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Título: Increased frequency of CD25dim CD4+ T-cells in HIV-2 infection, a naturally occurring attenuated form of HIV-1
Autor: Foxall, R. B.
Soares, R. S.
Albuquerque, A. S.
Cortesão, A. C.
Victorino, R. M.
Sousa, A. E.
Palavras-chave: HIV/AIDS
T-cell subsets
Immune activation
Data: 2008
Editora: Elsevier
Citação: Clinical Immunology (2008) 127, 158–167
Resumo: The ability to maintain the CD4-memory pool is currently considered one of the main determinants of AIDS progression. Like HIV-1, HIV-2 infection is characterized by progressive hyper-immune activation, yet it is associated with slower rates of CD4-loss and reduced viremia irrespective of disease stage. In contrast to HIV-1, we observed an increased proportion of CD4(+) T-cells expressing CD25 in HIV-2 infected individuals, independent of the degree of CD4-depletion and levels of immune activation. This was due to CD4(+) T-cells expressing an intermediate intensity of CD25, characterized by an increased ability to produce IL-2 and a lack of other regulatory markers. This expansion, unique to HIV-2 seropositive individuals, may relate to an improved ability to replenish their CD4-memory pool, and thus to the better prognosis that characterizes HIV-2 infection. Identification of the underlying mechanisms regulating this population in HIV-1 and HIV-2 infections may provide a rational for novel therapeutic strategies.
Descrição: © 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clim.2008.01.008
ISSN: 1521-6616
Versão do Editor: The definitive version is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com/
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