The Role Of Chemokine Signalling In Maintenance Of The Latent Hiv Reservoir

Grant number: 1114265 | Funding period: 2016 - 2018



HIV cure research aims to eliminate cells with HIV in their DNA. These cells have higher levels of a receptor, CCR6, signalling through which causes migration to and concentration in the gut. This gut migration may help to maintain the HIV reservoir by bringing susceptible cells close to infected cells. We will assess the effect of blocking CCR6 signalling on the ability to infect these cells with HIV in the laboratory and its effect on the reservoir of an analogous virus in macaques.