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RNA interference approaches for treatment of HIV-1 infection

Overview of attention for article published in Genome Medicine, May 2015
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (87th percentile)

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RNA interference approaches for treatment of HIV-1 infection
Published in
Genome Medicine, May 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13073-015-0174-y
Pubmed ID

Maggie L Bobbin, John C Burnett, John J Rossi


HIV/AIDS is a chronic and debilitating disease that cannot be cured with current antiretroviral drugs. While combinatorial antiretroviral therapy (cART) can potently suppress HIV-1 replication and delay the onset of AIDS, viral mutagenesis often leads to viral escape from multiple drugs. In addition to the pharmacological agents that comprise cART drug cocktails, new biological therapeutics are reaching the clinic. These include gene-based therapies that utilize RNA interference (RNAi) to silence the expression of viral or host mRNA targets that are required for HIV-1 infection and/or replication. RNAi allows sequence-specific design to compensate for viral mutants and natural variants, thereby drastically expanding the number of therapeutic targets beyond the capabilities of cART. Recent advances in clinical and preclinical studies have demonstrated the promise of RNAi therapeutics, reinforcing the concept that RNAi-based agents might offer a safe, effective, and more durable approach for the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Nevertheless, there are challenges that must be overcome in order for RNAi therapeutics to reach their clinical potential. These include the refinement of strategies for delivery and to reduce the risk of mutational escape. In this review, we provide an overview of RNAi-based therapies for HIV-1, examine a variety of combinatorial RNAi strategies, and discuss approaches for ex vivo delivery and in vivo delivery.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 148 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 45 30%
Student > Master 29 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 20 14%
Researcher 13 9%
Student > Postgraduate 8 5%
Other 15 10%
Unknown 18 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 40 27%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 38 26%
Immunology and Microbiology 14 9%
Chemistry 10 7%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 8 5%
Other 18 12%
Unknown 20 14%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. 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 April 2021.
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