HIV-1 Tat elongates the G1 phase and indirectly promotes HIV-1 gene expression in cells of glial origin.


Human immunodeficiency virus type-1 (HIV-1) infection of the central nervous system (CNS) gives rise to many of the neurological complications in patients with AIDS. Infection of microglial cells and astrocytes in the brain promotes the release of HIV-1 Tat and other candidate neurotoxins that may be associated with the widespread neuropathology. To examine… (More)


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