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During the course of infection with HIV-1, striking alterations in the subset distribution of peripheral blood gammadelta T cells are observed. While TCR Vdelta2 expression dominates among peripheral blood gammadelta T cells in healthy adults, there is a clear preponderance of Vdelta1 cells in HIV-1-infected persons. In this study, we present the first flow(More)
As recently reported, it is possible to detect and quantify the amount of the deleted human mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) in whole blood, platelets and peripheral blood mononuclear cells using real-time PCR. The aim of this study was to identify the cell types in human blood carrying the 4977 bp deleted mtDNA and their accumulation with regard to donor age.(More)
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