We investigated SIV infection and expression of adhesion molecules in the small intestine of rhesus macaques infected with pathogenic SIV (SIVmac) or nonpathogenic clone (SIV1A11). There was a wider dissemination and marked difference in tissue localization of SIVmac relative to SIV1A11. Our results also indicate that viral pathogenicity is associated with increased migration of inflammatory cells expressing VLA-alpha 4, LFA-1 alpha, Mac-1 alpha, ICAM-1, and beta 2 integrin into the intestinal mucosa.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Medical Primatology|
|State||Published - May 1995|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Animal Science and Zoology