/V2 domain of the HIV-1 strain NL4-3 are indispensable for viral ... Papandreou MJ, Fenouillet E (1997). "Effect of various glycosidase treatments on the resistance of the HIV-1 envelope to ... Pantophlet R, Wilson IA, Burton DR (2003). "Hyperglycosylated mutants of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) ...
In macaques, DNA-based HIV vaccines can be effectively boosted with recombinant MVA-based vaccines expressing HIV antigens. ... Currently,[when?] the use of MVA as a recombinant HIV vaccine (MVA-B) is being tested in approximately 300 volunteers in ... the most common being a vaccine delivery system for antigens. Concerns about the safety of the vaccinia virus have been ... which indicate the progress of genetic recombination with the transgene of an antigen (green, colorless, red). MVA is widely ...
An antigen capture assay was also reported to have identified HIV antigens in tissue samples, but not serum. In a letter to the ... The abstract reports the detection of HIV genes in Rayford's samples which were very similar to the HIV IIIB isolate which was ... Arvid Noe, the earliest known European AIDS case Index case History of HIV/AIDS Timeline of early AIDS cases Timeline of HIV/ ... A study published in 1988 reported the detection of antibodies against HIV. Results of testing for HIV genetic material were ...
In the case of HIV, T cells specific for the group-specific antigen (Gag) are stimulated. For the second step a formulation of ... These antibodies are found in 10-25 % of HIV-1 infected patients. Few of those (worldwide 0.8% of HIV-1 positive individuals) ... In HIV research, this method was shown to enhance the specific humoral immune response and at the same time avoid an excess ... Thus, the approach has also transferred well for the treatment of hepatitis B and HIV. One of the approaches for a protective ...
"Immunomodulatory effects of the HIV-1 gp120 protein on antigen presenting cells: implications for AIDS pathogenesis". ... Joseph AM, Kumar M, Mitra D (January 2005). "Nef: "necessary and enforcing factor" in HIV infection". Current HIV Research. 3 ( ... Muthumani K, Desai BM, Hwang DS, Choo AY, Laddy DJ, Thieu KP, Rao RG, Weiner DB (April 2004). "HIV-1 Vpr and anti-inflammatory ... CCL4 is a major HIV-suppressive factor produced by CD8+ T cells. Perforin-low memory CD8+ T cells that normally synthesize MIP- ...
The association of chemokine production with antigen-induced proliferative responses, more favorable clinical status in HIV ... "Spontaneous and antigen-induced production of HIV-inhibitory beta-chemokines are associated with AIDS-free status". Proceedings ... von Recum HA, Pokorski JK (May 2013). "Peptide and protein-based inhibitors of HIV-1 co-receptors". Experimental Biology and ... suppress HIV-1 provided the initial connection and indicated that these molecules might control infection as part of immune ...
MR1 antigen presentation to mucosal-associated invariant T cells was highly conserved in evolution. Proceedings of the National ... and HIV-1 infection. Annual Review of Immunology. 2000, 18: 529-560. ISSN 0732-0582. PMID 10837068. doi:10.1146/annurev.immunol ... An induced rebinding model of antigen discrimination. Trends Immunol. 2014, 35 (4): 153-8. PMC 3989030. PMID 24636916. doi: ... Hepatitis B Virus-Specific CD8+ T Cells Maintain Functional Exhaustion after Antigen Reexposure in an Acute Activation Immune ...
"First Antigen Rapid Test for Ebola through Emergency Assessment and Eligible for Procurement". World Health Organization (WHO ... "African monkey meat that could be behind the next HIV". The Independent. Archived from the original on 22 June 2017. 25 people ... a rapid antigen test which gives results in 15 minutes was approved for use by WHO.[101] It is able to confirm Ebola in 92% of ...
It was first observed in HIV infected individuals and termed "HIV-gingivitis", but the condition is not confined to this group ... in persons with blood group O and in non-secretors of blood group antigens in saliva. Increased rates of Candida carriage are ... The HIV/AIDs global pandemic has been the greatest factor in the increased incidence of oral candidiasis since the 1980s. The ... For example, in HIV/AIDS, C. dubliniensis and C. geotrichium can become pathogenic. About 35-50% of humans possess C. albicans ...
Lunzen, J.; Fehse, B.; Hauber, J. (2011). "Gene Therapy Strategies: Can We Eradicate HIV?". Current HIV/AIDS Reports. 8 (2): 78 ... for human leukocyte antigen (HLA) matching (see PGD for HLA matching) in order to donate to an ill sibling requiring HSCT. ... This genetic trait confers resistance to HIV infection by blocking attachment of HIV to the cell. Roughly one in 1000 people of ... researchers cannot detect HIV in the transplant recipient's blood or in various biopsies of his tissues.[60] Levels of HIV- ...
OspA antigens, shed by live Borrelia bacteria into urine, are a promising technique being studied.[117] The use of nanotrap ... HIV, or other autoimmune and neurodegenerative diseases. As all people with later-stage infection will have a positive antibody ... The CDC does not recommend urine antigen tests, PCR tests on urine, immunofluorescent staining for cell-wall-deficient forms of ... burgdorferi sensu stricto antigens in people have been identified in Colombia,[237] and Bolivia.[citation needed] ...
International HIV-associated Opportunistic Pneumonias (IHOP), Study; Lung HIV, Study (June 2011). "HIV-associated Pneumocystis ... gayundin ang pagsusuri sa ihi para sa mga antigen (substansiyang lumilikha ng pangontra sa sakit) para sa Legionella at ... Ang wastong paggamot ng nasa ilalim na mga karamdaman (tulad ng HIV/AIDS, diabetes mellitus, at malnutrisyon) ay maaaring ... Gray, DM; Zar, HJ (May 2010). "Community-acquired pneumonia in HIV-infected children: a global perspective". Current opinion in ...
1992). "The antigen-specific induction of normal human lymphocytes in vitro is down-regulated by a conserved HIV p24 epitope ... 1990). "Immunoregulatory effect of a synthetic peptide corresponding to a region of protein p24 of HIV.". Folia Biol. (Praha) ... 1986). "The sheep erythrocyte receptor and both alpha and beta chains of the human T-lymphocyte antigen receptor bind the ... Ruegg CL, Strand M (1991). "A synthetic peptide with sequence identity to the transmembrane protein GP41 of HIV-1 inhibits ...
Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy in HIV at eMedicine *^ Theodoropoulos, G., Panoussopoulos, D., Papaconstantinou, I ... A map of the genome of JC virus, indicating the position of the tumor antigen genes (red), the three capsid protein genes ( ... Further research is needed to determine the exact etiological role of T-antigen, but there seems to be a connection to the ... T-antigen, also plays a key role in viral proliferation,[11] directing the initiation of DNA replication for the virus as well ...
... is to conjugate the antigens. Conjugation is the attachment to the antigen of another substance which also generates an immune ... A more contemporary approach for "boosting" the immune response to simpler immunogenic molecules (known as antigens) ... In the future it might be possible to artificially design antibodies to fit specific antigens, then produce them in large ... response, thus amplifying the overall response and causing a more robust immune memory to the antigen. For example, a toxoid ...
HIV-1) - human immunodeficiency virus type 2 (HIV-2) - human leukocyte antigens (HLA) - human papilloma virus (HPV) - human T ... HIV disease - HIV prevention trials network (HPTN) - HIV set point - HIV vaccine trials network (HVTN) - HIV-1 - HIV-2 - HIV- ... antigen - antigen presentation - antigen-presenting cell (APC) - antineoplastic - antiprotozoal - antiretroviral drugs - ... acute HIV infection - Acute HIV Infection and Early Diseases Research Program (AIEDRP) - ADAP - ADC - adenopathy - adherence - ...
These cells bind antigens presented on MHC I complex of virus-infected or tumour cells and kill them. Nearly all nucleated ... In HIV infection, these T cells are the main index to identify the individual's immune system integrity. ... Basophils are chiefly responsible for allergic and antigen response by releasing the chemical histamine causing the dilation of ... Dendritic cells (Although these will often migrate to local lymph nodes upon ingesting antigens) ...
Group-specific antigen (gag) proteins are major components of the viral capsid, which are about 2000-4000 copies per virion. ... Different classes of antiretroviral drugs act on different stages of the HIV life cycle. Combination of several (typically ... Antiretroviral drugs are medications for the treatment of infection by retroviruses, primarily HIV. ... versus two-drug antiretroviral maintenance regimens for HIV infection". The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (4): ...
In addition to the isolation of HIV-1 and HIV-2, in the recent past researchers at the Institut Pasteur have developed a test ... as an antigen, Richard F. J. Pfeiffer introduced it in the abdomen of a guinea pig already vaccinated against this disease, and ... This worldwide biomedical research organization based in Paris was the first to isolate HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, in ... Luc Montagnier, Françoise Barré-Sinoussi and colleagues discovered the two HIV viruses that cause AIDS, in 1983 and 1985, was ...
"Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS. 5 (6): 463-466. doi:10.1097/COH.0b013e32833ed177. PMC 3078627. PMID 20978388.. ... One example of a commonly used biomarker in medicine is prostate-specific antigen (PSA). This marker can be measured as a proxy ...
Białko p21 (WAF1) jest w stanie oddziaływać z jądrowym antygenem komórek proliferujących (proliferating cell nuclear antigen − ... Primitive hematopoietic cells resist HIV-1 infection via p21. „J. Clin. Invest.". 117 (2), s. 473-81, 2007. DOI: 10.1172/ ... Human proliferating cell nuclear antigen, poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase-1, and p21waf1/cip1. A dynamic exchange of partners. „J. ... Białko p21 pośredniczy w odporności komórek krwiotwórczych na infekcję wirusem HIV poprzez kompleksowanie wirusowej integrazy i ...
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"Antibody to histo-blood group A antigen neutralizes HIV produced by lymphocytes from blood group A donors but not from blood ... "HIV-1 incorporates ABO histo-blood group antigens that sensitize virions to complement-mediated inactivation". Blood 105 (12): ... Dean L (2005). "Chapter 5: The ABO blood group.". Blood Groups and Red Cell Antigens. பார்த்த நாள் 2007-03-24. ... "Portuguese Blood Institute" (Portuguese). (assuming Rh and AB antigens are independent) *↑ "Frequency of ABO blood groups in ...
Peptide antigens are displayed by the major histocompatibility complex class I (MHC) proteins on the surface of antigen- ... The molecule ritonavir, marketed as Norvir, was developed as a protease inhibitor and used to target HIV infection. However, it ... Zhang M, Coffino P (March 2004). "Repeat sequence of Epstein-Barr virus-encoded nuclear antigen 1 protein interrupts proteasome ... "How an inhibitor of the HIV-I protease modulates proteasome activity". The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 274 (50): 35734-40 ...
Serum levels of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and CA19-9 are often elevated, but are not sensitive or specific enough to be ... HIV infection was also identified in one study as a potential risk factor for cholangiocarcinoma, although it was unclear ... Studies of the performance of serum markers for cholangiocarcinoma (such as carcinoembryonic antigen and CA19-9) in patients ... carcinoembryonic antigen, and mucins may aid in diagnosis.[45] Most tumors (,90%) are adenocarcinomas.[46] ...
