Susanne Ganepola

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Infection with the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) requires the presence of a CD4 receptor and a chemokine receptor, principally chemokine receptor 5 (CCR5). Homozygosity for a 32-bp deletion in the CCR5 allele provides resistance against HIV-1 acquisition. We transplanted stem cells from a donor who was homozygous for CCR5 delta32 in a patient(More)
Primary infection and reactivation of human cytomegalovirus (CMV) remain a major problem in immunocompromised patients, frequently resulting in a life threatening CMV disease. Intravenous polyvalent (hyper)-immunoglobulins (IVIG) can be administered for therapy and prophylaxis of CMV infections. However, only limited data about the efficacy and mechanism of(More)
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