The dynamics of human T-lymphotropic virus type-1 (HTLV-1) provirus expression in vivo are unknown. There is much evidence to suggest that HTLV-1 gene expression is restricted: this restricted gene expression may contribute to HTLV-1 persistence by limiting the ability of the HTLV-1-specific CD8(+) cell immune response to clear infected cells. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that derepression of HTLV-1 gene expression would allow an increase in CD8(+) cell-mediated lysis of HTLV-1-inf...Expand abstract
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Histone deacetylase inhibitors increase virus gene expression but decrease CD8+ cell antiviral function in HTLV-1 infection.
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