Memorijske T ćelije su podskup antigen - specifičnih T ćelijs koje traju dugoročno nakon savladavanja infekcije.[1] One se brzo ... ćelija za HIV, primarnog nedostatka imunosti i autoimunih bolesti".[15] ... Ove ćelije prepoznaju svoje ciljeve putem vezanja za antigen koji je asociran sa molekulama MHC klase I, koje se ispoljavaju na ... MR1 antigen presentation to mucosal-associated invariant T cells was highly conserved in evolution. 2009 ...
"Cytotoxicity mediated by soluble antigen and lymphocytes in delayed hypersensitivity. 3. Analysis of mechanism". J. Exp. Med ... "Programmed death-1-induced interleukin-10 production by monocytes impairs CD4+ T cell activation during HIV infection". Nat. ...
As many as 25 million may have been killed in the first 25 weeks; in contrast, HIV/AIDS has killed 25 million in its first 25 ... The resulting rapid change in viral genetics produces antigenic shifts, which are sudden changes from one antigen to another. ... If a human influenza virus is produced that has entirely new antigens, everybody will be susceptible, and the novel influenza ... Therapeutic biologics are designed to activate the immune response to virus or antigens. Typically, biologics do not target ...
Usually, a target cell line expressing a certain surface-exposed antigen is incubated with antibody specific for that antigen. ... "High-throughput quantitative analysis of HIV-1 and SIV-specific ADCC-mediating antibody responses". Cytometry Part A. 79 (8): ... whose membrane-surface antigens have been bound by specific antibodies.[1] It is one of the mechanisms through which antibodies ...
Koinfekce virem HIV je problémem hlavně v subsaharské Africe, kde je nákaza tímto virem velmi častá.[69][70] Kouření 20 a více ... Genetic regulation of acquired immune responses to antigens of Mycobacterium tuberculosis: a study of twins in West Africa. ... Chaisson, R. E., Martinson, N. A. Tuberculosis in Africa-combating an HIV-driven crisis. The New England Journal of Medicine. ... Zvyšování počtu nákaz virem HIV a zanedbávání programů na kontrolu tuberkulózy vedly k nové vlně tohoto onemocnění.[63] Přispěl ...
Extractable nuclear antigens[edit]. Extractable nuclear antigens (ENA) are a group of autoantigens that were originally ... of people with HIV or hepatitis C.[65][66][67][68] As per Lupus Foundation of America, "about 5% of the general population will ... Each well of a microtitre plate is coated with either a single antigen or multiple antigens to detect specific antibodies or to ... Target antigen. Sensitivity (%) SLE. Drug-induced LE. Diffuse systemic sclerosis. Limited systemic scleroderma. Sjögren ...
Exogenous antigens for IgA have not been identified in the kidney, but it is possible that this antigen has been cleared before ... ankylosing spondylitis and HIV. Diagnosis of Berger's disease and a search for any associated disease occasionally reveals such ... Associations described include those with C4 null allele, factor B Bf alleles, MHC antigens and IgA isotypes. ACE gene ... It has also been proposed that IgA itself may be the antigen. ... abnormal mucosal antigen handling) and not the ultimate cause ...
Antibodies are protein components of an adaptive immune system whose main function is to bind antigens, or foreign substances ... and the HIV accessory protein.[70] Hybrid methods combining standard molecular dynamics with quantum mechanical mathematics ... Ribbon diagram of a mouse antibody against cholera that binds a carbohydrate antigen ...
Survival signals that maintain memory T cells in the absence of antigen are provided by IL-15. This cytokine is also implicated ... Ahmad A, Ahmad R, Iannello A, Toma E, Morisset R, Sindhu ST (July 2005). "IL-15 and HIV infection: lessons for immunotherapy ... and vaccination". Current HIV Research. 3 (3): 261-70. doi:10.2174/1570162054368093. PMID 16022657.. ... "Co-adjuvant effects of retinoic acid and IL-15 induce inflammatory immunity to dietary antigens". Nature. 471 (7337): 220-4. ...
It has been suggested that absorption of trichophyton fungal antigens can give rise to immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibody ... or HIV. Davies et al. surveyed podiatrists and found that 41% of them complained of eye problems, particularly soreness, ... of the population has allergic antibodies to fungal antigens, and half of them, that is 5% of the population, would be ...
Approximately 25 of these membrane proteins carry the various blood group antigens, such as the A, B and Rh antigens, among ... Blood is usually collected and tested for common or serious Blood-borne diseases including Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV. ... Blood Groups and Red Cell Antigens *^ a b Pierigè F, Serafini S, Rossi L, Magnani M (January 2008). "Cell-based drug delivery ... Kidd antigen protein - urea transporter;. *RhAG - gas transporter, probably of carbon dioxide, defines Rh Blood Group and the ...
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... have revealed the critical role of trimeric context for immune recognition of HIV-1. Presentation of trimeric HIV-1 antigens on ... Presenting native-like trimeric HIV-1 antigens with self-assembling nanoparticles.. He L1, de Val N2,3,4, Morris CD1, Vora N1, ... Scripps Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology and Immunogen Discovery, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California ... Structures of FR and E2p nanoparticles are shown with three trimeric antigens and their encoded bNAb epitopes. Nanoparticle- ...
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Suppressive Effect of Alcohol on Normal Lymphocyte Proliferative Response to HIV Antigens. ... Suppressive Effect of Alcohol on Normal Lymphocyte Proliferative Response to HIV Antigens. In: Kurstak E. (eds) Psychiatry and ... HIV) proteins. Effect of HIV recombinant and synthetic peptides on immunoglobulin synthesis and proliferative responses by ... The present investigation is based on the hypothesis that alcohol may reduce the hosts immune response to HIV infection and ...
... as well as blood antibodies for the HIV-1 and HIV-2 strains, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. ... The first rapid test to detect the HIV-1 antigen, ... home/hiv center/ hiv a-z list/ rapid test detects hiv-1 and hiv ... 8 (HealthDay News) -- The first rapid test to detect the HIV-1 antigen, as well as blood antibodies for the HIV-1 and HIV-2 ... Rapid Test Detects HIV-1 and HIV-2 Antibodies and HIV-1 Antigen. ... Detection of the HIV-1 antigen may allow doctors to diagnose ...
Most patients do not turn their surface antigen to negative on treatment. The next best results we hope... ... Ask the Experts > Forum on Hepatitis and HIV Coinfection > Q & A Antigen positive to Non-reactive. Sep 25, 2005 How long is the ... The length of treatment will depend on your type of hepatitis B infection - e antigen negative or e antigen positive. Discuss ... Most patients do not turn their surface antigen to negative on treatment. The next best results we hope for is to turn the ...
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High Number of Activated CD8+ T Cells Targeting HIV Antigens Are Present in Cerebrospinal Fluid in Acute HIV Infection.. ... High Number of Activated CD8+ T Cells Targeting HIV Antigens are Present in Cerebrospinal Fluid in Acute HIV Infection ... High Number of Activated CD8+ T Cells Targeting HIV Antigens are Present in Cerebrospinal Fluid in Acute HIV Infection ... High Number of Activated CD8+ T Cells Targeting HIV Antigens are Present in Cerebrospinal Fluid in Acute HIV Infection ...
In HIV-infected patients with , QFT-G positive rate for active TB patients was 5/6 (sensitivity ), and that for those without ... Our data suggested that QFT-G had high sensitivity and specificity in HIV-infected populations with greater than . However, QFT ... The QFT-G assay was performed using QFT-G kits among 107 HIV-infected patients including 9 cases with active tuberculosis (TB ... To evaluate the usefulness of one of IGRAs, QuantiFERON-TB Gold (QFT-G), in human immunodeficiency virus- (HIV- ) infected ...
H. Yoshikura, "HIV transmission webs: HIV infection trends in Japan in 1989-2004," Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol ... I. Brock, M. Ruhwald, B. Lundgren, H. Westh, L. R. Mathiesen, and P. Ravn, "Latent tuberculosis in HIV positive, diagnosed by ... and the HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America," MMWR. Recommendations and Reports, vol. 58, no ... γ release assay with tuberculin skin testing in HIV-infected individuals," American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care ...
... four cases of HIV-1 infection have been discovered to come from blood donations that were later found to be HIV-1 antigen ... Although an HIV-1 antigen test kit (HIVAG-1), manufactured by Abbott Laboratories was approved in 1989 for diagnosis and ... The Food and Drug Administration today announced the approval of the first antigen test kit to screen blood donors for HIV-1, ... The Coulter test detected HIV-1 antigen before antibodies were detected in 80.6 percent of the cases studied. Also, the test ...
Performance Evaluation Programs for Determining HIV-1 Viral Loads, Testing for HIV p24 Antigen, and Identifying Mycobacterium ... HIV-1); the second assesses the performance of laboratories that perform HIV p24 antigen (Ag) testing; and the third assesses ... Ho DD, Neumann AU, Perelson AS, Chen W, Leonard JM, Markowitz M. Rapid turnover of plasma virions and CD4 lymphocytes in HIV-1 ... Prognosis in HIV-1 infection predicted by the quantity of virus in plasma. Science 1996;272:1167-70. ...
Two types of HIV have been identified: HIV-1 and HIV-2. HIV-1 is responsible for most HIV infections throughout the world. HIV- ... Since it actually detects the HIV-1 virus (specifically the p24 antigen) in addition to antibodies to HIV, the ARCHITECT HIV Ag ... HIV). This assay is approved for use as an aid in the diagnosis of HIV-1/HIV-2 infection in adults including pregnant women. It ... HIV is the virus that can lead to acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or AIDS. HIV damages a persons body by destroying ...
Lower frequency of antigen-specific BAL CD4+ T cells in HIV-infected individuals compared to HIV-uninfected adults. BAL and ... Differences between HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected adults. The percentage frequency of antigen-specific CD4+ T cells against ... antigen-specific CD4+ T cells in HIV-infected adults.25 They concluded that M tuberculosis antigen-specific adaptive immunity ... to assess antigen-specific CD4+ T cell responses to common respiratory antigens; and to investigate whether HIV infection ...
Vaccination With Autologous Dendritic Cells Pulsed With HIV-Antigens for Treatment of Patients With Chronic HIV-Infection ( ... Vaccination With Autologous Dendritic Cells Pulsed With HIV-Antigens for Treatment of Patients With Chronic HIV-Infection. ... Phase I test of concept study: In an attempt to induce new immunity to HIV-1 during untreated HIV-1 infection the investigators ... 12 healthy male HIV-1 infected not in therapy individuals were used for this therapeutic vaccination and tested for safety and ...
Schwarz vaccine strain was genetically engineered to express the F4 antigen (MV1-F4). F4 is a fusion protein comprising HIV-1 ... antigens p17 and p24, reverse transcriptase and Nef. This study … ... HIV-1) vaccine approach, the live-attenuated measles virus (MV) ... F4 is a fusion protein comprising HIV-1 antigens p17 and p24, ... Toxicology, biodistribution and shedding profile of a recombinant measles vaccine vector expressing HIV-1 antigens, in ...
