Adipose Tissue: Sanctuary for HIV/SIV Persistence and Replication

Suresh Pallikkuth, Mahesh Mohan

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This commentary highlights new findings from a recent study identifying adipose tissue as a potential HIV reservoir and a major site of inflammation during chronic human/simian immunodeficiency virus (HIV/SIV) infection. A concise discussion about upcoming challenges and new research avenues for reducing chronic adipose inflammation during HIV/SIV infection is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalTrends in Microbiology
StateAccepted/In press - 2016



  • Adipose tissue
  • CD4/CD8 T-cell
  • HIV/SIV reservoir
  • Inflammation
  • Macrophage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology
  • Virology

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