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HIV-1 transcription and latency: an update

Overview of attention for article published in Retrovirology, June 2013
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HIV-1 transcription and latency: an update
Published in
Retrovirology, June 2013
DOI 10.1186/1742-4690-10-67
Pubmed ID

Carine Van Lint, Sophie Bouchat, Alessandro Marcello


Combination antiretroviral therapy, despite being potent and life-prolonging, is not curative and does not eradicate HIV-1 infection since interruption of treatment inevitably results in a rapid rebound of viremia. Reactivation of latently infected cells harboring transcriptionally silent but replication-competent proviruses is a potential source of persistent residual viremia in cART-treated patients. Although multiple reservoirs may exist, the persistence of resting CD4+ T cells carrying a latent infection represents a major barrier to eradication. In this review, we will discuss the latest reports on the molecular mechanisms that may regulate HIV-1 latency at the transcriptional level, including transcriptional interference, the role of cellular factors, chromatin organization and epigenetic modifications, the viral Tat trans-activator and its cellular cofactors. Since latency mechanisms may also operate at the post-transcriptional level, we will consider inhibition of nuclear RNA export and inhibition of translation by microRNAs as potential barriers to HIV-1 gene expression. Finally, we will review the therapeutic approaches and clinical studies aimed at achieving either a sterilizing cure or a functional cure of HIV-1 infection, with a special emphasis on the most recent pharmacological strategies to reactivate the latent viruses and decrease the pool of viral reservoirs.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 <1%
Canada 3 <1%
Malaysia 2 <1%
Germany 2 <1%
Zimbabwe 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Other 5 1%
Unknown 383 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 108 27%
Student > Master 69 17%
Researcher 58 14%
Student > Bachelor 56 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 20 5%
Other 44 11%
Unknown 49 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 130 32%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 63 16%
Medicine and Dentistry 60 15%
Immunology and Microbiology 54 13%
Chemistry 13 3%
Other 27 7%
Unknown 57 14%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 22. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 May 2015.
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