The advantage of early recognition of HIV-infected cells by cytotoxic T lymphocytes.
Accumulating evidence indicates that cytotoxic T-lymphocytes (CTL) play an important role in the clearing of primary and control of chronic human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Here, we discuss recent findings that indicate that the timing of target cell recognition critically contributes to CTL effectiveness. In this light several problems that have troubled CTL research are discussed. The use of early proteins like Tat and Rev is proposed for future vaccines design
|Keywords||AIDS Vaccines, Amino Acid Sequence, Animals, Antigen Presentation, Cytotoxicity, Immunologic, Epitopes/immunology, Female, Gene Expression Regulation, Viral, Gene Products, rev/*immunology/physiology, Gene Products, tat/*immunology/physiology, HIV Antigens/genetics/immunology, HIV Infections/*immunology, HIV Long-Term Survivors, HIV-1/genetics/*immunology, HLA Antigens/immunology, Humans, Immunity, Innate, Kenya, Macaca, Mice, Prostitution, Simian Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/immunology, T-Lymphocytes, Cytotoxic/*immunology, Time Factors, Viral Load, Viremia/immunology, rev Gene Products, Human Immunodeficiency Virus, tat Gene Products, Human Immunodeficiency Virus|
|Persistent URL||dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0264-410X(02)00089-0, hdl.handle.net/1765/3856|
Gruters, R.A., van Baalen, C.A., & Osterhaus, A.D.M.E.. (2002). The advantage of early recognition of HIV-infected cells by cytotoxic T lymphocytes.. Vaccine, 20(15), 2011–2015. doi:10.1016/S0264-410X(02)00089-0