1H magnetic resonance spectroscopy reveals neuronal injury in a simian immunodeficiency virus macaque model.
Infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) commonly results in neurologic disease called the AIDS dementia complex. Neuronal loss and injury have been found in the HIV brain, but the underlying mechanisms are not understood. The simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV)-infected macaque is an excellent animal model for HIV infection, but neuronal loss has not been demonstrated. To determine whether neuronal damage occurs in the SIV brain, we quantified the neuronal marker N-acetylaspartate (...Expand abstract
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