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Title: Innate immunity in human immunodeficiency virus infection : comparison and characterisation of natural killer cell functions in HIV-1 and HIV-2 infected individuals in The Gambia
Author: Nuvor, Samuel Victor
ISNI:       0000 0001 3450 8871
Awarding Body: Open University
Current Institution: Open University
Date of Award: 2009
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This study was designed to contribute to the understanding of the differences in the pathogenicity of HIV-1 and HIV-2 infection. The majority of HIV-2 infected patients show significantly slower development to disease than those with HIV-1 infection. Natural Killer (NK) cells are potent effectors of natural immunity and their activity could prevent human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) entry and replication in its target cells. We sought to determine whether NK cell immune responses are associated with the different clinical courses of HIV-1 and HIV-2 infections.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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