Cellular Immunotherapy and Drug Screening for Viral Infectious Diseases

Cellular immunotherapy and drug screening are promising approaches to tackle viral infectious diseases, which can cause significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. Viral infections such as HIV, hepatitis, influenza, and COVID-19 have been major health threats and have led to the development of various treatment options such as antivirals, immunoglobulins, and vaccines.

However, some viruses have shown resistance to these treatments or have evaded the immune response of patients, leading to persistent infection and disease progression. Cellular immunotherapy involves the use of immune cells such as natural killer cells, T cells and dendritic cells to target and eliminate infected cells in the body. This approach has shown promising results in the treatment of some viral infections, especially in patients with compromised immune systems.

For example, chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy has been used to treat patients with refractory HIV infection, and mesenchymal stem cells have been shown to have immunomodulatory effects in patients with severe COVID-19. On the other hand, drug screening involves the identification and testing of small molecule compounds that can inhibit viral replication or enhance antiviral immune responses.

High-throughput screening approaches have been used to identify potential candidates that can block specific steps in the viral life cycle, such as entry, replication, and assembly. Some of these compounds have shown promising results in preclinical studies and are currently being evaluated in clinical trials.

In conclusion, cellular immunotherapy and drug screening are complementary approaches for the development of effective therapies against viral infectious diseases. These approaches can be used alone or in combination with existing treatments to overcome the challenges posed by viral infections and improve patients outcomes. Ongoing research in this area is critical to developing new and innovative therapies to combat viral infectious diseases.


Laura Zukerman

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