Light shed on battle against HIV

Check, Erika
August 2006
Nature;8/24/2006, Vol. 442 Issue 7105, p852
Academic Journal
The article presents an insight into the immune system of the human body and its vulnerability to HIV. It has been point out that HIV triggers a natural mechanism that impairs the killer T cells, responsible for fighting the virus. The article reports that Medarex, a Princeton based company is working in the direction and testing a protein that interferes with the PD-1/PD-1 ligand partnership. The finding could also help in the treatment of other chronic viral diseases, such as hepatitis C.


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