The purpose of the present study is to investigate the regulation of the host cell epigenetic machinery by metabolic products from periodontal bacteria and the impact on enhancing viral replication and infection in the oral cavity of HIV patients. The results should provide a scientific basis for developing novel strategies to prevent and treat recurrent HIV and herpesviral infections in HIV/AIDS patients simultaneously.
Fengchun Ye – Department of Biological Sciences
Jonathan Karn - Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
John Tilton - Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatives
Aaron Weinberg - Department of Biological Sciences