The Naked Scientists

The Naked Scientists Forum

Author Topic: HIV treatment CCR5 receptor antagonists  (Read 1390 times)

Offline mmm_citrus

  • First timers
  • *
  • Posts: 3
    • View Profile
HIV treatment CCR5 receptor antagonists
« on: 04/07/2012 17:50:29 »
I was just thinking about the treatment for HIV and how CCR5 receptor antagonists are administered as a drug to work inside the body by blocking the entry of the HIV to T Helper celss and I was wondering if this might be a more efficient fast working treatment:

1. Take bone marrow tissue from infected patient
2. Synthesise a lot of T Helper cells in lab
3. treat all T-Helper cells with CCR5 receptor antagonists
4. Administer treated T-helper cells into patients blood stream

Then wouldn't there be so many T Helper cells that couldn't be infected by the virus that they could successfully aid the removal of the virus quickly?

Are there many silly problems with this or could it be possible?


 

The Naked Scientists Forum

HIV treatment CCR5 receptor antagonists
« on: 04/07/2012 17:50:29 »

 

SMF 2.0.10 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
SMFAds for Free Forums