Autoantigens Described in HIV-1-infected Patients

  • Larissa Santos


The human immune deficiency virus causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome partly by decreasing the
capacity of the immune system to deal with opportunistic pathogens. It has already been noted that the HIV-1
envelope protein is homologous to several components of the immune system including HLA antigens, T-cell
receptors, fas and immunoglobulins.