Antiretroviral Therapy Ameliorates Simian Immunodeficiency Virus-Associated Myocardial Inflammation by Dampening Interferon Signaling and Pathogen Response in the Heart

Jake A. Robinson, Meng Niu, Howard S. Fox, Tricia H. Burdo

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Abstract

People with human immunodeficiency virus have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. RNA-Seq was performed on hearts from simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV)-infected rhesus macaques with or without antiretroviral therapy (ART). SIV infection led to high plasma viral load with very little myocardial viral RNA. SIV infection promoted an inflammatory environment in the heart through interferon and pathogen signaling, in the absence of myocardial viral RNA. While ART dampened interferon and cytokine response in the heart, SIV-infected animals receiving ART had deficits in the expression of genes directly involved in fatty acid metabolism relative to SIV-uninfected animals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)276-280
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Infectious Diseases
Volume228
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2023

Keywords

  • interferon
  • metabolism
  • nonhuman primates
  • RNA-Seq
  • SIV

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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