Abstract Plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) are a unique dendritic cell subset that are specialized in type I interferon (IFN) production. pDCs are key players in the antiviral immune response and serve as bridge between innate and adaptive immunity. Although pDCs do not represent the main reservoir of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), they are a crucial subset in HIV infection as they influence viral transmission, target cell infection and antigen presentation. pDCs act as inflammatory and immunosuppressive cells, thus contributing to HIV disease progression. This review provides a state of art analysis of the interactions between HIV and pDCs and their potential roles in HIV transmission, chronic immune activation and immunosuppression. A thorough understanding of the roles of pDCs in HIV infection will help to improve therapeutic strategies to fight HIV infection, and will further increase our knowledge on this important immune cell subset.
Aiello, A., Giannessi, F., Percario, Z.A., & Affabris, E. (2018). The involvement of plasmacytoid cells in HIV infection and pathogenesis. CYTOKINE & GROWTH FACTOR REVIEWS.
|Titolo:||The involvement of plasmacytoid cells in HIV infection and pathogenesis.|
AFFABRIS, Elisabetta (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Citazione:||Aiello, A., Giannessi, F., Percario, Z.A., & Affabris, E. (2018). The involvement of plasmacytoid cells in HIV infection and pathogenesis. CYTOKINE & GROWTH FACTOR REVIEWS.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|