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The production of cytokines by HIV-infected cells from adherent tissues as well as their effects on HIV replication in the same cells were investigated. CD4-transfected HeLa-T4-6c epithelial cells, CD4-positive normal lung fibroblasts and CD4-negative RD rhabdomyosarcoma cells were infected with HIV-1. All cultures were permissive for virus replication,(More)
We asked whether HIV-1 had the capacity to establish a persistent infection of cultured human diploid fibroblasts. Human strains of normal diploid embryo lung fibroblasts were infected with HIV-1 of the HTLV-IIIB and HIV-1P1 strains. Infection was followed over time, to analyze HIV expression. Virus production (intra- and extracellular virus) was evaluated(More)
Levels of serum ferritin are increased in AIDS patients in relation to the progression of the disease. To establish whether or not this in vivo increase could be due to a direct effect of the virus on the infected cells, three HIV-permissive cell lines, the CD4-positive HeLa-T4-6c and C8166 cells and the CD4-negative RD cells, were infected with HIV-1(More)
The photochemistry of six N3-(3-fluoro-4-dialkylaminophenyl)-oxazolidinones known for their antimicrobial activity has been examined. All of these compounds are defluorinated in water (Phidec approximately 0.25) and in methanol (Phidec approximately 0.03), reasonably via the triplet. The chemical processes observed are reductive defluorination and(More)
Hydrogen abstraction from the C-7 position of cholesterol (Ch) by triplet excited benzophenone (BZP) exhibits remarkable solvent-dependence in product studies. Kinetic measurements on the intramolecular version of the process in dyads containing covalently linked Ch and BZP units reveal important solvent effects and significant stereodifferentiation.
The morpholinofluorophenyloxazolidinone 1 (the antibacterial drug linezolid) is found to undergo reductive defluorination upon irradiation in water (Phi 0.33), in some of the products accompanied by the simultaneous oxidative degradation of the morpholine side chain. In the presence of chloride, iodide and pyrrole, the fluorine is substituted by these(More)
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