Modification of the In Vitro Replication of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus HIV-1 by TPSg, a Polysaccharide Fraction Isolated from the Cupressaceae Thuja occidentalis L. (Arborvitae)

  • S. H. Gohla
  • R. A. Zeman
  • M. Bögel
  • E. Jurkiewicz
  • S. Schrum
  • H. D. Haubeck
  • H. Schmitz
  • G. Hunsmann
  • R. D. Neth
Conference paper
Part of the Haematology and Blood Transfusion / Hämatologie und Bluttransfusion book series (HAEMATOLOGY, volume 35)


The acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is caused by an infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) [2–8]. CD4-positive lymphocytes were shown to be one major target in HIV-1 infections [9–10]. Apart of CD4+ cell depletion, the functional impairment of the T-cell system also plays an important role in the progress of this disease [11, 12, 13].


Human Immunodeficiency Virus Reverse Transcriptase Activity Alternanthera Philoxeroides Viral Antigen Expression Plant Pathogenic Virus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. H. Gohla
    • 1
  • R. A. Zeman
    • 5
  • M. Bögel
    • 2
  • E. Jurkiewicz
    • 3
  • S. Schrum
    • 1
  • H. D. Haubeck
    • 4
  • H. Schmitz
    • 2
  • G. Hunsmann
    • 3
  • R. D. Neth
    • 1
  1. 1.2nd Medical Clinic, Department of Clinical ChemistryUKEHamburg 20Germany
  2. 2.Department of VirologyBernhard-Nocht InstituteHamburg 4Germany
  3. 3.DPZ, German Primate Center, Department of Virology and ImmunologyGöttingenGermany
  4. 4.Department of Clinical Chemistry and PathobiochemistryTechnical University of AachenAachenGermany
  5. 5.Laboratory of Tumor Cell BiologyNational Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health and Human Services (NIH)BethesdaUSA

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