TNF-alpha-mediated activation of HIV-1 LTR in monocytoid cells by mycobacteria.

Mycobacterial infection occurs commonly in patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Incubation of monocytoid cell line U937 cells, which was cotransfected HIV-1 long terminal repeat sequence (LTR) chloramphenicol acetyltransferase (CAT) plasmid and Tat expression plasmid, with Mycobacterium smegmatis, Mycobacterium avium, Mycobacterium bovis BCG… CONTINUE READING