The structure of lymphatic tissues is an important component of lymphatic tissue T-cell homeostasis. Collagen deposition in lymphatic tissues (common in HIV infection) disrupts the niche and limits the size of the resident CD4 cell population. In this report we show that a single measurement of lymphatic tissue collagen predicts the magnitude of recovery of the peripheral CD4 cell pool with HAART (P < 0.001). This suggests that collagen-targeted therapies might be of benefit.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Dec 2005|