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Dating progressing slowly

A Thr mutation at position 8 (8T) was found predominantly in HIV-1-infected HLA-B*5101 donors, whereas the 8R, 8L, and 8V mutations were also found in these donors.

There are several mechanisms affording HIV-1 escape from the host immune system.

They include the appearance of mutants that escape from HIV-1-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) (6, 14) and neutralizing antibodies (27, 47, 48), impaired recognition of HIV-1-infected cells by HIV-1-specific CTLs due to Nef-mediated downregulation of HLA class I molecules (8, 42), and impaired function of HIV-1-specific T cells (3).

In the present study, we analyzed the effect of HLA-B*5101 on clinical outcome in Japanese hemophiliacs infected with HIV-1.

In addition, we investigated the role of HLA-B*5101-restricted HIV-1-specific CTLs LTNP and slow-progressing Japanese hemophiliacs who had not been treated with antiretroviral therapy for approximately 25 years.

The cells were subsequently washed twice with RPMI-10% newborn calf serum (NCS) and were then stained with an anti-CD8 monoclonal antibody (MAb).

Next, they were incubated at 4°C for 30 min and were then washed twice with RPMI-10% NCS.

An infectious proviral clone of HIV-1, p NL-432, and its mutant, p NL-M20A (containing a substitution of Ala for Met at residue 20 of Nef), were reported previously (1).

Pol283-8 and Pol743-9 mutant (Pol283-8L, -8T, -8V, and -8R; Pol743-1I, -5I, and -4I5I) viruses were generated based on p NL-432 by using the Gene Tailor site-directed mutagenesis system (Invitrogen).

On the other hand, the mechanism underlying the association between HLA-B*5101 and slow progression remains unclear.

To date, no study of the mechanism of control of HIV-1 in HLA-B*5101 LTNPs has been reported.

Since the data indicate that HIV-1 replication can be controlled for more than 20 years in LTNP hemophiliacs, analysis of HIV-1-specific immune responses and HIV-1 in these patients is useful for investigating the immunological control of HIV-1.