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The characterisation and expression of HIV-1 subtype C gag
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2002)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The gag gene of HIV-1 encodes for one of the major structural proteins, which contains several conserved cytotoxic T cell (CTL) epitopes. Gag specific CTL responses are important in controlling viral ...
Characterisation of the HIV-1 subtype C Env gene and the expression of the Env protein from selected isolates in mammalian cells
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2003-03)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: At the end of 2002, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) had infected 42 million people worldwide. The morbidity and mortality rate, as well as the epidemic proportions of the disease have led to ...
Erythrocyte apoptosis (erythroptosis) and anaemia in chronic HIV-1 infection : relationship with immune activation and viraemia
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Chronic HIV-1 infection is characterized by extensive inflammation/immune activation and also by anaemia. Macrophages and neutrophils produce reactive oxygen species (ROS) which can cause damage to ...
Monocytes in chronic HIV-1 infection : changes in phenotypic marker expression and their relationship with immune activation
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2014-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: HIV-infection is characterized by depletion of CD4+ T-cells from the gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT) which causes irreparable gastrointestinal tract damage and subsequent microbial translocation of ...