Monkeys Found Resistant To AIDS

Scientists discovered that sooty mangabeys monkeys can prevent the development of AIDS through a natural way. As you may have known, sooty mangabeys monkeys are natural origin of simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), yet they have the ability to resist AIDS from developing even if they got high viral load. SIV is a virus known to infect monkeys, which in human beings are called HIV virus. Scientists found out that monkeys may be able to avoid AIDS since they are good in renewing T cells which are white blood cells that lets the immune system to fight against microbial diseases. As a matter of fact, SIV-infected sooty mangabeys monkey remains to have effective rate of CD4+T thru quick restoration of the group of CD4+ T cells. According to Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University in Atlanta these findings can support the basis on why SIV and HIV can lead to AIDS, infecting monkeys, animals and human beings. On the studies presented, the researchers showed sooty mangabeys and rhesus macaques are infected with SIV. It appears that both species have the same amount of CD4+ T cells replacement. Mirko Pairdini, team leader of Emory University Atlanta explained that rhesus macaques regenerate their immature CD4+T cells in a more slowly manner, but this procedure doesn’t happen on sooty mangabeys. As a matter of fact, the replaced cells make the monkey much resistant to SIV infections and diseases. Pairdini is glad to have this new finding since it can improved our knowledge about the immune system and discover why most species are prone to viruses, infections and diseases while others don’t.

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