CCR5-∆32, CCR2-64I, SDF1-3'A, and IFNλ4 rs12979860 and rs8099917 gene polymorphisms in individuals with HIV-1, HIV/HTLV-1, and HIV/HTLV-2 in São Paulo, Brazil


  • Adele Caterino-de-Araujo Instituto Adolfo Lutz, São Paulo, SP, Brasil.
  • Karoline R. Campos Instituto Adolfo Lutz, São Paulo, SP, Brasil.
  • Emylenne C. Cabral-de-Oliveira Instituto Adolfo Lutz, São Paulo, SP, Brasil.
  • Ana Kelly S. Rodrigues Instituto Adolfo Lutz, São Paulo, SP, Brasil.
  • Rafael X. Silva Instituto Adolfo Lutz, São Paulo, SP, Brasil.
  • Bruna V. Azevedo Instituto Adolfo Lutz, São Paulo, SP, Brasil.
  • Rosa M. N. Marcusso Instituto de Infectologia Emilio Ribas, São Paulo, SP, Brasil.



HIV-1, HTLV-1/2, Chemokine, Chemokine receptors, IFNL4, Polymorphisms


Background. Chemokine and chemokine-receptor polymorphisms have been associated with protection against HIV infection and delayed progression to AIDS, whereas polymorphisms in IFNλ4 (formerly IL28B) have been associated with human T-lymphotropic virus 1 (HTLV-1)-associated myelopathy (HAM) development. Evolutionary selection against ancestral genes differs among human populations, resulting in varying risks of acquiring and developing viral diseases. Methods. DNA samples from 434 patients infected with HIV-1 and/or co-infected with HTLV-1/-2, and samples from 74 HIV and HTLV non-infected individuals from São Paulo, Brazil, were divided into five groups: HIV-naïve, n=160; HIV-ART, n=180; HIV/HTLV-1, n=53; HIV/HTLV-2, n=41; and control, n=74. These samples were analyzed for CCR5-∆32 deletion, CCR2-64I, SDF1-3'A, and IFNλ4 rs12979860 and rs8099917 single nucleotide polymorphisms using PCR and PCR-RFLP techniques. These polymorphisms' genotype and allele frequencies were calculated and compared among groups using logistic regression analysis. Results. All polymorphism profiles described in the literature were detected in this study. The wild-type genotype predominated in all genes analyzed except for IFNλ4 rs12979860. Statistical differences in allele frequencies among groups were detected in the CCR5 and CCR2 genes, with a high frequency of ∆32 in HIV-naïve vs. HIV-ART (OR 2.45, P=0.037) and a minus mutant allele A (CCR2-64I) in HIV-naïve vs. HIV/HTLV-1 (OR 1.90, P=0.048), HIV-ART vs. HIV/HTLV-1 (OR 2.62, P=0.003), and HIV/ART vs. HIV/HTLV-2 (OR 2.42, P=0.016). Conclusions. The polymorphism profiles detected in the study groups corroborate the profiles described in racial admixed populations. High CCR2-64I mutant allele frequencies were detected in HIV/HTLV-1/-2 co-infected individuals, and CCR5-∆32 showed predictive value for ART initiation.


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Caterino-de-Araujo, A., Campos, K. R., Cabral-de-Oliveira, E. C., Rodrigues, A. K. S., Silva, R. X., Azevedo, B. V., & Marcusso, R. M. N. (2023). CCR5-∆32, CCR2-64I, SDF1-3’A, and IFNλ4 rs12979860 and rs8099917 gene polymorphisms in individuals with HIV-1, HIV/HTLV-1, and HIV/HTLV-2 in São Paulo, Brazil. Microbes, Infection and Chemotherapy, 3, e1855.