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IL-7/IL-7R gene variants impact circulating IL-7/IL-7R homeostasis and ART-associated immune recovery status
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AuthorCeausu, Andra; Rodriguez-Gallego, Esther; Peraire, Joaquim; Lopez-Dupla, Miguel; Domingo, Pere; Vilades, Consuelo; Vidal-Gonzalez, Judit; Peraire, Maria; Perpinan, Carles; Maria Pacheco, Yolanda; Veloso, Sergi; Alba, Veronica; Vargas, Montserrat; Castellano, Alfonso J.; Ruiz-Mateos, Ezequiel; Mallolas, Josep; Vidal, Francesc; Rull, Anna
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CitationCeausu A, Rodriguez-Gallego E, Peraire J, Lopez-Dupla M, Domingo P, Vilades C, et al. IL-7/IL-7R gene variants impact circulating IL-7/IL-7R homeostasis and ART-associated immune recovery status. Sci Rep. 2019 Oct 31;9:15722.
A relationship between polymorphisms in genes encoding interleukin 7 (IL-7) and its cellular receptor (IL-7R) and antiretroviral therapy (ART)-associated immune recovery in HIV subjects has been previously reported. However, details of this relationship remain unclear, and the association of these polymorphisms with circulating IL-7/IL-7R levels is scarce. Here, we explored whether IL-7/IL-7R axis was associated with quantitative CD4(+) T-cell recovery in HIV-infected subjects. IL-7/IL-7R polymorphisms were assessed by genotyping, and multiple inheritance models were used to estimate both, their association with low pre-ART CD4(+) T-cell counts and incomplete immune recovery status after 48 weeks of suppressive ART. Integrated data from genetic variants association and soluble plasma IL-7/IL-7R quantification suggest that IL-7/IL-7R genotype expression could alter the homeostatic balance between soluble and membrane-bound receptors. The haplotype analyses indicates that allele combinations impacts pre-ART circulating CD4(+) T-cell counts, immune recovery status and the absolute increment of CD4(+) T-cell counts. The knowledge about how IL-7/IL-7R axis is related to quantitative CD4(+) T-cell recovery and immune recovery status after initiating ART could be useful regarding T-cell reservoirs investigations in HIV subjects.
MeSHCD4 Lymphocyte Count
DeCSEstudios de Cohortes
Persona de Mediana Edad
Recuento de Linfocito CD4
Infecciones por VIH
Receptores de Interleucina-7