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Mitochondrial Haplogroups Are Associated With Clinical Pattern of AIDS Progression in HIV-Infected Patients

Guzmán-Fulgencio, María PhD*; Jiménez, José Luis PhD; García-Álvarez, Mónica PhD*; Bellón, José María BSc; Fernández-Rodriguez, Amanda PhD*; Campos, Yolanda PhD§; Rodríguez, Carmen PhD; González-Garcia, Juan MD, PhD; Riera, Melchor MD, PhD#; Viciana, Pompeyo MD, PhD**; Muñoz-Fernández, MÁngeles PhD††,‡‡,§§ª; Resino, Salvador PhD*

JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: June 1st, 2013 - Volume 63 - Issue 2 - p 178–183
doi: 10.1097/QAI.0b013e3182893f74
Brief Report: Basic and Translational Science

Abstract: We performed a cross-sectional study in 469 HIV-infected patients, whose mitochondrial haplogroups were genotyped to study their association with the clinical pattern of AIDS progression. The chance of not having an AIDS progression was 1.45 [95% of confidence interval (CI) = 1.02 to 2.05, P = 0.035) times greater in patients with cluster HV and 1.51 (95% CI = 1.06 to 2.18, P = 0.021) times greater in patients with haplogroup H. However, we only found significant values for haplogroup H (odds ratio = 1.52, 95% CI = 1.01 to 2.32, P = 0.049) in an ordinal logistic regression adjusted by gender, age at HIV infection, intravenous drug users, and hepatitis C virus infection. These data suggest that mitochondrial haplogroups might play a significant role in AIDS progression.

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*Unidad de Coinfección HIV/Hepatitis, Centro Nacional de Microbiología, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain;

Plataforma de Laboratorio, and the

Fundación para la Investigación Biomédica, Hospital General Universitario “Gregorio Marañón,” Madrid, Spain;

§Unidad de Patología Mitocondrial, Centro Nacional de Microbiología, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain;

Centro Sanitario Sandoval, Madrid, Spain;

Servicio de Medicina Interna, Hospital Universitario “La Paz,” Madrid, Spain;

#Servicio de Medicina Interna-Infecciosas, Hospital Universitario “Son Espases,” Palma de Mallorca, Spain;

**Servicio de Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital Virgen del Rocío, Seville, Spain;

††Laboratorio de Inmuno-biología Molecular, Hospital General Universitario “Gregorio Marañón,” Madrid, Spain;

‡‡Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red en Bioingeniería, Biomateriales y Nanomedicina (CIBER-BBN), Madrid, Spain; and

§§Unidad de Retrovirlogía Humana, HGUGM-CSIC, Madrid, Spain.

Correspondence to: Salvador Resino, PhD, Unidad de Coinfección HIV/Hepatitis, Centro Nacional de Microbiología, Instituto de Salud Carlos III (Campus Majadahonda), Carretera Majadahonda-Pozuelo, Km 2.2, 28220 Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain (e-mail:

Supported by grants from the “Instituto de Salud Carlos III” (PI08/0738 and PI11/00245 to S.R., PI09/2341 to Y.C., RD09/0076/00103 and RD06-0006-0035 to M.A.M.-F., and PI11-00888 to J.L.J.), “Fundación para la Investigación y la Prevención del Sida en España” (240800/09 and 300509 to M.A.M.-F.), Fundación Alicia Koplowitz (2008 to Y.C.), Fundación Caja Navarra, Comunidad de Madrid (S-SAL-0159-2006 to M.A.M.-F. and S-2010/BMD2351 to J.L.J.), “Programa de Investigacion de la Consejeria de Sanidad de la Comunidad de Madrid” to J. L. Jiménez, “Instituto de Salud Carlos III” (UIPY-1377/08, CM09/00031, CM08/00101, and CM10/00105, respectively, A.F.-R., M.G.-F., M.G.-A., and M.A.J.S.).

The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

C.R., J.G-G., and M.R.: on behalf of CoRIS and the HIV Biobank integrated in the RIS. P.V.: on behalf of LTNPs Cohort integrated in the RIS.

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Received November 09, 2012

Accepted January 22, 2013

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