Thesis / Dissertation

Fc-functional antibody immunity to HIV: the role of neutrophils and IgA

Matthew James Worley, Stephen Kent (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

A safe and effective prophylactic vaccine against HIV-1 is an essential component to limit the HIV-1 epidemic. The RV144 HIV vaccine efficacy trial has highlighted the importance of generating Fc functional antibodies to prevent the further spread of HIV infection. Fc functional antibody responses have also been shown to correlate with delayed HIV disease progression. Despite the intensification of interest in Fc-mediated responses to HIV infection, there has been limited research focused on the Fc functional capacity of neutrophils, which are a key innate immune cell at mucosal surfaces and in the blood. The majority of Fc-effector studies in HIV focus upon examining NK cells and/or mon..

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