Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 19939930
J. Virol. 2010 Feb;84(4):1838-46
Divergent Toll-like receptor 7 (TLR7) and TLR9 signaling has been proposed to distinguish pathogenic from nonpathogenic simian immunodeficiency virus infection in primate models. We demonstrate here that increased expression of type I interferon in pathogenic rhesus macaques compared to nonpathogenic African green monkeys was associated with the recruitment of plasmacytoid dendritic cells in the lymph nodes and the presence of an inflammatory environment early after infection, instead of a difference in the TLR7/9 response.