Phenotypic Analysis of Spleen and Thymus Cells
. The phenotypic analysis of 30,000 events per sample was carried out using a CyFlow ML (Partec GmbH, Munster, Germany) as described previously using monoclonal antibodies from BD Biosciences or eBioscience , and the data were presented as mean percentage [+ or -] standard error.
According to Science, HIV not only integrates itself into the genetic structure of the host cell but it also multiplies fast, destroying the Cluster of Differentiation (CD4) cells also known as Thymus cells
(T-cells), responsible for protecting the body against infection.
The procedure took fibroblast cells from the embryo of a mouse and reprogrammed them in the lab to produce fully-functioning thymus cells