Journal article

Methamphetamine stimulates interferon inducible genes in HIV infected brain

I Everall, S Salaria, E Roberts, J Corbeil, R Sasik, H Fox, I Grant, E Masliah

JOURNAL OF NEUROIMMUNOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2005

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To study the synergism of HIV and methamphetamine. DESIGN AND METHODS: We undertook a microarray study using RNA from the frontal cortex of 15 individuals with HIV infection to initially identify genes that are differentially regulated by HIV encephalitis (HIVE). From the analysis of the microarray data, we identified candidate genes to be validated by quantitative real time PCR (qRT-PCR) and to assess if these genes were differentially modulated in individuals with HIVE and documented methamphetamine use. RESULTS: Analysis of microarray data revealed that genes involved in several categories were dysregulated in HIVE. We then chose 15 candidate genes for validation by qRT-PCR and..

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