Circulating levels and ex vivo production of beta-chemokines, interferon gamma, and interleukin 2 in advanced human immunodeficiency virus type 1 infection: the effect of protease inhibitor therapy.


Cytokines and beta-chemokines play an important role in the complex interaction between HIV-1 and the immune system. We studied platelet-free plasma (PFP) levels and ex vivo production of cytokines and beta-chemokines at different HIV disease stages and the influence of potent protease inhibitor therapy on their production in late-stage patients. Mitogen… (More)