HIV-1 triggers apoptosis in primary osteoblasts and HOBIT cells through TNFalpha activation.

Several HIV-1 infected patients show bone loss and osteopenia/osteoporosis during the course of disease. The mechanisms underlying this degenerative process are largely unsettled and it has not been determined yet whether bone dysfunction is linked to HIV-1-mediated direct and/or indirect effects on osteoblasts/osteoclasts cross-talk regulation. This study… CONTINUE READING