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  • Structures of BG505 SOSIP.664 trimer in complex with broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) have revealed the critical role of trimeric context for immune recognition of HIV-1. (
  • THURSDAY, Aug. 8 (HealthDay News) -- The first rapid test to detect the HIV-1 antigen, as well as blood antibodies for the HIV-1 and HIV-2 strains, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (
  • Detection of the HIV-1 antigen may allow doctors to diagnose the viral infection earlier than detection of the antibodies alone, the FDA said. (
  • Currently, blood donors are screened with tests that detect HIV antibodies, which typically appear within three months after infection and indicate the body is responding to the infection. (
  • In contrast, antigens, which are the virus' own proteins, can be detected about one week earlier than antibodies. (
  • Testing for antibodies to HIV-1 and HIV-2, a type of the virus rarely found in the U.S., will continue to be performed in addition to other recommended safeguards to reduce the chance of HIV-contaminated blood entering the blood supply. (
  • The Coulter test detected HIV-1 antigen before antibodies were detected in 80.6 percent of the cases studied. (
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first assay to detect both antigen and antibodies to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). (
  • Since it actually detects the HIV-1 virus (specifically the p24 antigen) in addition to antibodies to HIV, the ARCHITECT HIV Ag/Ab Combo assay can be used to diagnose HIV infection prior to the emergence of antibodies. (
  • Most tests used today in the diagnostic setting detect HIV antibodies only. (
  • The ARCHITECT HIV Ag/Ab Combo assay will be used in clinical laboratories and in public health laboratories, and is the first assay approved in the United States to detect HIV antigen and antibodies simultaneously. (
  • Decrease in the level of antibodies to p24 and p24 antigen has been considered to be one of the most useful prognostic markers. (
  • Determination of p24 antigen, as well as anti-p24 antibodies, has vast diagnostic value. (
  • Therefore, most diagnostic kits to detect HIV antibodies use p24 as an integral component in addition to envelope glycoproteins. (
  • 13 , 14 , 18 Further evidence for the presence of antigen-specific CD4 T cells is the production of high-affinity, isotype-switched antibodies to HIV-1, which presumably requires the provision of help for B-cell responses by CXCR5 + CD4 + follicular helper T cells. (
  • These included the magnitude of binding antibodies to the HIV Env protein and Env-specific T cell responses, as well as antibody-dependent cellular phagocytosis (ADCP, an antibody function that can mediate killing of virus-infected cells). (
  • This is the first rapid fourth-generation assay for simultaneous detection of HIV p24 antigen and antibodies to HIV-1 and HIV-2. (
  • Creative Diagnostics is a leading manufacturer and supplier of antibodies, viral antigens, innovative diagnostic components and critical assay reagents. (
  • To test this hypothesis, levels of anti-merozoite and schizont extract antibodies were compared between HIV-infected and uninfected children who participated in the original study. (
  • Fourth-generation HIV detection assays are more sensitive because they can detect p24 antigen as well as anti- HIV antibodies . (
  • The detection of HIV-1 p24 antigen in diagnostic tests relies on antibodies binding to conserved areas of the protein to cover the full range of HIV-1 subtypes. (
  • In the so-called 4th generation combination screening tests, p24 is used to identify patients with primary infection, prior to the development of anti-HIV antibodies (seroconversion). (
  • Technically, the viral antigen is detected in a sandwich format, employing antibodies binding to distinct regions of the protein for capture and detection. (
  • These antibodies should bind to highly conserved regions of the target protein, thus minimizing the risk of reduced antigen sensitivity due to subtype-dependent sequence variability or evolutionary escape, both potentially leading to false-negative results. (
  • In this study, we sought to identify amino acid variations that abrogated the detection of p24 in diagnostic HIV-1 p24 antigen-only or 4th-generation HIV screening assays, or by epitope-specific antibodies used in home-made tests. (
  • What does No HIV p24 antigen detected, inconclusive for HIV1/HIV2 antibodies mean? (
  • detection of HIV 1/ HIV 2 antibodies and HIV . (
  • No. The HIV antigen/antibody assay listed above detects HIV antibodies that could be passively transferred from infected mothers to their infants. (
  • HIV antigen/antibody fourth-generation-based screening tests can simultaneously detect both HIV-1 antigen (ie, viral protein) and HIV-1/2 antibodies, whereas HIV-1/2 antibody third-generation-based screening tests detect only antibodies. (
  • Because third-generation tests detect only antibodies to HIV, they cannot detect HIV infection during acute infection-the period after virus acquisition when viral protein (HIV-1 antigen) may be detectable but antibodies to HIV are not. (
  • 4 In contrast, fourth-generation HIV-1/2 testing methods can detect HIV-1 antigen as well as HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibodies. (
  • Some HIV-infected individuals develop broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs), whereas most develop antibodies that neutralize only a narrow range of viruses (nNAbs). (
  • In non-human primates (NHPs) and humans, partial protection from HIV/SIV infection or suppression of replication is achievable by Env-binding antibodies and Gag-specific CD8+ T-cells targeting protective epitopes. (
  • The homologous Gag/Env prime-boost with Ad-Ii-SIVCErvv prime combined acutely protective CD8+ T-cell responses to subdominant antigens and Env-binding antibodies with chronically protective Gag-specific CD8+ T-cells in outbred mice. (
  • ImmunoTest™ One-Step HIV-1 p24 Test utilizes antibodies specific for the most conserved epitopes of HIV-1 core protein p24 (proprietary) in immunochromatographic assay technology for semiqualitative detection of p24 antigen in, serum, plasma or tissue culture medium. (
  • Germline precursors and intermediates of broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) are essential to the understanding of humoral response to HIV-1 infection and B-cell lineage vaccine design. (
  • Broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) isolated from a small fraction of infected individuals have provided valuable insights into the humoral response against HIV-1 ( 1 - 4 ). (
  • We have now made use of these tetrameric complexes in conjunction with anti-BV chain-specific monoclonal antibodies and analysis of cytotoxic T lymphocyte lines/clones to show that chronically clonally expanded CD8+ T cells are HIV specific in vivo. (
  • This kit provides reagents for immune complex disruption (ICD) of antigen/antibody complexes in serum and plasma samples and proprietary antibodies increasing the sensitivity of the assay. (
  • IGHV1-69 B cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia antibodies cross-react with HIV-1 and hepatitis C virus antigens as well as intestinal commensal bacteria. (
  • Since HIV-1 envelope gp41 antibodies also frequently use IGHV1-69 gene segments, we hypothesized that IGHV1-69 B-CLL precursors may contribute to the gp41 B cell response during HIV-1 infection. (
  • IGHV1-69 B-CLL antibodies were enriched for reactivity with HIV-1 envelope gp41, influenza, hepatitis C virus E2 protein and intestinal commensal bacteria. (
  • IGHV1-69 B-CLL BCRs exhibited a phenylalanine at position 54 (F54) of the HCDR2 as do rare HIV-1 gp41 and influenza hemagglutinin stem neutralizing antibodies, while IGHV1-69 gp41 antibodies induced by HIV-1 infection predominantly used leucine (L54) allelic variants. (
  • The B-CLL IGHV1-69 B cell usage of F54 allelic variants strongly suggests that IGHV1-69 B-CLL gp41 antibodies derive from a restricted B cell pool that also produces rare HIV-1 gp41 and influenza hemagglutinin stem antibodies. (
  • The purpose of the present studies is to pursue characterization of the homologous anti-receptor antibodies against the HIV primary binding receptor, CD4 that we have identified in screening the sera of approximately 300 HIV-infected patients. (
  • We wish to determine whether there is a relationship between rate/extent of disease progression and generation of anti-CD4 antibody responses;and 2) whether a subset of anti-CD4 antibodies interfere with HIV infection. (
  • In an attempt to identify the receptor site more closely, monoclonal antibodies (Mab's) to CD4 were tested for their ability to block HIV infection in a syncytium formation assay, and the CD4 epitopes so identified were mapped by antibody cross-blocking. (
  • The antibodies that showed strong inhibition of HIV fell into two main families while a third group of Mab's blocked syncytia formation weakly or not at all. (
  • 1988). Infection by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causes profound dysfunction of cellular and humoral immune responses (Rosenberg and Fauci, 1989). (
  • Recent studies suggest that several cofactors such as other coincident infections, malnutrition, use of recreational drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, alcohol, and the like may exist in the natural history of HIV infection and development of AIDS. (
  • The present investigation is based on the hypothesis that alcohol may reduce the host's immune response to HIV infection and increase the progression of the disease to clinical AIDS. (
  • The length of treatment will depend on your type of hepatitis B infection - e antigen negative or e antigen positive. (
  • High Number of Activated CD8+ T Cells Targeting HIV Antigens Are Present in Cerebrospinal Fluid in Acute HIV Infection. (
  • However, the role of CD8 T cells in the CNS during acute HIV infection (AHI) is unknown. (
  • In contrast, activated CSF CD8 T cells during chronic HIV infection were associated with markers of neurological injury and microglial activation. (
  • These cells could thus play a beneficial role protective of injury seen in chronic HIV infection if combination antiretroviral therapy is initiated early. (
  • A . CSF viral load in acute HIV infection Stage1/2 (dark blue) (n=9), acute HIV infection Stage 3 (green) (n=17) and chronic HIV infection (CHI) (red) (n=23) samples. (
  • H. Yoshikura, "HIV transmission webs: HIV infection trends in Japan in 1989-2004," Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases , vol. 58, no. 6, pp. (
  • Usefulness of a whole blood interferon gamma assay (QuantiFERON-TB-2G) for detecting tuberculosis infection in HIV-infected persons," Kekkaku , vol. 82, no. 8, pp. 635-640, 2007 (Japanese). (
  • Poor concordance between interferon- γ release assays and tuberculin skin tests in diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection among HIV-infected individuals," BMC Infectious Diseases , vol. 9, article 15, 2009. (
  • The new test kit was also approved to be used as needed in the diagnosis of HIV-1 infection and to monitor the progress of the disease itself. (
  • However, since 1989, four cases of HIV-1 infection have been discovered to come from blood donations that were later found to be HIV-1 antigen positive, but were antibody-negative at the time of donation. (
  • This assay is approved for use as an aid in the diagnosis of HIV-1/HIV-2 infection in adults including pregnant women. (
  • It is also the first assay for use as an aid in the diagnosis of HIV-1/HIV-2 infection in children as young as two years old. (
  • The highly sensitive assay is intended to be used as an aid in the diagnosis of HIV-1/HIV-2 infection, including acute or primary HIV-1 infection. (
  • however, cases of HIV-2 infection have been reported in North America and Europe. (
  • The approval of this assay represents an advancement in our ability to better diagnose HIV infection in diagnostic settings where nucleic acid testing to detect the virus itself is not routinely used," said Karen Midthun, M.D., acting director of FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research. (
  • However, it is approved as a donor screening assay for HIV-1/HIV-2 infection in urgent situations where licensed blood donor screening tests are unavailable or their use is impractical. (
