Thursday, March 6, 2008

Potenital protein target for HIV vaccine

Host protein FOX03a has been found to help contribute to T-cell death. Researchers from San Diego and University of Montreal believe that turning off the production of this protein may assist in reducing mass T cell death associated with later stage HIV disease. As we remember from the train analogy, more T cells means that cliff is farther off, improving the odds for the patient to fight the virus for longer.
http://winnipegsun.com/news/world/2008/03/04/pf-4903571.html

-Rebecca

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