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miRNAs on HIV .

Jul 13, 2008

Hello Doc

I have read something very interesting about miRNAs on HIV . Doc Hui Zhang believes that is possible to purge the hidden hiv from the latent resevoirs using miRNAs technology therapeutic approach, making hidden hiv vulnerable to drugs as well as to the bodys immune system.

What is your opinion?

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your post.

RNA-based therapies is an area of special interest to me, since I cut my scientific teeth (doctoral thesis) in this subject.

Such therapies remain very, very early in development and have failed to yield successful treatments in the past. In my view, revolutionary strategies come from (by definition) from unexpected approaches. So, in this context, I'm hopeful (though not expectant) of things from the siRNA field.


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