Daniel D Bankson

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BACKGROUND Low serum selenium has been associated with lower CD4 counts and greater mortality among HIV-1-seropositive individuals, but most studies have not controlled for serum albumin and the presence of an acute phase response. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted to evaluate relationships between serum selenium concentrations and CD4 count,(More)
BACKGROUND Low vitamin E levels are often found in HIV-1 infection, and studies have suggested that higher levels may decrease the risk of disease progression. However, vitamin E supplementation has also been reported to increase CCR5 expression, which could increase HIV-1 replication. We hypothesized that vitamin E levels at HIV-1 acquisition may influence(More)
Changes in serum, hepatic, and ocular vitamin A levels were followed in 9-month-old Long Evans rats fed either a vitamin-A-free or vitamin-A-sufficient diet for up to 18 months. After 18 months, hepatic total vitamin A fell exponentially from 2542 +/- 433 to 48 +/- 12 micrograms/g wet weight, but these stores maintained normal serum retinol and ocular total(More)
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