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The Early Cost of HIV Explored in New Research

Some surprising discoveries about the body’s initial responses to HIV infection have been made by researchers at UC Davis. Studying simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), the team found that specialized cells in the intestine called Paneth cells are early responders to viral invasion and are the source of gut inflammation by producing a cytokine called interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β). Though aimed at ...

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