MJ McElrath, L Ballweber, A Terker, A Kreger, P Sakchalathorn, B Robinson, M Fialkow, G Lentz, F Hladik. Ex vivo comparison of microbicide efficacies for preventing HIV-1 genomic integration in intraepithelial vaginal cells. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 2010;54:763-72.
J Zhu, F Hladik, A Woodward, A Klock, T Peng, C Johnston, M Remington, A Magaret, DM Koelle, A Wald, L Corey. Persistence of HIV-1 receptor-positive cells after HSV-2 reactivation is a potential mechanism for increased HIV-1 acquisition. Nature Med 2009;15:886-93.
B Doehle, F Hladik, J McNevin, MJ McElrath, M Gale. HIV antagonizes innate antiviral signaling pathways by targeting Interferon Regulatory Factor-3. Jour of Virol 2009;83:10395-405.
F Haldik, MJ McElrath. Setting the stage—HIV host invasion. Nature Reviews Immunol 2008;8:447-457.
F Hladik, P Sakchalathorn, L Ballweber, G Lentz, M Fialkow, D Eschenbach, MJ McElrath. Initial events in establishing vaginal HIV-1 entry and infection. Immunity 2007;26:257-70 and cover image.
J Zhu, DM Koelle, J Cao, J Vazquez, M Li Huang, F Hladik, A Wald, L Corey. Virus-specific CD8+ T cells accumulate near sensory nerve endings in genital skin during subclinical HSV-2 reactivation. Jour of Experimental Med Mar 19, 2007;204:595-603.
F Hladik, H Liu, E Speelmon, D Livingston-Rosanoff, S Wilson, E Sakchalathorn, Y Hwangbo, B Greene, T Zhu, MJ McElrath. Combined effect of CCR5r32 heterozygosity and CCR5 promoter polymorphism A-2459G on CCR5 expression and resistance to sexual HIV-1 transmission. Jour of Virol 2005;79:11677-11684.
F Hladik, A Desbien, J Lang, L Wang, Y Ding, S Holte, A Wilson, J Xu, M Moerbe, S Schmechel, MJ McElrath. Most highly exposed seronegative men lack HIV-1-specific, IFN-ϒ-secreting T cells. Jour of Immunol 2003;171:2671-2683.
F Hladik, S Bender, RE Akridge, YX Hu, C Galloway, D Francis, MJ McElrath. Recombinant HIV-1 glycoprotein 120 induces distinct types of delayed hypersensitivity in persons with or without pre-existing immunologic memory. Jour of Immunol 2001;166:3580-3588.
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See at http://www.cell.com/Cell_Picture_Show-immunology how Langerhans cells in the human vagina may serve as Trojan horses to help HIV spread beyond the initial portal of entry.