Scientists from the Spanish Carlos III Health Institute found a gene mutation that protects against HIV infection, the results of the study are published in the journal PLOS Pathogens.
Scientists have found that a mutation in the TNPO3 gene leads to the development of a rare disease in humans – pelvic-brachial muscular dystrophy. However, this same mutation protects the patient from HIV. Scientists believe that the cells of patients with muscular dystrophy can be used to create “treatment strategies” for a number of diseases in future .
As it was reported earlier, HIV, along with cardiovascular diseases and oncology, was named one of the deadliest diseases of the 21st century by the WHO experts. At the same time, doctors and scientists expect to create an effective HIV response by the end of this century.