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malaria pigment hemozoin

Malaria hemozoin modulates susceptibility of immature monocyte-derived dendritic cells to HIV-1 infection by inducing a mature-like phenotype

March 15, 2010 - 11:18 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Juliette Diou, Mélanie R. Tardif, Corinne Barat and Michel J. Tremblay
Cellular Microbiology, Early View

There is still limited information about the putative impact of the malaria pigment hemozoin (HZ) on the dissemination of HIV-1. As so, we propose a premise where HZ present in human dendritic cells (DCs) could modulate HIV-1 transfer to CD4+ T cells. 

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