alexa Impairment of circulating lactoferrin in HIV-1 infection.
Oncology

Oncology

Journal of Cancer Science & Therapy

Author(s): Defer MC, Dugas B, Picard O, Damais C

Abstract Share this page

Abstract Levels of plasma lactoferrin are decreased in HIV-1-infected patients in relation to the progression of the disease. Plasma lactoferrin concentrations were determined using a specific and sensitive enzyme immunoassay. 97 plasma were studied (22 asymptomatic, 45 symptomatic patients compared to 30 healthy controls) and the results showed a highly significant decrease (p < 0.001) of the level of lactoferrin in HIV-1-infected patients (respectively 2.79 +/- 1.2 and 0.68 +/- 0.22 micrograms/ml) compared to controls (4.37 +/- 0.83 micrograms/ml). Since it is well established that plasma lactoferrin level could be influenced by the number of neutrophils, the experiments were reproduced in neutropenic patients who represent 10\% of recruitment (6 among 45 symptomatic patients). The plasma from neutropenic symptomatic patients (neutrophils < or = 1,300/mm3) showed their mean lactoferrin level at 0.36 micrograms/ml still far above the normal values. In view of the different reported biological effects of lactoferrin that are of great importance in the non-specific defences, the real biological place of the lack of such a molecule could be one important component of the multifactorial nature of HIV-1 infection.
This article was published in Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand) and referenced in Journal of Cancer Science & Therapy

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords