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Author Topic: A 'super' receptor that helps kill HIV infected cells could hold clues to "cure"  (Read 562 times)

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Offline Ptrk3

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From the June 11, 2018, edition of Science Daily (HIV/AIDS focus):

Summary:
Researchers have discovered a unique set of 'super' receptors on immune cells capable of killing HIV across genetically diverse populations, making them a potential candidate for immunotherapy treatments. The researchers studied fifteen unique individuals who all had been infected with HIV, but have immune systems that protect them from AIDs progression. These rare individuals, called HIV controllers, could hold clues to the cure for the disease.

Link to story:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180611133403.htm

Link to source material:

http://immunology.sciencemag.org/content/3/24/eaat0687.full
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Offline OzPaul

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This is a very interesting study. I had often wondered what the mechanism was occurring in my own body, to fight HIV for such a long time.

It appears that the paper is from Monash University, which is in Melbourne Australia, in conjunction with the Pastuer Institute, in France. It doesn't mention however, where the HIV Controllers were located, ie. France, US, Australia ?

I'm a Controller and volunteer as a study subject in both the US and Australia, and am always eager to learn the latest on where this research is headed. I posted last week in the Long Term Survivors Forums, asking for news about Controllers, and this latest news, does seem quite positive. I'll continue to volunteer in the hope that more discoveries might be found from the very few controllers, like myself, scattered around the world. I myself call Australia home.


 


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