Disease Markers

Disease Markers / 2012 / Article

Review | Open Access

Volume 32 |Article ID 147148 | 9 pages | https://doi.org/10.3233/DMA-2011-0874

Chemokines and Chemokine Receptors in Susceptibility to HIV-1 Infection and Progression to AIDS

Received23 Feb 2012
Accepted23 Feb 2012

Abstract

A multitude of host genetic factors plays a crucial role in susceptibility to HIV-1 infection and progression to AIDS, which is highly variable among individuals and populations. This review focuses on the chemokine-receptor and chemokine genes, which were extensively studied because of their role as HIV co-receptor or co-receptor competitor and influences the susceptibility to HIV-1 infection and progression to AIDS in HIV-1 infected individuals.

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