  • HIV infection impairs systemic acquired immunity, but there is limited information in humans on HIV-related cell-mediated immune defects in the lung. (
  • Phase I test of concept study: In an attempt to induce new immunity to HIV-1 during untreated HIV-1 infection the investigators have identified relatively immune silent immune subdominant HLA-A2-restricted HIV-1 CTL epitopes that fit individuals with the HLA-A2 tissue type (about 50% of peoples in Denmark). (
  • Structure of TCR and antigen complexes at an immunodominant CTL epitope in HIV-1 infection. (
  • We investigated whether HIV-1 antigen-specific CD4 + T cells expressed the viral coreceptor CCR5 during primary HIV-1 infection (PHI). (
  • These results suggest that the antiviral response to HIV-1 infection includes highly activated CCR5 + CD4 + cytotoxic effector cells, which are susceptible to both apoptosis and cytopathic infection with HIV-1, and rapidly decline. (
  • Antigen-specific memory CD4 + T cells are not often found in untreated chronic HIV-1 infection, using the standard in vitro proliferation assay. (
  • 1 It remains unknown whether the scarcity of proliferative HIV-specific CD4 + T cells is due to dysfunction, 2 , 3 inappropriate apoptosis, 4 or is a result of cytopathic infection of these cells. (
  • 5 This deficit of antigen-specific CD4 + T cells may represent a major impediment to immune control of HIV-1 infection. (
  • In most, but not all, animal models of adaptive immune responses to viral infection, optimal clearance of virus depends on synergistic interactions between antigen-specific populations of helper CD4 + T cells, antibody-producing B cells, and cytotoxic CD8 + T cells. (
  • 6 , 7 In particular, it is believed that effective CD8 + T-cell function in HIV-1 infection is reliant on CD4 + T-cell function. (
  • Previous studies of primary immune responses to viral infection in mice have shown that antigen-specific T-helper 1 (Th1) CD4 responses can be readily detected in the early stages of the infection, but rapidly decline as antigen is cleared. (
  • These results suggest that antigen-specific CD4 + T cells should be generated at a relatively high level during primary HIV-1 infection. (
  • Interferon (IFN)-γ producing antigen-specific CD4 + T cells have been demonstrated in primary HIV-1 infection, despite high levels of viremia. (
  • 13 - 17 Furthermore, proliferative responses were maintained if antiretroviral therapy was instituted during acute HIV-1 infection. (
  • 26 , 28 However, IL-2-producing CD4 + memory cells typically belong to the CCR7 + , CCR5 - central memory subset, 29 and therefore are not directly susceptible to infection by CCR5-tropic HIV-1 strains in early infection. (
  • Philip J. Peters, MD, from the US Centers for Disease Control and prevention in Atlanta, and colleagues examined the performance of an HIV Ag/Ab assay versus pooled HIV RNA testing for detection of acute HIV infection in a within-individual comparison study. (
  • Participants (aged 12 years or older) were seeking HIV testing, without known HIV infection. (
  • Complement activation - good or evil in HIV-1 infection? (
  • Worldwide, the heterosexual route is the most common mode of sexual transmission of HIV-1 and women are particularly susceptible to this infection. (
  • However, HIV-1 exploits the function of the DCs to facilitate viral spread and infection. (
  • The interplay between the virus and the DCs is complex and the initial receptor binding may affect antigen uptake, infection, and antigen presentation. (
  • The grant funds pre-clinical studies for a priority use of this HIV DNA vaccine to induce potent immune responses capable of preventing HIV infection and eradicating HIV in infected individuals. (
  • Boosting the antigen-specific T-helper cell response is critical to getting strong, prompt humoral and cytotoxic T-cell response for complete and rapid control of infection. (
  • It has been suggested that virus-specific CD8+ T cells with a "polyfunctional" profile, defined by the capacity to secrete multiple cytokines or chemokines, are most competent in controlling viral replication in chronic HIV-1 infection. (
  • We used HIV-1 infection as a model of chronic persistent viral infection to investigate the process of exhaustion and dysfunction of virus-specific CD8+ T cell responses on the single-epitope level over time, starting in primary HIV-1 infection. (
  • Methods and Findings: We longitudinally analyzed the polyfunctional epitope-specific CD8+ T cell responses of 18 patients during primary HIV-1 infection before and after therapy initiation or sequence variation in the targeted epitope. (
  • Epitope-specific CD8+ T cells responded with multiple effector functions to antigenic stimulation during primary HIV-1 infection, but lost their polyfunctional capacity in response to antigen and up-regulated programmed death 1 (PD-1) expression with persistent viremic infection. (
  • Conclusion: These data suggest that persistence of antigen can be the cause, rather than the consequence, of the functional impairment of virus-specific T cell responses observed during chronic HIV-1 infection, and underscore the importance of evaluating autologous viral sequences in studies aimed at investigating the relationship between virus-specific immunity and associated pathogenesis. (
  • This is achieved through an array of cell surface receptors surveilling host cells for alterations in human leukocyte antigen class I (HLA-I) expression and other ligands as signs of viral infection, malignant transformation, and cellular stress. (
  • Over one-quarter of people living with HIV infection in the UK are unaware of their HIV infection. (
  • Here we tested in our well-established nonhuman primate model of ART-suppressed HIV-1 infection strategies to overcome these limitations and challenges. (
  • Without treatment, average survival time after infection with HIV is estimated to be 9 to 11 years, depending on the HIV subtype. (
  • In children with severe malaria, HIV infection is associated with a lower magnitude and narrower breadth of IgG responses to merozoite antigens and stunting of age-related acquisition of the IgG antibody response to schizont extract. (
  • There is evidence that HIV infection influences susceptibility to, and the clinical course of malaria. (
  • Studies in non-pregnant [ 3 - 7 ] and pregnant adults [ 8 - 10 ] suggest that HIV infection is associated with more frequent episodes of clinical malaria and higher parasite density. (
  • To evaluate the influence of helminth infection on vaccines, we can evaluate the ability to induce vaccine-specific immune responses in helminth-infected recipients or in recipients who have been treated with immune-biasing helminth antigens ( 11 - 13 ). (
  • showing suppression of tetanus-specific responses in schistosome-infected children ( 8 ), helminth infection may pose a significant problem for the development of virus-specific CTL and Th1-type HIV-1 vaccines ( 7 , 8 , 11 ). (
  • Hyperactivation of T cells, particularly of CD8(+) T cells, is a hallmark of chronic HIV 1 (HIV-1) infection. (
  • Little is known about the antigenic specificities and the mechanisms by which HIV-1 causes activation of CD8(+) T cells during chronic infection. (
  • Cytokines present during untreated HIV-1 infection, most prominently IL-15, triggered proliferation and expression of activation markers in CD8(+) T cells, but not CD4(+) T cells, in the absence of TCR stimulation. (
  • These observations explain the higher abundance of activated CD8(+) T cells compared with CD4(+) T cells in untreated HIV-1 infection. (
  • Early diagnosis of HIV infection reduces morbidity and mortality. (
  • In this study, we evaluated the performance of a new fourth-generation ADVIA Centaur HIV antigen /antibody combo (CHIV) assay (Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc., USA) for early detection of HIV infection and reduction of false positive rate. (
  • The third-generation ADVIA Centaur HIV 1/O/2 enhanced (EHIV) assay (Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc., USA) and fourth-generation CHIV assay were used to test each panel for HIV infection . (
  • The new fourth-generation ADVIA Centaur HIV assay is a sensitive and specific assay that shortens the serological window period and allows early diagnosis of HIV infection . (
  • Fortunately, research has demonstrated that nearly all patients at risk of developing CM during ART could be identified on entry into ART programmes by screening for sub-clinical infection using cheap (ZAR38.95), simple and highly sensitive cryptococcal antigen (CRAG) blood tests. (
  • In the case of HIV, no such diagnostic escape variants have been described for p24, most likely because they simply go unnoticed: An acute primary infection would be false-negative in a 4th generation screening test and thus not detected unless an HIV RNA nucleic acid test was performed in parallel, and a chronic infection would be detected via a patient's antibody response. (
  • infection, I had HIV test after 2,4,10 & 12 week intervals ( HIV antibody comb test ,rapid test and also after 12 week I had testing with HIV antibody screening test . (
  • How to confirm HIV infection? (
  • How is HIV infection transmitted? (
  • The asymptomatic phase of HIV-1 infection is characterized by a progressive depletion of uninfected peripheral effector/memory CD4+ T cells that subsequently leads to immune dysfunction and AIDS symptoms. (
  • The most statistically significant enriched categories and networks identified by IPA were associated with cell cycle, gene expression, immune response, infection mechanisms, cellular growth, proliferation and antigen presentation. (
  • Who should be screened for the presence of HIV infection? (
  • The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends clinicians screen for HIV infection in adolescents and adults aged 15 to 65. (
  • Individuals with acute HIV infection have much higher viral loads, making them more likely to transmit the virus. (
  • The CDC recommends using a fourth generation HIV antigen/antibody test for screening and diagnosis because it can detect HIV during both the acute and chronic phases of infection. (
  • How long after exposure can fourth-generation tests effectively rule out HIV infection? (
  • Therefore, HIV infection is very unlikely (ie, less than 1%) in patients with negative fourth-generation test results at least 45 days after the most recent exposure. (
  • What is the CDC-recommended testing algorithm for the diagnosis of HIV infection? (
  • The β-chemokines RANTES, macrophage inflammatory protein (MIP)-1α, and MIP-1β suppress infection by macrophage-tropic strains of HIV and simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) by binding and down-regulating the viral coreceptor, CCR5. (
  • Notably, significantly higher levels of MIP-1α were also observed with unstimulated PBMC from seronegative subjects at risk for HIV infection released as compared with seropositive and non-Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study seronegative subjects. (
  • The association of chemokine production with antigen-induced proliferative responses, more favorable clinical status in HIV infection, as well as with an uninfected status in subjects at risk for infection suggests a positive role for these molecules in controlling the natural course of HIV infection. (
  • Four patients had new HCV infection including one acute case, three with known HCV (both antigen and antibody positive) and nine were antigen negative and antibody positive (indicated cleared HCV infection). (
  • Hepatitis C antigen testing: a reliable alternative for diagnosing acute hepatitis C infection. (
  • The CD4+ T-cell response shifted away from structural antigens previously associated with infection-enhancement. (
  • A great impediment for the development of an HIV-1 vaccine that induces protective immune responses or such that can control HIV-1 infection is the immunodominance of non-protective, variable epitopes which the virus can easily mutate without fitness cost. (
  • The risk of acquiring HIV infection following transfusion with HIV-positive blood has been estimated to be as high particularly in sub Saharan Africa (SSA). (
  • This 4th generation HIV Ag/Ab Combo assay is intended to be used as an aid in the diagnosis of HIV1/HIV2 infection, including acute or primary HIV-1 infection. (
