iPS cells derived from HIV-resistant people

New technique: It involves iPS cells from hiv resistant people for the treatment of people infected with this virus

Some people have a mutation in their genome (CCR5A32) that gives them certain resistance to HIV infection. Taking advantage of this situation, a step has now been taken that could be useful for the treatment of HIV-positive individuals. It involves deriving iPS cells from these individuals and producing monocytes / macrophages from them. The authors demonstrated their resistance to HIV infection and suggested that this strategy could open a doorway for the treatment of individuals infected with this virus (PNAS 111; 9591-9596,2014).

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