Levels of circulating fibronectin receptor in adult and pediatric patients with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 infection.

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Levels of circulating fibronectin receptor in adult and pediatric patients with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 infection.

Publication Date
May 01, 1994
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PMC
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  • Medicine
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Abstract

We found a significant increase in fibronectin receptor (FNR) levels in the sera of adult human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1)-infected patients, especially in those with AIDS (1,026.9 +/- 583.9 ng/ml; P < 0.0001). In contrast, AIDS patients with neurologic disorders and HIV-1-seropositive patients showed normal levels of FNR in serum. In addition, HIV-1-infected children showed increased levels of FNR in serum (824.4 +/- 333.5 ng/ml; P = 0.03). We suggest that an increase of FNR levels in AIDS patients is related to enhanced expression of FNR on HIV-1-infected cells.

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