Dec 23, 2001
Can you give your opinion on this:
Ottawa researchers at the Ottawa Hospital announced this week that a naturally occurring protein can reduce the level of HIV to undetectable levels in dormant cells that hide from other drugs. The team tested a molecule developed by Seattle-based Immunex Corporation called TRAIL, or tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand. This is a protein produced by the body's immune cells.
Response from Dr. Boyle
This is yet another example of the productive research that is underway. This compound is a long way from being used in the clinics, but its still exciting to see the amount of effort that is being made to cure HIV.
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