Expression of mannose binding lectin in HIV-1-infected brain: implications for HIV-related neuronal damage and neuroAIDS.
Kumud K Singh, Satyanarayana Nathamu, Anthony Adame, Tara U Alire, Wilmar Dumaop, Ben Gouaux, David J Moore, Eliezer Masliah, undefined and HIV Neurobehavioral Research Center Group
Neurobehavioral HIV Medicine | Published : 2011
Mannose binding lectin (MBL) activates complement pathway that leads to pathogen opsonization and phagocytosis. MBL deficiency is linked to HIV transmission and disease progression. We sought to determine the role of MBL in HIV encephalitis (HIVE) by evaluating its presence and distribution in the HIV-1-infected brain and by assessing its association with monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) expression. This retrospective study utilized archived post-mortem brain tissues obtained from 35 individuals enrolled in a longitudinal study as part of the California NeuroAIDS Tissue Network. MBL, MCP-1 and brain cell markers in post-mortem brain tissues with or without HIVE were evaluated using..View full abstract