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The human polyomavirus, JCV, is the etiological agent of the fatal central nervous system demyelinating disease, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). In PML patients, JC Virus (JCV) can be detected in glial cells in the central nervous system (CNS); in B-lymphocytes in the peripheral...
Mutations in CCR5 and CCR2b have been recently shown to affect disease progression towards AIDS. A role for these host genotypes in AIDS dementia complex (ADC) has also been postulated but remains unclear. Additionally, brain-derived envelope sequences from HIV-1 have been associated with ADC but...