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Current Molecular Medicine

Volume 10 Issue 8
ISSN: 1566-5240
eISSN: 1875-5666


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  Monocyte and Macrophage Dysfunction as a Cause of HIV-1 Induced Dysfunction of Innate Immunity
  pp.727-740 (14) Authors: P. Collini, M. Noursadeghi, I. Sabroe, R. F. Miller, D. H. Dockrell

HIV-1 can establish both long lived and productive infection of macrophages (M) but circulating monocytes are less permissive to infection. Multiple studies have identified extensive changes to monocyte and M phenotype, differentiation or function. These include alterations in Toll-like receptor signaling and resultant changes to cytokine responses, specific defects in phagocytosis and microbial killing and modulation of apoptotic responses, all of which may perturb the important role of these cells in innate immunity. Interpretation of contradictory data however, is complicated by the use of different experimental models and many of the reported effects may be an indirect consequence of HIV-1 infection that result from exposure to viral products or from disruption of cellular and cytokine networks in the immune system, rather than the direct consequence of productive HIV-1 infection. Future research should focus on refining experimental models and on elucidating the physiological mechanisms of monocyte/ M dysfunction during HIV-1 infection.

  Keywords: Apoptosis, HIV-1, innate immunity, macrophage, monocyte, phagocytosis, Lentiviruses, Maedi-visna, antiretroviral therapy, immunoreactive factors, replication, viremia, monocytes, transcription, SIV infection, encephalopathy, polarization, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, TNF-α, Streptococcus pneumoniae, cytokine, Staphylococcus aureus, seronegative, JAK/STAT pathway, Aspergillus, Pneumocystis jirovecii, Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhimurium, Cryptococcus neoformans, Histoplasma capsulatum, Toxoplasma gondii, reactive oxygen species, autophagosome, fusion, infection, cell line, Bcl-2 family, mycobacteria
  Affiliation: Department of Infection and Immunity, The University of Sheffield Medical School, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Glossop Road, Sheffield S10 2JF, UK.
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