Impaired class II expression and antigen uptake in monocytic cells after HIV-1 infection.

Using the human macrophage hybridoma cell line 43 and primary monocytes, we investigated the regulation of class II expression and intracellular Ag trafficking after HIV-1 infection. The HIV-1-infected human macrophage hybridoma cell line, 43HIV, lost class II Ag expression, as determined by immunofluorescence, immunoprecipitation, and Northern blot… CONTINUE READING