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Can NK cells purge HIV sanctuaries?

A recent study identifies a population of CXCR5+ natural killer (NK) cells patrolling B cell follicles in simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV)-infected African green monkeys that might contribute to the lack of disease progression in this nonpathogenic model.

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Figure 1: NK cells in the B cell follicles of SIV-infected AGMs.

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Bunders, M., Altfeld, M. Can NK cells purge HIV sanctuaries?. Nat Med 23, 1254–1255 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nm.4434

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