A recent study published in Cell Metabolism reveals a French research team have found the next logical step in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Researchers from the Pasteur Institute report they have found a method to eliminate HIV/AIDS cells entirely. CD4 T lymphocyte immune cells are the reservoirs that are targeted by HIV. To date researchers haven’t determined why some CDR cells are targeted by the HIV/AIDS virus over others. This latest research might provide answers. Their output data reveals that glucose consumption of the cells play a key role in why they are susceptible to HIV. With increases in metabolic activity and glucose consumption comes higher probability of HIV infection to the cell.
Lead Research/InvestigatorSource: Cell Metabolism