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To Treat Fibrosis, Shoot at the HIP

HIV Transgenic Mice Suggest General Kidney Fibrosis Target

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Friday, March 16, 2012
The course of HIV is driven by the virus' infection of immune system cells. But the virus also infects other cell types, including two kinds of kidney cells. The viruses' infection of kidney cells leads to fibrosis and, ultimately, kidney failure.

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