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HTLV: Conference Highlights of the 15th Conference on human retrovirology

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Overstressed, May 2, 2012.

  1. Overstressed

    Overstressed Senior Member

    This conference was held last year, and the information perhaps not 'hot news', but I did some interesting findings. The highlights can be found here:

    HTLV infected carriers show also reduced NK-cell activity and numbers:

    (...) What are the causes and consequences of the observed reduction in the number and activity of NK cells in HTLV-1 infection?(...)

    HTLV infected carriers show increased IgE immunoglobulins:

    (...)Elevated levels of total immunoglobulin E (IgE) predicted a lower risk of ATL. The authors suggested that a biomarker pattern predictive of heightened T-cell activation and HTLV-1 replication, as well as diminished type II immunity, can be associated with ATL.(...)

    Concerning the increased IgE, it appears they here have a bio-marker, i.e., high IgE means a lower risk for developing ATL(=adult T-cell lymphoma and leukemia).

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