Study

An exome sequencing study of the HIV elite long term non progressors and rapid progressors CASCADE cohorts

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
EGAS00001000522 Other

Study Description

Background: A rare subgroup of HIV infected individuals naturally controls infection withouttreatment. These ?elite controllers? constitute an important model for the natural control ofHIV infection. Indeed, the study of these individuals may provide insights into strategies forthe development of HIV vaccines. Although several HLA and chemokine alleles are knownto be over-represented in elite controllers, only a small portion of HIV phenotypic variation isexplained by known genetic variants. The elite controller phenotype is rare and distinct,representing the extreme of an infectious disease trait. As such, this phenotype may be partlyexplained by variation in host immune control, which may be characterized by differences inrare functional genetic variants. Genomic regions underlying elite control can be potentiallyidentified by comparing the presence or frequency of variants in this group to thatrepresenting the opposite extreme. In this context, ?rapid progressors? is a group defined byits rapid immunological and clinical disease progression.Aim: To extend an existing study, in ... (Show More)

Study Datasets 1 dataset.

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Dataset ID Description Technology Samples
EGAD00001002179
Background: A rare subgroup of HIV infected individuals naturally controls infection without treatment. These ?elite controllers? constitute an important model for the natural control of HIV infection. Indeed, the study of these individuals may provide insights into strategies for the development of HIV vaccines. Although several HLA and chemokine alleles are known to be over-represented in elite controllers, only a small portion of HIV phenotypic variation is explained by known genetic ... (Show More)
Illumina HiSeq 2000 183

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