HKU announces successful development of new drugs to prevent and eradicate HIV

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 HKU announces successful development of new drugs to prevent and eradicate HIV


The research team, led by the Institute of AIDS research in the Department of Microbiology, Hong Kong University of medicine, has developed a new type of antibody drug, series bivalent broad-spectrum neutralization antibody (BiIA-SG), which can effectively inhibit all tested HIV strains and promote the removal of latent infected cells in mice. The HKU research team points out that by combining the CD4 protein on the host cell surface, BiIA-SG can strategically ambush HIV and protect cells from infection. In addition, the gene transfection of BiIA-SG can continue to function in mice and eliminate HIV infected cells. Therefore, this study provides a conceptual validation of BiIA-SG as a new antibody drug for HIV prevention and immunotherapy. Compared to the current HIV antibody drugs, new drugs have improved significantly, and the research team hopes that the new drug is expected to become the first made in Hongkong, suitable for the clinical treatment of HIV antibody drugs. This research has been published in the latest issue of the Journal of clinical research, the famous international journal of biomedicine. Source: Xinhua editor: Li Hang _BJS4645 The HKU research team points out that by combining the CD4 protein on the host cell surface, BiIA-SG can strategically ambush HIV and protect cells from infection. In addition, the gene transfection of BiIA-SG can continue to function in mice and eliminate HIV infected cells. Therefore, this study provides a conceptual validation of BiIA-SG as a new antibody drug for HIV prevention and immunotherapy. Compared to the current HIV antibody drugs, new drugs have improved significantly, and the research team hopes that the new drug is expected to become the first made in Hongkong, suitable for the clinical treatment of HIV antibody drugs. This research has been published in the latest issue of the Journal of clinical research, the famous international journal of biomedicine.