INHIBIZIONE DA INTERFERON ALFA E AMPLIGEN DELLA REPLICAZIONE DEL VIRUS DELL'IMMUNODEFICIENZA UMANA (HIV) IN SOTTOPOPOLAZIONI DI MONOCITO-MACROFAGI

Translated title of the contribution: Inhibition by alpha-interferon and Ampligen of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) replication in monocyte/macrophage subpopulations

A. Bergamini, L. Ercoli, C. F. Perno

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Abstract

Levels of replication of HIV in two different populations of monocyte/macrophages (M/M) at different stages of maturation were evaluated, as well as the antiviral activity of alpha-interferon (α-IFN) and Ampligen (an inductor of endogenous production of α-IFN). HIV replication was found to be 5-10 times greater in mature than in young M/M. Furthermore, α-IFN and Ampligen showed a substantial anti-HIV activity in young M/M, while little effect was achieved in mature M/M. Finally, HIV replication in chronically-infected M/M was not affected by α-IFN. These results suggest that α-IFN might be useful in combination with other anti-HIV drugs in the therapy of HIV-related disease.

Translated title of the contributionInhibition by alpha-interferon and Ampligen of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) replication in monocyte/macrophage subpopulations
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)34-36
Number of pages3
JournalMedicina - Rivista della Enciclopedia Medica Italiana
Volume10
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1990

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