  • Third, it is versatile in that antigenic domains that might normally be concealed may be exposed, a vaccine antigen could be marked with some other antigen to distinguish vaccination from infection or composite antigens might be produced. (
  • Acute HIV infection is associated with a vigorous immune response characterized by the proliferation of selected T cell receptor V beta (BV)-expressing CD8+ T cells. (
  • These 'expansions', which are commonly detected in the peripheral blood, can persist during chronic HIV infection and may result in the dominance of particular clones. (
  • Epitopes of the CD4 antigen and HIV infection. (
  • The development of the proposed method will allow using HIV p24 antigen tests for monitoring HIV infection, blood screening, identification of acute infection, to assist in the diagnosis of infection in the newborn, and in detecting antigen in supernatants from cultures. (
  • Even though the acute physiological effects of a needlestick injury are generally negligible, these injuries can lead to transmission of blood-borne diseases, placing those exposed at increased risk of infection from disease causing pathogens, such as the hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). (
  • The QFT-G assay was performed using QFT-G kits among 107 HIV-infected patients including 9 cases with active tuberculosis (TB). (
  • Comparison of an interferon- γ release assay with tuberculin skin testing in HIV-infected individuals," American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine , vol. 175, no. 7, pp. 737-742, 2007. (
  • Detection and prediction of active tuberculosis disease by a whole-blood interferon- γ release assay in HIV-l-infected individuals," Clinical Infectious Diseases , vol. 48, no. 7, pp. 954-962, 2009. (
  • Based on an Aug. 8, 1995 FDA recommendation to all registered blood and plasma establishments, the Coulter HIV-1 p24 Antigen Assay, or other similar tests that may be approved later, will start being used within 90 days of this first approval. (
  • The ARCHITECT HIV Ag/Ab Combo assay is not intended to be used for routine screening of blood donors. (
  • The ARCHITECT HIV Ag/Ab Combo assay is manufactured by Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, Illinois. (
  • Although CD4 + T cells that proliferate in vitro in response to HIV-1 antigens are mostly absent in untreated chronically infected subjects, an average of approximately 0.1% of peripheral blood CD4 + T cells capable of producing IFN-γ can be detected in most HIV-infected individuals by enzyme-linked immunospot (ELISPOT) assay or by intracellular cytokine assay. (
  • HealthDay News - HIV screening using an antigen/antibody (Ag/Ab) combination assay can detect 82% of the acute HIV infections detectable by pooled RNA testing, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association . (
  • HIV Ag/Ab assay identified 82% of acute HIV infections that were detected by pooled HIV RNA testing. (
  • 1 HIV point-of-care testing (POCT) can greatly improve the uptake and acceptability of HIV testing across hospital and community settings 2 3 and, until now, has been carried out using a third-generation antibody assay. (
  • A significant advance in HIV POCT has been the development of the Determine HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab Combo assay (Inverness Medical, now renamed Alere). (
  • Reduction of the HIV seroconversion window period and false positive rate by using ADVIA Centaur HIV antigen/antibody combo assay. (
  • Can a p24 antigen assay test rule out HIV? (
  • The Limiting Antigen Avidity (LAg-Avidity) assay has been marketed by two vendors, Maxim Biomedical and Sedia BioSciences Corporation. (
  • A hepatitis C virus core antigen assay is a cost-effective, sensitive and specific test in the detection of acute hepatitis C in HIV infected subjects. (
  • ImmunoTest™ HIV-1p24 test is an in vitro, semiquantitative immunochromatographic assay for the detection of p24 core protein in blood, serum/plasma, and tissue culture medium samples. (
  • The objective of this proposal is to develop ultra-sensitive ELISA (Enzyme-Linked ImmunoSorbent Assay) methods for quantification of HIV p24 antigen. (
  • The specific aims of the Phase I and Phase II, in part, include 1) analyzing and optimizing of all variables affecting the accuracy and functionality of the p24 tests;and 2) validation of the HIV-1 p24 detection assay. (
  • Most patients do not turn their surface antigen to negative on treatment. (
  • My wife recently tested positive for Hep B surface antigen as part of a routine blood test. (
  • If your wife is at risk for hepatitis B , then the surface antigen can mean a chronic carrier state that is inactive due to no virus in her blood. (
  • The hepatitis B surface antigen was confirmed. (
  • A symposium on HIV variants and hepatitis B virus (HBV) surface antigen (HBsAg) mutants, sponsored by Abbott Laboratories, was held May 22-24, 2005, in Washington, DC. (
  • The most influential marker for HBV detection is hepatitis B surface antigen. (
  • The CD4 (or T4) surface antigen of human T lymphocytes is an important part of the receptor for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). (
  • Scripps Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology and Immunogen Discovery, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California 92037, USA. (
  • Presentation of trimeric HIV-1 antigens on nanoparticles may thus provide promising vaccine candidates. (
  • Together, our study provides an arsenal of multivalent immunogens for HIV-1 vaccine development. (
  • An understanding of the viral strategies for immune evasion should guide attempts to improve the immunogenicity of the HIV-1 envelope glycoproteins and, ultimately, aid in HIV-1 vaccine development. (
  • As a new human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) vaccine approach, the live-attenuated measles virus (MV) Schwarz vaccine strain was genetically engineered to express the F4 antigen (MV1-F4). (
  • The pharmaceutical industry has made significant contributions to HIV vaccine research, but it has been rare for a major company to take the leading role in propelling a candidate toward efficacy testing. (
  • Given Merck's cautionary tale, it is all the more notable that Janssen Vaccines and Prevention B.V. is now rapidly advancing an experimental prime-boost HIV vaccine regimen, with plans announced at the IAS 2017 conference to launch a large-scale "proof of concept" efficacy trial in women in late 2017/early 2018. (
  • An iterative process involving both macaque and human studies has been ongoing, informing decisions about which versions of the vaccine constructs and which HIV antigens will be selected for efficacy evaluations. (
  • While Janssen is taking the lead, the program is a large collaboration including the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN), the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, the US Military HIV Research Program, the Ragon Institute and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. (
  • At IAS 2017 Hannah Schuitemaker, Vice President and Head of Viral Vaccine Discovery and Translational Medicine at Janssen Vaccines and Prevention B.V., presented results from a key clinical trial named APPROACH (the company has chosen monikers from mountaineering terminology to designate their steps toward the hoped-for summit of a licensable HIV vaccine). (
  • WORCESTER, Mass. -- This $357,000 NIH Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) award supports pre-clinical testing of a novel HIV DNA vaccine incorporating Antigen Express proprietary platform technology for boosting antigen-specific T-helper cell responses. (
  • The grant was awarded to test a novel, patented mechanism to increase the potency and repertoire of antigenic epitopes in a classical HIV DNA vaccine. (
  • Antigen Express scientists and collaborators already demonstrated at least a six-fold enhancement in the immune response to an HIV gp120 DNA vaccine. (
  • Therefore, we hypothesized that coadministration of SEA with a Listeria vector HIV-1 Gag (Lm-Gag) vaccine would suppress host cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) and T helper 1 (Th1) responses to HIV-1 Gag epitopes. (
  • Surprisingly, instead of driving HIV-1 Gag-specific responses toward Th2 type, we found that coadministration of SEA with Lm-Gag vaccine significantly increased the frequency of gamma interferon (IFN-γ)-producing Gag-specific Th1 and CTL responses over that seen in mice administered Lm-Gag only. (
  • In general, adjuvants activate innate immune cells either as a function of their particulate nature or by ligating pattern recognition receptors on antigen-presenting cells, increasing their overall antigen-processing capabilities and resulting in enhanced vaccine-specific immune responses ( 1 , 2 ). (
  • By enhancing vaccine immunogenicity, adjuvants may allow for dose-sparing in vaccines, driving comparable immune responses with smaller amounts of antigen. (
  • Our goal was to determine if the administration of schistosome soluble egg antigens (SEA) would negatively influence the induction of cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) and Th1-type T cell responses to an HIV candidate vaccine in the Th1-biased C57BL/6 mouse strain. (
  • demonstrated that mice infected with Schistosoma mansoni were unable to mount significant HIV-1 vaccine-specific T cell responses to a plasmid DNA HIV-1 vaccine, even when the vaccine was enhanced ( 11 ). (
  • Inovio's PENNVAX-G Global HIV Vaccine Achieves 100% Antigen-Specific T-Cell Immune Responses. (
  • Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AMEX:INO) announced that early data from a Phase I study assessing its PENNVAX-G global HIV vaccine plus a virus vector vaccine, Modified Vaccinia Ankara-Chiang Mai Double Recombinant (MVA-CMDR), as a unique prime-boost preventive HIV vaccination strategy has demonstrated strong immune responses and safety. (
  • So far as, there is no efficient vaccine to prevent this virus from humans, since the mutation rate of HIV is extremely high, and thus has become a great threat to human health. (
  • A puzzling observation in HIV vaccine research is the fact that recombinant gp120 is able to adsorb bNAbs from HIV+ patient sera, but unable to elicit such bNAbs. (
  • The primary goal of a human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) vaccine is to protect from HIV-1 acquisition [ 1 ]. (
  • The SIV p27 Gag CE antigen in combination with an HIV-1 Env CE DNA vaccine in macaques resulted in potent CE-specific CD8+ T-cell responses and did not show control of viremia but a reverse correlation of p27 Gag CE-specific CD8+ T-cells and peak viremia [ 10 ]. (
  • The Ty:HIV hybrid particles may be used as an HIV vaccine or as components of HIV diagnostic tests. (
  • Three general approaches can be used to produce an HIV vaccine. (
  • This structure shows the extracellular part of HIV gp120 (dark blue) bound to the extracellular part of CD4 antigen (light blue) which is located on the surface of a T lymphocyte or macrophage. (
  • Besides interacting with CD4 antigen on the surface of the T4 cell, gp120 must also interact with a co-receptor. (
  • HIV-1 gp120 is a non-glycosylated polypeptide chain, containing HIV-1 gp120 N-terminus immunodominant regions, 30-110 amino acids. (
  • HIV-1 gp120 although stable at 4°C for 1 week, should be stored below -18°C. (
  • HIV-1 gp120 antigen is suitable for ELISA and Western blots, excellent antigen for early detection of HIV seroconvertors with minimal specificity problems. (
  • We have previously demonstrated that the presence of specific gp120/V3 peptides during antigen presentation can modify the activation of normal T-cells leading to altered immune function. (
  • Most of the work to date on producing HIV antigens has focussed on the production of the two surface glycoproteins encoded by the env gene, gp120 and gp41 (Putney et al. (
  • Cocaine effects may be important in vivo since the neurons of drug abusing patients with HIV-1 associated dementia displayed gp120, p24 and Nef. (
  • HIV-1 is responsible for most HIV infections throughout the world. (
  • Most recent CDC estimates are that there are about 56,000 new HIV infections in the United States each year. (
  • It provides for more sensitive detection of recent HIV infections compared with antibody tests alone. (
