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S-phase entry leads to cell death in circulating T cells from HIV-infected persons.

Central memory T cells are thought to play a critical role in memory T cell homoestasis by undergoing self-renewal and by maturating into effector T cells that mediate immunity at tissue sites. Circulating T cells in S phase of the cell cycle are found at increased frequencies during HIV infection and are predominantly composed of cells with a central memory phenotype. Here, we tested the hypothesis that CD4 and CD8 S-phase T cells have different capacities to complete cell cycle and survive. S-phase T cells in peripheral blood from HIV-infected donors were identified by incubating whole blood with BrdU ex vivo. Upon in vitro cultivation, S-phase T cells were more likely to die than to complete mitotic division. Intrinsic differences were observed between CD4 and CD8 S-phase T cells during incubation. Higher frequencies of CD4+ S-phase T cell underwent apoptosis after incubation in medium alone or after TCR stimulation, and CD4+ S-phase T cells were less readily induced to proliferate after incubation with IL-2 than were CD8+ S-phase T cells. CD4+ and CD8+ S-phase T cells expressed low levels of Bcl-2, which could contribute to their heightened susceptibility to cell death. Intrinsic differences in the proliferation and survival of CD4+ and CD8+ S-phase T cells could influence the homeostatic maintenance of these T cell subsets in HIV disease.[1]


  1. S-phase entry leads to cell death in circulating T cells from HIV-infected persons. Sieg, S.F., Bazdar, D.A., Lederman, M.M. J. Leukoc. Biol. (2008) [Pubmed]
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