Interferon-? and IL-5 production correlate directly in HIV patients Co-infected with mycobacterium tuberculosis with or without immune restoration disease
|dc.identifier.citation||Oliver, B. and Elliott, J. and Saphonn, V. and Vun, M. and French, M. and Price, P. 2010. Interferon-? and IL-5 production correlate directly in HIV patients Co-infected with mycobacterium tuberculosis with or without immune restoration disease. AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses. 26 (12): pp. 1287-1289.|
IL-5 and interferon-? responses were investigated in mitogen-stimulated whole-blood cultures from HIV patients with and without Mycobacterium tuberculosis disease, to determine whether an imbalance of Th1/Th2 cytokines contributes to susceptibility to M. tuberculosis disease or to immune restoration disease (IRD) associated with M. tuberculosis after starting antiretroviral therapy (ART). Interferon-? levels were constant on ART, whilst IL-5 levels generally rose over time. We suggest that increased IL-5 production reflects a recovery of CD4 + T cell function and that a Th1/Th2 imbalance is not associated with increased susceptibility to M. tuberculosis disease or IRD associated with M. tuberculosis upon starting ART. Copyright © 2010, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
|dc.publisher||Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.|
|dc.title||Interferon-? and IL-5 production correlate directly in HIV patients Co-infected with mycobacterium tuberculosis with or without immune restoration disease|
|dcterms.source.title||AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses|
|curtin.department||School of Biomedical Sciences|
|curtin.accessStatus||Fulltext not available|
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