Saquinavir up-regulates telomerase activity in lymphocytes activated with monoclonal antibodies against CD3/CD28.


The present study describes the effect of the HIV protease inhibitor saquinavir on telomerase activity and interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) production of nonadherent mononuclear cells (NA-MNC). Cells obtained from peripheral blood of healthy donors were exposed in vitro to a mixture of monoclonal antibodies against CD3 and CD28 membrane antigens in order to… (More)


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