- Charles R M Bangham
Annu Rev Immunol 2017 Nov 16. Epub 2017 Nov 16.
Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London W2 1PG, United Kingdom; email:
Human T cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1), also known as human T lymphotropic virus type 1, was the first exogenous human retrovirus discovered. Unlike the distantly related lentivirus HIV-1, HTLV-1 causes disease in only 5-10% of infected people, depending on their ethnic origin. But whereas HIV-1 infection and the consequent diseases can be efficiently contained in most cases by antiretroviral drug treatment, there is no satisfactory treatment for the malignant or inflammatory diseases caused by HTLV-1. Read More