Germain Manfouo-Foutsop

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BACKGROUND HTLV-I infected CD4+ T-cells lines usually progress towards a CD3- or CD3low phenotype. In this paper, we studied expression, kinetics, chromatin remodeling of the CD3 gene at different time-points post HTLV-I infection. RESULTS The onset of this phenomenon coincided with a decrease of CD3gamma followed by the subsequent progressive reduction(More)
Our studies show that HIV-1 infection provokes a progressive defect in surface TCR/CD3 receptors due to the specific and escalating loss of CD3 g mRNA. The human CD3 g gene is transcribed from a weak, lymphoid-specific promoter with significant transcription initiation site hetero-geneity in normal T cells. However, early after HIV-1 infection CD3 g(More)
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