Journal article

HIV-1 INFECTION OF MONOCYTE-DERIVED MACROPHAGES REDUCES FC AND COMPLEMENT RECEPTOR EXPRESSION

SJ KENT, G STENT, S SONZA, SD HUNTER, SM CROWE

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL IMMUNOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 1994

Abstract

Fc receptor (FcR) and complement receptor (CR) expression on HIV-infected monocyte-derived macrophages may be an important determinant of immune function. We studied the effects of HIV-1 infection of macrophages in vitro on FcR and CR expression. Macrophages were infected with HIV-1DV 7 days following isolation, and the expression of Fc gamma RI-III and CR3 were measured at intervals thereafter by flow cytometry. We found a reduction in receptor expression with the percentage of cells expressing FcRI 14 days post infection declining from 77% to 13%, FcRII fell from 96% to 85%, FcRIII from 45% to 9%, and CR3 from 91% to 67% 14 days following infection. As these receptors are important for mac..

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