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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422894/the-b-cell-follicle-in-hiv-infection-barrier-to-a-cure
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REVIEW
Matthew P Bronnimann, Pamela J Skinner, Elizabeth Connick
The majority of HIV replication occurs in secondary lymphoid organs (SLOs) such as the spleen, lymph nodes, and gut-associated lymphoid tissue. Within SLOs, HIV RNA+ cells are concentrated in the B-cell follicle during chronic untreated infection, and emerging data suggest that they are a major source of replication in treated disease as well. The concentration of HIV RNA+ cells in the B-cell follicle is mediated by several factors. Follicular CD4+ T-cell subsets including T-follicular helper cells and T-follicular regulatory cells are significantly more permissive to HIV than extrafollicular subsets...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411528/alterations-in-the-gut-microbiota-of-patients-with-acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome
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Youlian Zhou, Zhitao Ou, Xiaoping Tang, Yongjian Zhou, Haoming Xu, Xianfei Wang, Kang Li, Jie He, Yanlei Du, Hong Wang, Ye Chen, Yuqiang Nie
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), caused by infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), is associated with gastrointestinal disease, systemic immune activation and changes in the gut microbiota. Here, we aim to investigate the gut microbiota patterns of HIV-infected individuals and HIV-uninfected individuals in populations from South China. We enrolled 33 patients with HIV (14 participants treated with highly active antiretroviral therapy [HAART] for more than 3 months; the remaining 19 individuals had not received treatment) and 35 healthy controls (HC) for a cross-sectional comparison of gut microbiota using stool samples...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402305/assessment-of-the-gorilla-gut-virome-in-association-with-natural-simian-immunodeficiency-virus-infection
#3
Mirela D'arc, Carolina Furtado, Juliana D Siqueira, Héctor N Seuánez, Ahidjo Ayouba, Martine Peeters, Marcelo A Soares
BACKGROUND: Simian immunodeficiency viruses (SIVs) of chimpanzees and gorillas from Central Africa crossed the species barrier at least four times giving rise to human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) groups M, N, O and P. The paradigm of non-pathogenic lentiviral infections has been challenged by observations of naturally infected chimpanzees with SIVcpz associated with a negative impact on their life span and reproduction, CD4+ T-lymphocyte loss and lymphoid tissue destruction...
February 5, 2018: Retrovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29386290/%C3%AE-4%C3%AE-7-cd4-effector-effector-memory-t-cells-differentiate-into-productively-and-latently-infected-central-memory-t-cells-by-tgf%C3%AE-1-during-hiv-1-infection
#4
Ka-Wai Cheung, Tongjin Wu, Sai Fan Ho, Yik Chun Wong, Li Liu, Hui Wang, Zhiwei Chen
HIV-1 transmission occurs mainly through mucosal tissues. During mucosal transmission, HIV-1 preferentially infects α4β7+ gut homing CCR7-CD4+ effector/effector memory T cells (TEM) and results in massive depletion of these cells and other subsets of TEM in gut-associated lymphoid tissues. However, besides being eliminated by HIV-1, the role of TEM during early stage of infection remains inconclusive. Here, using in vitro induced α4β7+ gut-homing TEM (α4β7+ TEM), we found that α4β7+ TEM differentiated into CCR7+CD4+ central memory T cells (TCM)...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385188/metabarcoding-analysis-of-eukaryotic-microbiota-in-the-gut-of-hiv-infected-patients
#5
Ibrahim Hamad, Rita Abou Abdallah, Isabelle Ravaux, Saadia Mokhtari, Hervé Tissot-Dupont, Caroline Michelle, Andreas Stein, Jean-Christophe Lagier, Didier Raoult, Fadi Bittar
Research on the relationship between changes in the gut microbiota and human disease, including AIDS, is a growing field. However, studies on the eukaryotic component of the intestinal microbiota have just begun and have not yet been conducted in HIV-infected patients. Moreover, eukaryotic community profiling is influenced by the use of different methodologies at each step of culture-independent techniques. Herein, initially, four DNA extraction protocols were compared to test the efficiency of each method in recovering eukaryotic DNA from fecal samples...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29367348/integrin-%C3%AE-4-%C3%AE-7-expression-on-peripheral-blood-cd4-t-cells-predicts-hiv-acquisition-and-disease-progression-outcomes
#6
Aida Sivro, Alexandra Schuetz, Daniel Sheward, Vineet Joag, Sergey Yegorov, Lenine J Liebenberg, Nonhlanhla Yende-Zuma, Andrew Stalker, Ruth S Mwatelah, Philippe Selhorst, Nigel Garrett, Natasha Samsunder, Anisha Balgobin, Fatima Nawaz, Claudia Cicala, James Arthos, Anthony S Fauci, Aggrey Omu Anzala, Joshua Kimani, Bernard S Bagaya, Noah Kiwanuka, Carolyn Williamson, Rupert Kaul, Jo-Ann S Passmore, Nittaya Phanuphak, Jintanat Ananworanich, Aftab Ansari, Quarraisha Abdool Karim, Salim S Abdool Karim, Lyle R McKinnon
The gastrointestinal (GI) mucosa is central to HIV pathogenesis, and the integrin α4β7promotes the homing of immune cells to this site, including those that serve as viral targets. Data from simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) animal models suggest that α4β7blockade provides prophylactic and therapeutic benefits. We show that pre-HIV infection frequencies of α4β7+peripheral blood CD4+T cells, independent of other T cell phenotypes and genital inflammation, were associated with increased rates of HIV acquisition in South African women...
