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HKU anticipates to develop new immunotherapy to fight against AIDS
 

HKU anticipates to develop new immunotherapy to fight against AIDS

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The research team of the AIDS Institute, Department of Microbiology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong (HKU) announced a breakthrough discovery on a novel Δ42PD1-TLR4 immune pathway that likely accounts for acute gut inflammation in HIV-1 patients earlier this month. More importantly, the team generated an antibody against this inflammatory pathway and tested it in a humanised mice model to successfully block HIV-1-induced inflammation in small intestines.
 
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29 Aug 2017 - General
 
Norrashida Abdul Aziz Thank you for sharing this important update concerning the battle of the medical field against AIDS. The researchers have discovered the pathway promoting HIV proliferation in the gut and successfully blocked it. This sounds very promising in the development of new immunotherapy for treatment of AIDS in the future. I hope that the price of medications will still be affordable if the medicine...
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