  • Rationale HIV-infected adults are at an increased risk of lower respiratory tract infections. (
  • This might contribute to the susceptibility of HIV-infected adults to lower respiratory tract infections such as pneumonia and tuberculosis. (
  • Is the Subject Area "HIV infections" applicable to this article? (
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a retrovirusthat can lead to a condition in which the immune systembegins to fail, leading to opportunistic infections. (
  • HIV-1 is classified into 3 groups: group M, group O, and group N. Group M, representing most infections, is further subdivided into subtypes A-K. Recombination between subtypes and groups adds to the overall diversity of HIV-1. (
  • Since current serologic assays are based primarily on a single HIV-1 subtype B isolate, and because subtype B strains represent only ≈12% of infections globally, reference panels are vital in ensuring that tests are robust to ever-changing genetic and antigenic polymorphisms. (
  • Data on Cameroonian samples showed several new group N viruses and a high level of HIV-1 variation with 5 subtypes, 6 CRFs, numerous unique recombinant forms, and group O. Most HIV infections were recombinant HIV-1 strain, CRF02_AG, a mosaic of viral subtypes A and G. (
  • In the United Kingdom, 25% of new HIV-1 infections are of the non-B subtype (mostly A and C). In France, among new infections identified in the National Virological Surveillance program, half were non-subtype B, 0.2% dual HIV-1/HIV-2, and 1.9% HIV-2. (
  • In the United States, 0.8% of new HIV-1 infections in blood donors were non-B subtype from 1993 to 1996, rising to 1.8% from 1997 to 1998 and increasing to 3.1% from 1999 to 2000. (
  • Genetic diversity can affect the diagnosis and monitoring of HIV infections. (
  • Background: Virus-specific CD8+ T lymphocytes play a key role in the initial reduction of peak viremia during acute viral infections, but display signs of increasing dysfunction and exhaustion under conditions of chronic antigen persistence. (
  • The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (slowly replicating retrovirus) that causes the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections and cancers to thrive. (
  • Individuals with nonfunctional transporters associated with antigen processing (TAP) complexes are not particularly susceptible to viral infections or neoplasms. (
  • Therefore, their immune system must be reasonably efficient, and the present, though reduced, cytolytic CD8 + αβ T subpopulation specific for TAP-independent antigens may be sufficient to establish an immune defense protecting against viral infections in these individuals. (
  • HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that damages the immune system and affects the body's ability to fight everyday infections. (
  • We examined the effect of alcohol on natural killer (NK) cell activities and lymphocyte proliferative response (LPR) of lymphocytes from normal donors to peptides derived from the HIV. (
  • It was concluded that HLA class I peptides derived from a large fraction of the N-terminal HIV envelope protein could be presented even in the absence of the TAP complex. (
  • F4 is a fusion protein comprising HIV-1 antigens p17 and p24, reverse transcriptase and Nef. (
  • Human immunodeficiency virus type-1 (HIV-1) capsid protein p24 is the main component of tubular core in the mature virus particle. (
  • HIV-1 p24 recombinant is a full-length recombinant protein having a molecular mass of 24 kDa. (
  • Antigen Express scientists have pioneered strategies for enhancing helper T-cell responses to DNA vaccines by controlling the function of the immunoregulatory Ii-protein. (
  • The Ii protein normally blocks the antigenic peptide binding site of MHC Class II molecules at time of synthesis in the endoplasmic reticulum of antigen-presenting cells. (
  • This Ii protein immunoregulating platform technology has been also been applied by Antigen Express scientists to cure murine prostate, renal cell, and colon tumors (under other NIH SBIR grants). (
  • gp41/120 is the major HIV protein associated with the HIV envelope. (
  • In HIV diagnostics, immunoassays for the detection of viral capsid protein p24 are employed at the stage of screening and diagnosis [ 1 ]. (
  • The objective of the present study was to identify TAP-independent ligands from HIV gp160 protein. (
  • Most of the evidence on Tat function has been obtained in experiments carried out with an 86 amino acid Tat protein derived from the laboratory-adapted HIV-1 strains HXB2 or NL4-3, although in most primary strains Tat is a 101 amino acid protein. (
  • An entirely novel polyvalent antigen carrier particle, based on the ability of the pl protein encoded by the TYA gene of the yeast retrotransposon Ty to form 60 nm particles known as Ty-VLPs (virus like particles), is the subject of U.K. Patent Application No. 8626148 [having a common assignee with this application. (
  • The 55 kDa protein is the precursor protein for the core antigen. (
  • Visualization of the p24 core protein in the Test window will occur only when the antibody-dye conjugate binds to the antigen. (
  • ImmunoTest™ HIV-1 p24 core protein test is a highly specific and sensitive method for the detection of p24 core protein in serum/plasma and tissue culture medium. (
  • ImmunoTest™ HIV-1 p24 core protein test kit should be stored at ambient temperatures (20- 28 C) in the sealed pouch. (
  • In commercially available HIV-1lysates (1mg/ml protein) p24 was detected at 1:100,000 dilution. (
  • Antigen bisa berasal dari protein baik hasil isolasi maupun protein rekombinan, dan atau menggunakan peptida baik rekombinan maupun sintetik. (
  • Objective To investigate antigen-specific CD4 + T cell responses to influenza virus, Streptococcus pneumoniae and Mycobacterium tuberculosis antigens in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) and peripheral blood between HIV-infected individuals and HIV-uninfected Malawian adults. (
  • Conclusions BAL antigen-specific CD4 + T cell responses against important viral and bacterial respiratory pathogens are impaired in HIV-infected adults. (
  • Performance of the regimens in the APPROACH trial was judged based on measures of HIV-specific immune responses that correlated with protective efficacy in the macaque studies. (
  • Among pregnant and non-pregnant adults, HIV affects susceptibility to malaria, its clinical course and impairs antibody responses to malaria antigens. (
  • IgG responses to malaria antigens that are potential targets for immunity to malaria (AMA1, MSP2, MSP3 and schizont extract) were compared between 115 HIV-infected and 115 age-matched, HIV-uninfected children who presented with severe malaria. (
  • A predictive logistic regression model was used to test if HIV was an effect modifier on the age-related acquisition of antibody responses, with age as a continuous variable. (
  • Point estimates of the responses to all antigens were lower amongst HIV-infected children, but this was only statistically significant for AMA1 (P = 0.028). (
  • HIV was associated with a reduced breadth of responses to individual merozoite antigens (P = 0.02). (
  • 0.0001), but did not modify the rate of age-related acquisition of responses to individual merozoite antigens. (
  • Previous studies have shown that the complex mixture of molecules that comprise saline soluble egg antigens (SEA) from Schistosoma mansoni eggs functions to promote CD4 + T helper 2 (Th2) responses. (
  • The newly defined HIV-1 IIIB Gag epitopes were used to evaluate the influence of SEA on the generation of CTL and Th1-type HIV-1 IIIB Gag responses. (
  • Increased chemokine production was also correlated with higher proliferative responses to HIV antigens. (
  • HIV-1-infected cells can avoid cytotoxic T lymphocyte killing by Nef-mediated down-regulation of surface MHC I. Here, we show that HIV-1 Nef inhibits MHC II restricted peptide presentation to specific T cells and thus may affect the induction of antiviral immune responses. (
  • It has been proposed that bNAbs with structurally defined antigen interactions can be used as templates for designing immunogens capable of eliciting similar antibody responses upon vaccination ( 5 - 7 ). (
  • However, both non-progressors and rapid progressors exhibit substantial immune responses to HIV, with humoral antibody responses particularly directed at the major neutralization target, the viral envelope. (
  • Central nervous system (CNS) infiltration by CD8 T cells is associated with neuroinflammation in many neurodegenerative diseases, including HIV-associated dementia. (
  • We analyzed the phenotype, gene expression, T cell receptor (TCR) repertoire, and HIV specificity of CD8 T cells in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of a unique cohort captured during the earliest stages of AHI (n = 26), chronic (n = 23), and uninfected (n = 8). (
  • The frequency of activated CSF CD8 T cells positively correlated to CSF HIV RNA and to markers of CNS inflammation. (
  • CSF CD8 T cells in AHI exhibited increased functional gene expression profiles associated with CD8 T cells effector function, proliferation, and TCR signaling, a unique restricted TCR Vbeta repertoire and contained HIV-specific CD8 T cells directed to unique HIV epitopes compared with the periphery. (
  • These results suggest that CSF CD8 T cells in AHI expanding in the CNS are functional and directed against HIV antigens. (
  • B . Number of CD8+ T cells per mL of CSF in the different groups of donors including HIV-1 (n=8). (
  • HIV damages a person's body by destroying specific blood cells, called CD4+ T cells, which are crucial to helping the body fight diseases. (
  • We determined the proportion of T cell subsets including naive, memory and regulatory T cells using flow cytometry, and used intracellular cytokine staining to identify CD4 + T cells recognising influenza virus-, S pneumoniae - and M tuberculosis -antigens. (
  • To trigger class II-restricted T cells, antigen presenting cells have to capture antigens, process them and display their fragments in association with class II molecules. (
  • however, no evidence has been found that these cells can present soluble antigens. (
  • This failure may be due to the inefficient capture, processing or display of antigens in a stimulatory form by T-cells. (
  • The capture of a soluble antigen, which is achieved by nonspecific mechanisms in macrophages and dendritic cells, can be up to 10(3) times more efficient in the presence of surface receptors, such as surface immunoglobulin on B cells that specifically bind antigen with high affinity. (
  • We asked whether T cells would be able to present soluble antigens that bind to their own surface molecules. (
  • Here we show that such antigens can be effectively processed and presented by both CD4+- and CD8+-bearing human T cells. (
  • This indicates that T cells are fully capable of processing and displaying antigens and are mainly limited in antigen presentation by their inefficiency at antigen capture. (
  • HIV primarily infects vital cells in the humanimmune systemsuch as helper T cells(specifically CD4+ T cells), macrophagesand dendritic cells. (
  • However, in PHI subjects with later presentation, antigen-specific CD4 + T cells could not be readily detected (median, 0.08%), coinciding with a 5-fold lower level of the CCR5 + CD38 +++ CD4 + T cells. (
  • 21 , 22 It is an absence of those HIV-specific CD4 + T cells that synthesize IL-2 23 - 27 that probably causes the proliferative defect in viremic patients. (
  • After penetration of the mucosal epithelium HIV-1 interacts with potential target cells, i.e. dendritic cells (DCs) and CD4+ T cells. (
  • However, HIV-1 can resist complement mediated lysis and become coated with complement fragments and this opsonization influences the viral interaction with immune cells. (
  • The fundamental questions of this thesis are the following: How is free and opsonized HIV-1 internalized, processed, and presented on MHC class I and II molecules by DCs and how do free and opsonized HIV-1 particles interact with immune cells in the cervical mucosa? (
  • Our results indicate that opsonization of HIV-1 plays a critical role in the interaction with immune cells. (
  • HIV-1 alters the expression of HLA-I ligands on infected cells, rendering them susceptible to NK cell-mediated killing. (