January 24, 2018: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346349/early-treatment-of-siv-macaques-with-an-%C3%AE-4%C3%AE-7-mab-alters-virus-distribution-and-preserves-cd4-t-cells-in-later-stages-of-infection
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P J Santangelo, C Cicala, S N Byrareddy, K T Ortiz, D Little, K E Lindsay, S Gumber, J J Hong, K Jelicic, K A Rogers, C Zurla, F Villinger, A A Ansari, A S Fauci, J Arthos
Integrin α4β7 mediates the trafficking of leukocytes, including CD4+ T cells, to lymphoid tissues in the gut. Virus mediated damage to the gut is implicated in HIV and SIV mediated chronic immune activation and leads to irreversible damage to the immune system. We employed an immuno-PET/CT imaging technique to evaluate the impact of an anti-integrin α4β7 mAb alone or in combination with ART, on the distribution of both SIV infected cells and CD4+ cells in rhesus macaques infected with SIV. We determined that α4β7 mAb reduced viral antigen in an array of tissues of the lung, spleen, axillary, and inguinal lymph nodes...
December 20, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315893/mechanisms-regulating-expansion-of-cd8-t-cells-during-hiv-1-infection
#8
REVIEW
A Nasi, F Chiodi
Abnormal immune activation and expansion of CD8+ T cells, especially of memory and effector phenotypes, take place during HIV-1 infection, and these abnormal features persist during administration of antiretroviral therapy (ART) to infected patients. The molecular mechanisms for CD8+ T-cell expansion remain poorly characterized. In this article, we review the literature addressing features of CD8+ T-cell immune pathology and present an integrated view on the mechanisms leading to abnormal CD8+ T-cell expansion during HIV-1 infection...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304776/is-weak-cd4-gain-in-the-course-of-suppressive-combination-antiretroviral-therapy-for-hiv-infection-a-current-clinical-challenge-a-case-report-and-brief-review-of-the-literature
#9
Camilla Tincati, Esther Merlini, Antonella d'Arminio Monforte, Giulia Marchetti
BACKGROUND: Individuals lacking immune recovery during suppressive cART will still represent a clinical issue in the years to come, given the high proportion of HIV-infected subjects introducing therapy late in the course of disease. Understanding the mechanisms underlying poor CD4+ T-cell gain is crucial for the correct clinical management of individuals in this context. CASE PRESENTATION: An HIV-infected subject with poor CD4+ T-cell gain in the course of suppressive antiretroviral therapy was extensively investigated to identify the mechanisms behind inadequate CD4+ reconstitution...
