Transcription profiling of CD8+ T cells from patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis C virus, or both
ABSTRACT: In this study, Genome-wide transcriptomes of CD8+ T cells from HCV/HIV co-infected or mono-infected treatment-naive individuals were analyzed by using microarray assays. Pairwise comparisons were performed and differentially expressed genes were identified followed by quantitative real time PCR (qRT-PCR) validation. To identify the important functional categories, Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAG) from Web-based Gene SeT AnaLysis Toolkit (WebGestalt) was used to find out Gene Ontology (GO) categories with significantly enriched gene numbers. The enriched Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) pathways were also obtained by using the similar methods in the same website.