  • While studies have been mainly focusing on the role of polymorphic HLA-A, -B, and -C molecules, less is known about how HIV-1 affects the more conserved, non-classical HLA-I molecules HLA-E, -G, and -F. In this review, we will focus on the recent progress in understanding the role of non-classical HLA-I ligands in NK cell-mediated recognition of HIV-1-infected cells. (
  • Robust Expansion of HIV CAR T Cells Following Antigen Boosting in ART-Suppressed Nonhuman Primates. (
  • We hypothesized that additional exogenous antigen might be required in an ART-suppressed setting to aid expansion and persistence of CAR T cells. (
  • Thus, we studied four simian/human immunodeficiency virus (SHIV)-infected, ART-suppressed rhesus macaques infused with virus-specific CD4CAR T cells, followed by supplemental infusion of cell-associated HIV-1 envelope (Env). (
  • These results demonstrate that supplemental cell-associated antigen enables robust expansion of CAR T-cells in an antigen-sparse environment. (
  • Within these bodily fluids, HIV is present as both free virus particles and virus within infected immune cells. (
  • Surprisingly, in contrast to our hypothesis, we observed that the coadministration of SEA with a Listeria monocytogenes vector expressing HIV-1 IIIB Gag (Lm-Gag) led to a significantly increased frequency of gamma interferon (IFN-γ)-producing CD8 + and CD4 + T cells in C57BL/6 mice compared to mice immunized with Lm-Gag only. (
  • Early analysis of this initial data revealed a strong cell-mediated immune response, with CD4+ and CD8+ T cells specific for both the gag and env antigens encoded by the prime and boost agents. (
  • We report that CD8(+) T cells were activated during in vivo HIV-1 replication irrespective of their Ag specificity. (
  • Moreover, LPS or HIV-1-activated dendritic cells (DCs) stimulated CD8(+) T cells in an IL-15-dependent but Ag-independent manner, and IL-15 expression was highly increased in DCs isolated from viremic HIV-1 patients, suggesting that CD8(+) T cells are activated by inflammatory cytokines in untreated HIV-1 patients independent of Ag specificity. (
  • The aim of the present study was to map the specific transcriptional profile invoked by an HIV-1/V3 epitope in uninfected T cells during antigen presentation. (
  • Dendritic cells (DCs) facilitate HIV-1 spread in the host by capturing virions and transferring them to permissive lymphocytes in lymphoid organs. (
  • In addition, a fraction of incoming viral material is processed by the proteasome, leading to activation of anti-HIV-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) by DC-SIGN-expressing cells. (
  • An analysis and comparison of complex human histocompatibility complex (HLA)-bound peptide pools isolated from large quantities of healthy or HIV gp160-expressing human cells was performed using mass spectrometry and bioinformatics tools. (
  • Including Ad-Ii-SIVCErvv in the homologous prime-boost not only elicited accessory antigen-specific CD8+ memory T-cells, but also significantly increased the ratio of Gag- to Env-specific CD8+ T-cells. (
  • We have shown that HIV-1 Tat interaction with MAP2K3, MAP2K6, and IRF7 promoters is key to IFN-stimulated genes (ISG) activation in immature dendritic cells and macrophages. (
  • The first exon Tat SF2 1-72 and the minimal transactivator Tat SF2 1-58, all modulated genes to a significantly greater extent than full-length wild type, two-exon Tat, indicating that Tat second exon is critical in reducing the innate response triggered by HIV-1 in these cells. (
  • Taken together, these data indicate that the second exon of Tat is critical to the containment of the innate response stimulated by Tat in antigen presenting cells and support a role for Tat in stimulating cellular transcription via its interaction with transcription factors present at promoters. (
  • Such clonal populations are most consistent with antigen-driven expansions of CD8+ T cells. (
  • However, due to the difficulties in studying antigen-specific T cells in vivo, it has been hard to prove that oligoclonal BV expansions are actually HIV specific. (
  • The use of tetrameric major histocompatibility complex-peptide complexes has recently enabled direct visualization of antigen-specific T cells ex vivo but has not provided information on their clonal composition. (
  • Several different isolates of HIV as well as the laboratory strain CBL1 grown in CEM cells were used to induce the syncytia. (
  • Results of viral load determinations are being used by physicians treating HIV-infected patients to make decisions regarding initiation of antiretroviral therapy and to determine whether current antiretroviral therapy is effective or whether changes in antiretroviral therapy should be implemented based on the amount of virus in the blood of HIV-infected patients (1-4). (
  • Fifteen patients previously immunized with MicroGeneSys rgp160 antigen in ACTG 137 and not on antiretroviral therapy will receive intradermal injections of Immuno-AG rgp160 IIIB (vero cell expressed) in one arm, followed 1 week later by intradermal injections of MicroGeneSys rgp160 IIIB (baculovirus expressed) in the opposite arm (stratum 1). (
  • This exhausted phenotype significantly decreased upon removal of stimulation by antigen, either in response to antiretroviral therapy or by reduction of epitope-specific antigen load in the presence of ongoing viral replication, as a consequence of in vivo selection of cytotoxic T lymphocyte escape mutations in the respective epitopes. (
  • Identification of PHI is important, as identification during this hyperinfectiousness period may reduce onward HIV transmission events, 4-6 and early intervention with antiretroviral therapy may enhance the long-term clinical outcome. (
  • HIV-1 p24 antigen is a significant inverse correlate of CD4 T-cell change in patients with suppressed viremia under long-term antiretroviral therapy. (
  • Therefore, we initiated an epitope mapping study to identify C57BL/6 (H-2 b ) T cell epitopes in HIV-1 IIIB Gag in order to perform the experiments. (
  • This analysis defined two previously unreported minimal class I H-2 b and class II I-A b epitopes for HIV-1 IIIB Gag. (
  • These data could be invaluable to determine the underlying mechanism by which HIV-1 epitopes interfere with uninfected CD4+ T-cell function causing hyper proliferation and AICD. (
  • We have shown previously that antigen presentation can be deregulated by the presence of V3 epitopes on the surface of macrophages. (
  • The data indicate that only some epitopes of CD4 are important for virus binding and imply that the virus-binding site for CD4 is conserved in different isolates of HIV with substantially divergent env gene sequences. (
  • To evaluate false-positivity and specificity, 54 HIV false-positive and HIV-negative serum samples from 100 hospitalized patients and 600 healthy subjects were included. (
  • To determine the frequency of delayed-type hypersensitivity (DTH) reactions in HIV-positive patients to two doses of two envelope glycoprotein antigens prepared differently. (
  • Delayed-type hypersensitivity to recombinant HIV envelope glycoprotein (rgp160) after immunization with homologous antigen. (
  • Using a native-like gp140 trimer probe, we examined antibody libraries constructed from donor-17, the source of glycan-dependent PGT121-class bNAbs recognizing the N332 supersite on the HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein. (
  • Routine monitoring for viral hepatitis, at least annually, is recommended for HIV positive people in BHIVA guidelines and this may be improved by use of HCV core antigen testing. (
  • Several groups reported on their experience from using HCV core antigen test which has been available for about a year and that has advantages of two-hour turnaround and lower cost (~20% compared to PCR), and the potential to help diagnose acute HCV. (
  • Results from the use of core antigen testing from 2013 at St Georges Hospital in south London were reported from a retrospective case note review of 75 patients tested for HCV. (
  • Core antigen testing also identified 14 people, with one indeterminate result that did not become positive by either test. (
  • For laboratories interested in participating in the new PE programs for viral load and p24 Ag testing, or one of the existing PE programs for HIV-1 antibody testing, human T-lymphotropic virus types I and II antibody testing, and T-lymphocyte immunophenotyping by flow cytometry and alternate methods, an enrollment form and additional information are available by calling (770) 488-4366 or (770) 488-4147 or faxing (770) 488-7693. (
  • Methods We obtained BAL fluid and blood from HIV-infected individuals (n=21) and HIV-uninfected adults (n=24). (
  • Accurate methods for cross-sectional incidence estimation are needed for HIV prevention research. (
  • Serology reagents intended to detect antigens to human immunodeficiency virus serotype 1 (HIV-1) and/or serotype 2 (HIV-2). (
  • Serology reagents intended to corroborate (i.e., confirm) the results of a previous test for the presence of human immunodeficiency virus serotype 1 (HIV-1) antigens. (
  • Serology reagents intended to detect antigens to human immunodeficiency virus serotype 1 (HIV-1), a retrovirus of the genus Lentivirus, family Retroviridae. (
  • In some regions, recombinant strains, referred to as circulating recombinant forms (CRFs), have become the predominant form of HIV-1. (
  • Genetic variation also influences nucleic acid assays, e.g., nucleotide polymorphisms within primer and probe sites can affect detection or accurate quantitation of divergent HIV-1 strains. (
  • Manufacturers of diagnostic tests evaluate sequence-associated test sensitivity by testing HIV strains from different subtypes and frequent circulating recombinant forms (CRFs), thus hoping to cover a range of sequence variants. (
  • Routine cryptococcal antigen screening for HIV-infected patients with low CD4+ T-lymphocyte counts: time to implement in South Africa? (
  • The high degree of HIV-1 diversity presents a challenge to diagnostic assays. (
  • The continued evolution and ever-changing global distribution of HIV will continue to challenge diagnostic assays. (
  • To optimise HIV diagnostic tests, they should also be evaluated using isolates which harbour less-frequent epitope variants. (
  • A total of 15,061 HIV antibody negative blood donors with mean age and age range (29.2 ± 8.18 and 18-50 years) were screened for p24 antigen between January 2010 to July 2013 using the Diapro Diagnostic immunoassay kit for P24 antigen (King Hawk Pharmaceuticals Beijing China). (
  • The Alere Determine HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab Combo test can detect these markers for the AIDS-causing virus in human serum, plasma and blood specimens, the agency said in a news release. (
  • What is HIV versus AIDS? (
  • Discover myths and facts about living with HIV/AIDS. (
  • Learn about HIV and AIDS treatment options, symptoms, and diagnosis. (
  • The Food and Drug Administration today announced the approval of the first antigen test kit to screen blood donors for HIV-1, the virus that is responsible for the vast majority of AIDS cases in the United States. (
  • By reducing the so-called "window" period, when donors may be HIV-infected but still have negative antibody tests, it has been estimated that HIV-1 antigen screening could prevent approximately 5-10 cases per year or up to 25 percent of current cases of AIDS transmitted by transfusion. (
  • HIV is the virus that can lead to acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or AIDS. (
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), or AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), is a virus that causes defects in the human immune system. (
  • HIV infect human which leads to paralysis of the immune system by destructing T lymphocytes, and then blocks processes of the cellular immune and humoral immune, eventually leads to AIDS. (
  • Statistical analyses of the data revealed that the production of HIV- suppressive β-chemokines by HIV antigen-stimulated PBMC was significantly higher in HIV-positive subjects without AIDS compared with subjects with clinical AIDS. (
  • HIV, also known as LAV or HTLV III, is the causative agent of Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) (Barre-Sinoussi et al. (