January 5, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304196/contribution-of-liver-fibrosis-and-microbial-translocation-to-immune-activation-in-hiv-and-hcv
#10
Michael Reid, Yifei Ma, Rebecca Scherzer, Jennifer C Price, Audrey L French, Gregory D Huhn, Michael W Plankey, Marion Peters, Carl Grunfeld, Phyllis C Tien
Background: The independent contribution of microbial translocation and liver fibrosis to immune activation in HIV and/or HCV-infected persons is unclear. Methods: Multivariable linear regression was used to evaluate whether intestinal fatty acid binding protein (I-FABP, a marker of gut epithelial integrity) and transient elastography-measured liver fibrosis might mediate the association of HIV and HCV with sCD14 in 120 HIV+/HCV+,262 HIV+/HCV-,72 HIV/HCV+, and 170 HIV-/HCV-...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284044/long-term-persistence-and-function-of-hematopoietic-stem-cell-derived-chimeric-antigen-receptor-t-cells-in-a-nonhuman-primate-model-of-hiv-aids
#11
Anjie Zhen, Christopher W Peterson, Mayra A Carrillo, Sowmya Somashekar Reddy, Cindy S Youn, Brianna B Lam, Nelson Y Chang, Heather A Martin, Jonathan W Rick, Jennifer Kim, Nick C Neel, Valerie K Rezek, Masakazu Kamata, Irvin S Y Chen, Jerome A Zack, Hans-Peter Kiem, Scott G Kitchen
Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-cells have emerged as a powerful immunotherapy for various forms of cancer and show promise in treating HIV-1 infection. However, significant limitations are persistence and whether peripheral T cell-based products can respond to malignant or infected cells that may reappear months or years after treatment remains unclear. Hematopoietic Stem/Progenitor Cells (HSPCs) are capable of long-term engraftment and have the potential to overcome these limitations. Here, we report the use of a protective CD4 chimeric antigen receptor (C46CD4CAR) to redirect HSPC-derived T-cells against simian/human immunodeficiency virus (SHIV) infection in pigtail macaques...
December 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282143/azithromycin-versus-placebo-for-the-treatment-of-hiv-associated-chronic-lung-disease-in-children-and-adolescents-breathe-trial-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Carmen Gonzalez-Martinez, Katharina Kranzer, Grace McHugh, Elizabeth L Corbett, Hilda Mujuru, Mark P Nicol, Sarah Rowland-Jones, Andrea M Rehman, Tore J Gutteberg, Trond Flaegstad, Jon O Odland, Rashida A Ferrand
BACKGROUND: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related chronic lung disease (CLD) among children is associated with substantial morbidity, despite antiretroviral therapy. This may be a consequence of repeated respiratory tract infections and/or dysregulated immune activation that accompanies HIV infection. Macrolides have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, and we hypothesised that azithromycin would reduce decline in lung function and morbidity through preventing respiratory tract infections and controlling systemic inflammation...
December 28, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197988/impact-of-circulating-bacterial-dna-in-long-term-glucose-homeostasis-in-non-diabetic-patients-with-hiv-infection-cohort-study
#13
Ó Moreno-Pérez, L Giner, S Reus, V Boix, R Alfayate, R Frances, E Merino, A Pico, J Portilla
In HIV-infected patients, the damage in the gut mucosal immune system is not completely restored after antiretroviral therapy (ART). It results in microbial translocation, which could influence the immune and inflammatory response. We aimed at investigating the long-term impact of bacterial-DNA translocation (bactDNA) on glucose homeostasis in an HIV population. This was a cohort study in HIV-infected patients whereby inclusion criteria were: patients with age >18 years, ART-naïve or on effective ART (<50 HIV-1 RNA copies/mL) and without diabetes or chronic hepatitis C...
December 2, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185825/effect-of-probiotic-supplementation-on-cd4-cell-count-in-hiv-infected-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#14
Asma Kazemi, Kurosh Djafarian, John R Speakman, Parviz Sabour, Sepideh Soltani, Sakineh Shab-Bidar
Progressive decline in CD4 cell counts is associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease progression. Loss of CD4 cells might contribute to gut microbiota alteration and bacterial translocation. Probiotics, by inducing epithelial healing, may promote the restoration of the intestinal CD4+ T-cell population. The aim of this meta-analysis was to systematically review all randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of probiotic/prebiotic/synbiotic supplementation on CD4 cell counts in HIV-infected patients...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173179/siv-coreceptor-specificity-in-natural-and-non-natural-host-infection-implications-for-cell-targeting-and-differential-outcomes-from-infection
#15
Katherine S Wetzel, Sarah T C Elliott, Ronald G Collman
Pathogenic HIV-1 infection of humans and SIVmac infection of macaques are the result of zoonotic transfer of primate immunodeficiency viruses from their natural hosts into non-natural host species. Natural host infections do not result in pathogenesis despite high levels of virus replication, and evidence suggests that differences in anatomical location and specific subsets of CD4+ T cells infected may underlie distinct outcomes from infection. The coreceptor CCR5 has long been considered the sole pathway for SIV entry and the key determinant of CD4+ cell targeting, but it has also been known that natural hosts express exceedingly low levels of CCR5 despite maintaining high levels of virus replication...
