Shehzad M Iqbal
Affiliation: University of Toronto
- Mucosal innate immunity as a determinant of HIV susceptibilityShehzad M Iqbal
Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
Am J Reprod Immunol 59:44-54. 2008..Given the great challenges to the development of HIV microbicides and vaccines, identification and enhancement of 'natural' innate immune defenses present attractive avenues for development of safe, non-toxic microbicides...
- Elevated elafin/trappin-2 in the female genital tract is associated with protection against HIV acquisitionShehzad M Iqbal
Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
AIDS 23:1669-77. 2009..However, these factors do not entirely explain this model of natural immunity to HIV. We hypothesized that protection may be mediated by innate immune proteins in the genital tract of HIV-resistant sex workers...
- Elevated T cell counts and RANTES expression in the genital mucosa of HIV-1-resistant Kenyan commercial sex workersShehzad M Iqbal
Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
J Infect Dis 192:728-38. 2005..This is the first study to show elevated levels of beta chemokines and CD4+ T cells in the genital tracts of women who are exposed to HIV-1 and yet are uninfected...