Selective up-regulation of functional CXCR4 expression in erythroid cells by HIV-1 Tat protein.

CXCR4 is the high affinity receptor for the SDF-1 alpha chemokine and represents the main coreceptor for HIV-1 T-tropic strains. The surface expression of CXCR4 was analysed in CD34+ haematopoietic progenitors, induced to differentiate along the erythroid or granulocytic lineages, in liquid cultures supplemented or not with HIV-1 Tat protein. At… CONTINUE READING