November 24, 2017: Current HIV Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173176/the-siv-envelope-glycoprotein-viral-tropism-and-pathogenesis-novel-insights-from-nonhuman-primate-models-of-aids
#16
Adrienne E Swanstrom, Gregory Q Del Prete, Claire Deleage, Samra E Elser, Andrew A Lackner, James A Hoxie
BACKGROUND: Cellular tropism of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) is closely linked to interactions between the viral envelope glycoprotein (Env) with CD4 and chemokine receptor family members, CCR5 and CXCR4. This interaction plays a key role in determining anatomic sites that are infected in vivo and the cascade of early and late events that result in chronic immune activation, immunosuppression and ultimately, AIDS. CD4+ T cells are critical to adaptive immune responses, and their early and rapid infection in gut lamina propria and secondary lymphoid tissues in susceptible hosts likely contributes to viral persistence and progression to disease...
November 24, 2017: Current HIV Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163484/tracking-human-immunodeficiency-virus-1-infection-in-the-humanized-drag-mouse-model
#17
Jiae Kim, Kristina K Peachman, Ousman Jobe, Elaine B Morrison, Atef Allam, Linda Jagodzinski, Sofia A Casares, Mangala Rao
Humanized mice are emerging as an alternative model system to well-established non-human primate (NHP) models for studying human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 biology and pathogenesis. Although both NHP and humanized mice have their own strengths and could never truly reflect the complex human immune system and biology, there are several advantages of using the humanized mice in terms of using primary HIV-1 for infection instead of simian immunodeficiency virus or chimera simian/HIV. Several different types of humanized mice have been developed with varying levels of reconstitution of human CD45(+) cells...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160817/impact-of-high-dose-multi-strain-probiotic-supplementation-on-neurocognitive-performance-and-central-nervous-system-immune-activation-of-hiv-1-infected-individuals
#18
Giancarlo Ceccarelli, Jason M Brenchley, Eugenio Nelson Cavallari, Giuseppe Corano Scheri, Mariangela Fratino, Claudia Pinacchio, Ivan Schietroma, Saeid Najafi Fard, Carolina Scagnolari, Ivano Mezzaroma, Vincenzo Vullo, Gabriella d'Ettorre
BACKGROUND: Gut microbiota has metabolic activity which influences mucosal homeostasis, local and systemic immune responses, and other anatomical systems (i.e., brain). The effects of dysbiosis are still poorly studied in Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 (HIV-1) positive subjects and insufficient data are available on the impairment of the gut-brain axis, despite neurocognitive disorders being commonly diagnosed in these patients. This study evaluated the impact of a probiotic supplementation strategy on intrathecal immune activation and cognitive performance in combined antiretroviral therapy (cART) treated HIV-1 infected subjects...
November 21, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141704/human-competence-to-transmit-leishmania-infantum-to-lutzomyia-longipalpis-and-the-influence-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection
#19
Gabriel Reis Ferreira, José Carlos Castelo Branco Ribeiro, Antônio Meneses Filho, Teresinha de Jesus Cardoso Farias Pereira, Daniela Moura Parente, Humberto Feitosa Pereira, Jailthon Carlos da Silva, Danielle Alves Zacarias, Letiano Vieira da Silva, Symonara Karina Medeiros Faustino, Walfrido Salmito Almeida Neto, Dorcas Lamounier Costa, Ivete Lopes de Mendonça, Carlos Henrique Nery Costa
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) caused by Leishmania infantum is a lethal disease transmitted by sand flies. Although, considered a zoonosis with dogs held as the main reservoirs, humans are also sources of infection. Therefore, control policies currently focused on dog culling may need to consider that VL and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/VL patients may also be infectious, contributing to transmission. Reservoir competence of patients with VL without and with HIV infection and of persons asymptomatically infected with Leishmania was assessed by xenodiagnosis with the vector Lutzomyia longipalpis...
November 6, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140110/il-21-therapy-controls-immune-activation-and-maintains-antiviral-cd8-t-cell-responses-in-acute-simian-immunodeficiency-virus-infection
#20
Gema Méndez-Lagares, Ding Lu, David Merriam, Christopher A Baker, François Villinger, Koen K A Van Rompay, Joseph M McCune, Dennis J Hartigan-O'Connor
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) replicate during acute infection in lymphocytes of the gastrointestinal tract, before disseminating systemically. Localized replication and associated loss of gut-resident CD4(+) T cells occur regardless of the portal of entry of the virus (e.g., intravenous vs. rectal). Thus, HIV and SIV are tropic for gut tissue, and their pathogenesis requires the special environment of the intestine. T helper 17 (Th17) cells are important contributors to microbial defense in the gut that are vulnerable to HIV infection and whose loss is associated with translocation of microbial products to the systemic circulation, leading to chronic immune activation and disease progression...
November 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
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