Florence Buseyne

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For the past two decades, scientists from around the world, working on different aspects of foamy virus (FV) research, have gathered in different research institutions almost every two years to present their recent results in formal talks, to discuss their ongoing studies informally, and to initiate fruitful collaborations. In this report we review the 2014(More)
BACKGROUND Children born at the start of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic and infected during the perinatal period are now young adults living with the virus. Naive T-lymphocyte restoration is essential for the maintenance of a diverse T-cell receptor repertoire and for immunity to pathogens. METHODS The ANRS-EP38-IMMIP study included 93(More)
Simian foamy viruses (SFV) are widespread retroviruses among non-human primates (NHP). SFV actively replicate in the oral cavity of NHP and can be transmitted to humans through NHP bites, in whom they establish a persistent infection. We aimed to study three major properties of these zoonotic retroviruses: replicative status, tropism and variability. In 14(More)
Simian foamy virus (SFV) is a retrovirus ubiquitous in non-human primates (NHPs) that can be transmitted to humans, mostly through severe bites. In the past few years, our laboratory identified more than 50 hunters from Central Africa infected with zoonotic SFVs. Analysis of SFV complete sequences obtained from 5 of these individuals had revealed that the(More)
Simian foamy viruses (SFVs) are efficiently transmitted from non-human primates to humans. Despite their persistence , neither pathogenic effects nor secondary transmission have been reported, suggesting an efficient immune control of this retrovirus in human population. Here, we study the neutralizing activity in the plasma of SFV-infected people living in(More)
The ANRS-EP38-IMMIP study aimed to provide a detailed assessment of the immune status of perinatally infected youths living in France. We studied Gag-specific CD4 and CD8 T-cell proliferation and the association between the proliferation of these cells, demographic factors and HIV disease history. We included 93 youths aged between 15 and 24 years who had(More)
The Eleventh International Foamy Virus Conference took place on 9-10 June 2016 at the Institut Pasteur, Paris, France. The meeting reviewed progress on foamy virus (FV) research, as well as related current topics in retrovirology. FVs are complex retroviruses that are widespread in several animal species. Several research topics on these viruses are(More)
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