Alexandre Lescieux

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Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) is a severe and fatal demyelinating disease that occurs especially in HIV-infected patients. It has been suggested that JC virus (JCV) migrates in peripheral blood leukocytes from the kidney to the central nervous system where it initiates demyelination. To investigate the physiopathological role of the(More)
BACKGROUND Human polyomavirus JC (JCV) induces human progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) in patients with AIDS. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) of HIV-1-positive immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients can harbour JCV genome, but their precise role in JCV latency or reactivation status before the onset of PML remains(More)
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