Vitamin C decreases the survival of HIV-infected cells

Increased uptake and accumulation of vitamin C in human immunodeficiency virus 1-infected hematopoietic cell lines.

This study evaluated the effects of vitamin C uptake on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The experiments were performed with HIV-infected and uninfected cells. The results showed that exposure to high concentrations of vitamin C decreased the growth (proliferation) and survival of the HIV-infected cells. Further details can be found in the study.
Rivas CI, Vera JC, Guaiquil VH, Velasquez FV, Borquez-Ojeda OA, Carcamo JG, Concha II, Golde DW. Increased uptake and accumulation of vitamin C in human immunodeficiency virus 1-infected hematopoietic cell lines. J Biol Chem 1997 Feb 28;272(9):5814-20.



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