Cell-Based Approaches for Treating HIV Infection



Humanized mice have been used with a great deal of success to study many aspects of the human immune system, including immune system development, immune responses, and also viral infections of the human immune system itself. Regarding HIV infection, these models have proven robust for studying pathogenesis, antiviral responses, and novel therapeutic approaches. Herein we focus on how various humanized mouse models have been exploited to explore cellular-based therapeutics targeting HIV disease, including various stem cell gene therapy approaches. Continued development and utilization of humanized mouse models should provide further important contributions to speed the progress of cell-based therapeutics for HIV disease towards clinical utility.


Hematopoietic stem cell Gene therapy HIV infection Cell-based therapy Humanized mouse Engineered immunity Cytotoxic T cell Neutralizing antibody HIV immunity In vivo model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Hematology-Oncology, The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLAThe UCLA AIDS InstituteLos AngelesUSA

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