Montagnier, Luc


1930– French‐born virologist who shared in the discovery of HIV‐1 in 1983.

Keywords: Virus; immunology; HIV‐1; AIDS

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Luc Montagnier.


Further Reading

Barre‐Sinoussi F, Chermann JC, Rey F et al. (1983) Isolation of a T‐lymphotropic retrovirus from a patient at risk for acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Science 220(4599): 868–871.

Klatzmann D, Champagne E, Chamaret S et al. (1984) T‐lymphocyte T4 molecule behaves as the receptor for human retrovirus IAV. Nature 312: 767–768.

Montagnier L, Gruest J, Chamaret S et al. (1984) Adaptation of lymphadenopathy‐associated virus (LAV) to application in EBV‐transformed B lymphoblastoid cell lines. Science 225: 63–66.

Montagnier L (1996) Environmental pathogenesis of human retroviruses. AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses 12: 357–359.

Bendjennat M, Blanchard A, Loutfi M, Montagnier L and Bahraoui E (1999) Role of Mycoplasma penetransendonuclease p40 as a potential pathogenic determinant. Infection and Immunity 67: 4456–4462.

Gallo RC and Montagnier L (2003) The discovery of HIV as the cause of AIDS. New England Journal of Medicine 349: 2283–2285.

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Wainberg, Mark A(Jan 2006) Montagnier, Luc. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0003596]