Effect of lithium on HIV-1 expression and proviral reservoir size in the CD4+ T cells of antiretroviral therapy suppressed patients

Effect of lithium on HIV-1 expression and proviral reservoir size in the CD4+ T cells of antiretroviral therapy suppressed patients

Fecha de publicación online: 10/09/2014 Revista: AIDS

Abstract:

Previous in-vitro data pointed out lithium, an activator of the β-catenin signalling pathway, as a modulator of HIV-1 transcription. We assessed the effect of in-vivo administration of lithium on viral latency modulation in nine antiretroviral therapy (ART)-suppressed HIV-1-infected individuals. We found that lithium carbonate treatment was able to transiently repress HIV-1 residual expression in CD4 T cells in vivo, which led to a concomitant short-term decrease in the proviral reservoir size.

Autores: Puertas MC, Salgado M, Morón-López S, Ouchi D, Muñoz-Moreno JA, Moltó J, Clotet B, Martinez-Picado J.

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