A ‘super’ receptor that helps kill HIV infected cells

Posted by on June 11, 2018 5:34 pm
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Researchers have discovered a unique set of ‘super’ receptors on immune cells capable of killing HIV across genetically diverse populations, making them a potential candidate for immunotherapy treatments. The researchers studied fifteen unique individuals who all had been infected with HIV, but have immune systems that protect them from AIDs progression. These rare individuals, called HIV controllers, could hold clues to the cure for the disease.

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