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Cd4 Molecule

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CD4

pls what is the meaning of CD4?
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...CD4 is the molecule on the surface of select immune cells. We define populations of blood cells based upon which molecules are present Read more »

Green tea and seroconversion

Dr. Bob I wrote recently updating you on my negative status after 9.5 months. However I am... Read more »

what is cd4%

What exactly is the CD4% and how does it correlate with my CD4 count and viral load?I am a 32 year... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

CD4 Cell Tests

...infected with a virus. Researchers can tell these cells apart by specific proteins on the cell surface. A T-4 cell is a T-cell with CD4 molecules on its surface. This type of T-cell is also called "CD4 positive," or CD4. Why Are CD4 Cells... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Tropism Tests

...uses molecules on the cell surface. These are called receptors or chemokine co-receptors. The first receptor HIV uses is the CD4 molecule. The virus then uses a "co-receptor." This is either a CCR5 molecule or a CXCR4 molecule. The virus usually... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

HIV and Your Immune System

...purpose. The HIV Life Cycle Binding and Fusion: HIV begins its life cycle when it binds to a CD4 receptor * and one of two co-receptors ** on the surface of a CD4+ T- lymphocyte. *** The virus then fuses... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Green Tea Shows Promise in HIV Fight

...colleagues used nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to examine the structures by which EGCG, the HIV surface protein gp120 and CD4 molecules bind together. They noted the frequencies emitted by the hydrogen, carbon and nitrogen atoms that... Read more »
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Green tea?

Posted by franfrog
...component called gp120 to the T cells. The goal was to see if EGCG thwarted gp120 from binding to a certain molecule -- the CD4 molecule -- on T-helper cells. When gp120 latches onto a T cell's CD4 molecule, it paves the way for HIV to enter --... Read more »

Regarding the new strain....

Posted by rjasin123
...HIV needs to successfully bind with TWO receptors on the outside of T-cells in order to successfully infect these cells: the CD4 molecule and either the CCR5 receptor or the CXCR4 receptor. In early HIV infection (and in the absence of... Read more »

mutation

Posted by drnsee, 3 Replies
I'm aware that the HIV virus itself may mutate over time. However, my partner who has had HIV twice as long as I have heard that it actually mutates your own [human] DNA. That it integrates into your system so much that this happens over time. ... Read more »

CD4 CD8

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Does anybody know what other viral infections apart from HIV can cause an inverted CD4:CD8 ratio? Read more »