Retrovirally induced acquired immunodeficiency in humans and mice induces immune dysregulation as well as increased oxidative stress as the disease progresses. Both immunodeficiency and oxidative stress make the host susceptible to the development of heat disease either by physiological changes or by the direct influence of cardiovirulance. Antioxidant supplementation has been shown to influence the onset as well as the degree of cardiopathology due to primary infections or co-infections. An alternative treatment is the use of peptide immunomodulatory therapy to enhance cytokine production, immune cell function and resistance to opportunistic infections. This review compiles our in vivo and in vitro studies on the effects of antioxidant supplementation and peptide therapy on the immune control of coxsackievirus induced cardiopathology in AIDS.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Cellular and molecular biology (Noisy-le-Grand, France)|
|State||Published - Mar 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology