Virus driven Inflammation Is Associated With the Development of bNAbs in Spontaneous Controllers of HIV
Understanding the mechanism(s) by which broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) emerge naturally following infection is crucial for the development of a protective vaccine against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Although previous studies have implicated high viremia and associated immune activation as potential drivers for the development of bNAbs, here we sought to unlink the effect of these 2 parameters by evaluating the key inflammatory predictors of bNAb development in HIV-infected individuals who spontaneously control HIV in the absence of antiretroviral therapy ('controllers').
Clin. Infect. Dis.
Dugast AS, Arnold K, Lofano G, Moore S, Hoffner M, Simek M, Poignard P, Seaman M, Suscovich TJ, Pereyra F, Walker BD, Lauffenburger D, Kwon DS, Keele BF, Alter G
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