  • HIV-1 is retrovirus of the genus Lentivirus, family Retroviridae, that may cause acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). (
  • HIV-1 is the most common etiologic agent of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). (
  • CHIV accurately determined the reactive results for the HIV-confirmed serum samples from known HIV patients and Korea Food & Drug Administration (KFDA) panels. (
  • RETRO-TEK kits have been designed for the quantitative measurement of viral antigens from the retroviruses HIV-1, SIV and HTLV found in cell culture, serum, plasma or other biological fluids. (
  • p24 antigen positive serum conversion panel members (BBI panels) showed p24 antigen positive tests - distinct T-line, results comparable to Abbotts and Coulters FDA approved p24 Elisa test results. (
  • The Alliance HIV-1 p24 Antigen ELISA is for the detection of HIV-1 and HIV-0 Subtypes in human serum, plasma and cell culture supernates. (
  • This quantity of antigen may not be present in the serum of infected individuals, even when the virus is actively replicating. (
  • In contrast, results from the few CAR T-cell studies for infectious diseases such as HIV-1 have been less convincing. (
  • Inadequate and unsafe blood supply causes avoidable deaths and transmits infectious diseases, including HIV. (
  • Sir , After a very low risk exposure like giving hand job, I have done a pcr hiv 1 viral load test after 16 days? (
  • It is in this context that we are proposing to develop a highly sensitive p24 antigen assays that will be less expensive than RNA viral load tests and appropriate for use both in developed and developing countries in which the limitations of infrastructure and laboratory capability prohibit nucleic acid testing. (
  • The human immunodeficiency virus-type 1 (HIV-1) envelope glycoproteins interact with receptors on the target cell and mediate virus entry by fusing the viral and cell membranes. (
  • Finally, we show that the SiO 2 substrates serve as a suitable platform for disease diagnostics, and show improved limits of detection (LOD) for the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) p24 antigen. (
  • Recombinant Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 envelope antigen, gp41, contains a Beta-galactosidase (114 kDa) fusion partner, was expressed in Ecoli, and puried in vitro using conventional chromatography techniques. (
  • Vaccines for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), tuberculosis, and malaria are in development or in clinical trials. (
  • The World Health Organization has estimated that there were 40 million people were infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) globally at the end of 2001, and the majority of them were in developing countries [ 1 ]. (
  • The present invention relates to particulate Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) antigens. (
  • The core antigens of the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) include 55, 39, 33 and 24 kDa proteins. (
  • The KC57 antibody identifies the 55, 39, 33 and 24 kDa proteins of the core antigens of the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1). (
  • Post Views: 12 Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIV-1) is an enveloped retrovirus approximately 120 nm in diameter. (
  • and fluconazole has potential interactions with both ART and tuberculosis (TB) medication ( Table I ). These issues have led to very limited uptake of fluconazole primary prophylaxis in HIV treatment programmes. (
  • Lectins such as DC-specific ICAM-grabbing non-integrin (DC-SIGN) are involved in HIV-1 uptake by DCs, through high-affinity binding to viral envelope glycoproteins. (
  • Assessing HIV testing in hepatitis: an audit of HIV testing uptake in a specialist hepatology clinic in an area of high prevalence for hepatitis B and C. 3rd Joint BHIVA/BASHH Conference, 3-6 April 2014, Liverpool. (
  • Complement opsonization of HIV-1 (C-HIV) significantly enhanced the internalization by the DCs compared to free HIV (F-HIV). (
  • The lectin does not significantly protect captured virions against degradation and promotes MHC-I exogenous presentation of HIV-1 antigens. (
  • The prevalence of P24 antigen was significantly higher among male blood donors 873 (5.8%) compared to females 7(0.05%), (p= 0.001). (
  • P24 positivity was significantly higher among blood group O blood donors compared to A, B and AB donors (494 (3.29%) compared to 184 (1.89%), 196 (1.30%) and 6 (0.04%)) respectively, p=0.001).The prevalence of P24 antigen was significantly higher among Rhesus positive blood donors compared to Rhesus negative (807 (5.36%) versus 73 (0.48%) , p =0.001). (
  • The antigen concentration can also vary significantly between individual fruits on a plant, individual plants, and between plant generations. (
  • Purified gp120s from three clades of HIV were digested with cathepsins L, S, and D. These included envelope proteins from the from the 108060 (clade B), A244 (CRF01_AE) and 97001 (clade C) isolates. (
  • Although an HIV-1 antigen test kit (HIVAG-1), manufactured by Abbott Laboratories was approved in 1989 for diagnosis and monitoring purposes, it was not approved or labeled for donor screening in blood establishments. (
  • Our HIV 1&2/p24 Antigen test offers an accurate diagnosis of HIV, 28 days after exposure. (
  • These tests offer diagnosis against HIV with a shorter 10 day turnaround time. (
  • HIV is a lentivirus-like retrovirus with gag, pol and env genes like other retroviruses but it also contains additional coding sequences, sor, tat. (
  • However, while the FDA recommends that the antigen test be used to screen blood donations, the Public Health Service does not recommend that it replace the HIV antibody test for routine patient testing and counseling in a medical setting. (
  • This new HIV screening test should increase public confidence in the safety of the U.S. blood supply," Assistant Secretary for Health Philip R. Lee, M.D., said. (
  • Also, the test was able to correctly identify HIV-1 negative specimens 99.95 percent of the time based on evaluations of 301,699 normal blood donations. (
  • Although there are multiple tests for HBV, the main screening test is an antigen test which looks for active virus. (
  • This clinical trial was designed to test safety and immunogenicity of a unique heterologous DNA/recombinant poxvirus prime-boost preventive HIV immunization strategy aimed at global coverage. (
  • An HIV-1 p24 antigen test involving signal amplification-boosted ELISA of heat-denatured plasma was evaluated prospectively in 55 patients whose viral RNA in plasma had previously been suppressed for at least 6 months under antiretroviral combination therapy. (
  • How to test for HIV? (
  • I had some exposure 7-8weeks ago that I had done p 24 antigen test and 4thgeneration test at 19days while on pep then did a hiv pcr 6days after pep completion all negative. (
  • after 1 year of exposure, I tested negative for hiv 1 and hiv 2 test - elisa and vdrl , but tested positive for hiv p 24 antigen . (
  • What does this P24 antigen HIV test result indicate? (
  • Dear Sir, I have done HIV test few Months back at your lab. (
  • Sorry to tell you due to my panic attach again I went to one more HIV 1&2 and p 24 test on exactly 45th day where it was non reactive as expected but this time index. (
  • to undergo test for syphilis and HIV 1&2 with P 24 antigens .The test was conducted on 22nd days of exposure and the reports came to be negative (on hiv test it was. (
  • You need to do HIV p 24 antigen test to rule out HIV . (
  • This test begins with HIV-1/-2 antigen and antibody screen by the chemiluminescence immunoassay method. (
  • If the screen result is reactive, then HIV-1/-2 antibody differentiation test by immunochromatographic method is performed at an additional charge. (
  • Why does the CDC no longer recommend the HIV-1 Western blot test as the supplemental antibody test? (
  • There are three kinds of HIV tests: the HIV Antibody test, HIV Antibody/Antigen combination test, and HIV Nucleic Acid (NAT) RNA test. (
  • Each HIV test has its own testing window and each test detects HIV by looking for different specimens in a blood sample. (
  • In a retrospective case note review from Newham Hospital (located in an area with high prevalence of HIV, HBV and HCV) approximately 80% of 596 patients had a documented HIV test result (50% through the hepatology clinic). (
  • In the second part, the test was assessed in samples from 30 HIV positive gay men with recently diagnosed with acute HCV, detecting all acute cases. (
  • This is our most simple and straightforward HIV Test. (
  • This test is useful for anyone who believes they've come into contact with HIV or as a useful precaution test. (
  • The HIV 1&2/p24 Antigen test requires a blood and urine sample. (
  • At present, the p24 antigen test is relatively insensitive, being able to detect only 5- 10 pg/ml. (
  • The evidence presented included lack of detection of HIV variants by serologic and nucleic acid assays. (
  • Antigens HIV1-p24, 155-321aa, HIV-1, His tag, E.coli, Recombinant recombinant proteins Most stable storage is at - 81 C or lower but some lyophilised proteins can be stored at +4C. (
  • In DCs, DC-SIGN is not the only receptor involved, and redundant pathways of virus capture leading to antigen presentation likely coexist. (
  • The addition of p24 Ag testing would decrease the window period (7-11 days) for detecting donors recently infected with HIV when compared with the current protocol for antibody testing (i.e., enzyme immunoassay screening followed by Western blot supplemental testing). (
  • In particular it relates to hybrid particles composed of fusion proteins comprising amino acid sequences encoded by the TYA gene of the yeast retrotransposon Ty and amino acid sequences encoded by HIV, vectors containing the genes for the fusion proteins, vectors for the high level expression of the hybrid particles and a method for the production of these particles in yeast. (
  • Second, recombinant DNA techniques can be used to produce HIV antigens either as simple monomeric proteins (e.g. (
  • A substantial disadvantage of most antigens produced by recombinant DNA techniques for vaccines is that they are usually made as simple monomeric proteins. (
  • We combined this completely heterologous immunization regimen and the homologous SIVmac239 Gag/Env immunization regimen with an additional prime encoding SIV CEs and accessory antigens Rev, Vif and Vpr (Ad-Ii-SIVCErvv). (
  • Studies at that time indicated no evidence of HIV antigen-positive, antibody negative blood donations after screening over 500,000 samples. (
  • In particular, HIV-infected individuals are 30 times more likely than uninfected adults to suffer from bacterial pneumonia or active tuberculosis. (
  • 12 healthy male HIV-1 infected not in therapy individuals were used for this therapeutic vaccination and tested for safety and induction of new cellular CD8 and CD4 T-cell immunity. (
  • Immunoreactive with all sera of HIV-1 and HIV-type O infected individuals and with 60-80% of HIV-2 infected individuals. (
  • Cryptococcal meningitis (CM) is a major cause of death among HIV-infected individuals. (
  • 0001). The p24 antigen retained significance even among 48 individuals whose HIV-1 RNA, apart from occasional blips, remained below 400 copies/mL. (
  • P236, Viral hepatitis testing patterns among HIV-positive individuals in the UK Collaborative HIV Cohort (UKCHIC) study. (
  • HIV cannot be cured through medication and infected individuals will carry the virus for life. (
  • The disease prognosis for HIV positive individuals is markedly improved if viral loads are kept at a minimum. (
  • Certain HIV positive individuals have a rapid disease progression while others are non-progressors. (
  • The study is being conducted by the U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) through its clinical research network in the US and Africa. (
  • Using a panel of 43 different virus-like particles (VLPs) expressing Gag from clinical HIV-1 isolates, we previously found that some highly sensitive tests completely failed to detect p24 of certain VLPs, seemingly unrelated to their subtype. (
  • Altogether, our results highlight new aspects of DC-SIGN interactions with HIV-1. (
  • HIV-1 interacts with a range of receptors expressed by the DCs including C-type lectins, integrins and complement receptors (CRs). (