Foxp3+ regulatory T cells in antiretroviral-naive HIV patients

Martin Montes, Dorothy E. Lewis, Cesar Sanchez, Diego Lopez De Castilla, Edward A. Graviss, Carlos Seas, Eduardo Gotuzzo, A. Clinton White

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We characterized regulatory T cells from antiretroviral-naive HIV patients by flow cytometry. The proportion of CD4 cells positive for CD25 and Foxp3 was increased, mainly in those with CD4 cell counts less than 200 cells/μl. The total number of Foxp3-positive cells correlated with the CD4 cell count. Further studies are needed on whether Foxp3-positive cell numbers or function explain the susceptibility to autoimmune and inflammatory diseases seen in some patients with advanced HIV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1669-1671
Number of pages3
Issue number12
StatePublished - Aug 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases


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