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Zaza Mtine Ndhlovu, Ph.D.


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  1. R01AI145305 (NDHLOVU, ZAZA MTINE) Feb 7, 2019 - Jan 31, 2024
    Epigenetic Control of CD8 T-Cell Differentiation in Human Lymph Nodes
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Nkosi T, Chasara C, Papadopoulos AO, Nguni TL, Karim F, Moosa MS, Gazy I, Jambo K, Hanekom W, Sigal A, Ndhlovu ZM. Unsuppressed HIV infection impairs T cell responses to SARS-CoV-2 infection and abrogates T cell cross-recognition. Elife. 2022 07 26; 11. PMID: 35880744; PMCID: PMC9355563.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  2. Baiyegunhi OO, Mann J, Khaba T, Nkosi T, Mbatha A, Ogunshola F, Chasara C, Ismail N, Ngubane T, Jajbhay I, Pansegrouw J, Dong KL, Walker BD, Ndung'u T, Ndhlovu ZM. CD8 lymphocytes mitigate HIV-1 persistence in lymph node follicular helper T cells during hyperacute-treated infection. Nat Commun. 2022 07 12; 13(1):4041. PMID: 35831418; PMCID: PMC9279299.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  3. Mahlobo B, Laher F, Smidt W, Ogunshola F, Khaba T, Nkosi T, Mbatha A, Ngubane T, Dong K, Jajbhay I, Pansegrouw J, Ndhlovu ZM. The impact of HIV infection on the frequencies, function, spatial localization and heterogeneity of T follicular regulatory cells (TFRs) within human lymph nodes. BMC Immunol. 2022 07 01; 23(1):34. PMID: 35778692; PMCID: PMC9250173.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  4. Ogunshola FJ, Smidt W, Naidoo AF, Nkosi T, Ngubane T, Khaba T, Baiyegunhi OO, Mahlobo B, Rasehlo S, Ngema N, Jajbhay I, Dong KL, Ramsuran V, Pansegrouw J, Ndung'u T, Walker BD, Oliveria T, Ndhlovu ZM. Hypermethylation at the CXCR5 gene locus limits trafficking potential of CD8+ T cells into B-cell follicles during HIV-1 infection. Blood Adv. 2022 03 22; 6(6):1904-1916. PMID: 34991160; PMCID: PMC8941472.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  5. Riou C, Keeton R, Moyo-Gwete T, Hermanus T, Kgagudi P, Baguma R, Valley-Omar Z, Smith M, Tegally H, Doolabh D, Iranzadeh A, Tyers L, Mutavhatsindi H, Tincho MB, Benede N, Marais G, Chinhoyi LR, Mennen M, Skelem S, du Bruyn E, Stek C, de Oliveira T, Williamson C, Moore PL, Wilkinson RJ, Ntusi NAB, Burgers WA. Escape from recognition of SARS-CoV-2 variant spike epitopes but overall preservation of T cell immunity. Sci Transl Med. 2022 Feb 09; 14(631):eabj6824. PMID: 34931886; PMCID: PMC9434381.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  6. Mvaya L, Khaba T, Lakudzala AE, Nkosi T, Jambo N, Kadwala I, Kankwatira A, Patel PD, Gordon MA, Nyirenda TS, Jambo KC, Ndhlovu ZM. Differential localization and limited cytotoxic potential of duodenal CD8+ T cells. JCI Insight. 2022 02 08; 7(3). PMID: 35132966; PMCID: PMC8855799.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  7. Papadopoulos AO, Ndhlovu ZM. Editing naive CD4+ T cells. Nat Methods. 2022 01; 19(1):36-37. PMID: 34949808.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Cells
  8. Ng'uni T, Chasara C, Ndhlovu ZM. Major Scientific Hurdles in HIV Vaccine Development: Historical Perspective and Future Directions. Front Immunol. 2020; 11:590780. PMID: 33193428.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  9. Muema DM, Akilimali NA, Ndumnego OC, Rasehlo SS, Durgiah R, Ojwach DBA, Ismail N, Dong M, Moodley A, Dong KL, Ndhlovu ZM, Mabuka JM, Walker BD, Mann JK, Ndung'u T. Association between the cytokine storm, immune cell dynamics, and viral replicative capacity in hyperacute HIV infection. BMC Med. 2020 03 25; 18(1):81. PMID: 32209092.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Kazer SW, Aicher TP, Muema DM, Carroll SL, Ordovas-Montanes J, Miao VN, Tu AA, Ziegler CGK, Nyquist SK, Wong EB, Ismail N, Dong M, Moodley A, Berger B, Love JC, Dong KL, Leslie A, Ndhlovu ZM, Ndung'u T, Walker BD, Shalek AK. Integrated single-cell analysis of multicellular immune dynamics during hyperacute HIV-1 infection. Nat Med. 2020 04; 26(4):511-518. PMID: 32251406.
    Citations: 33     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  11. Ndhlovu ZM, Kazer SW, Nkosi T, Ogunshola F, Muema DM, Anmole G, Swann SA, Moodley A, Dong K, Reddy T, Brockman MA, Shalek AK, Ndung'u T, Walker BD. Augmentation of HIV-specific T cell function by immediate treatment of hyperacute HIV-1 infection. Sci Transl Med. 2019 05 22; 11(493). PMID: 31118290.
    Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsCTClinical Trials
  12. Ogunshola F, Anmole G, Miller RL, Goering E, Nkosi T, Muema D, Mann J, Ismail N, Chopera D, Ndung'u T, Brockman MA, Ndhlovu ZM. Dual HLA B*42 and B*81-reactive T cell receptors recognize more diverse HIV-1 Gag escape variants. Nat Commun. 2018 11 27; 9(1):5023. PMID: 30479346.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  13. Baiyegunhi O, Ndlovu B, Ogunshola F, Ismail N, Walker BD, Ndung'u T, Ndhlovu ZM. Frequencies of Circulating Th1-Biased T Follicular Helper Cells in Acute HIV-1 Infection Correlate with the Development of HIV-Specific Antibody Responses and Lower Set Point Viral Load. J Virol. 2018 08 01; 92(15). PMID: 29793949.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  14. Dong KL, Moodley A, Kwon DS, Ghebremichael MS, Dong M, Ismail N, Ndhlovu ZM, Mabuka JM, Muema DM, Pretorius K, Lin N, Walker BD, Ndung'u T. Detection and treatment of Fiebig stage I HIV-1 infection in young at-risk women in South Africa: a prospective cohort study. Lancet HIV. 2018 01; 5(1):e35-e44. PMID: 28978417; PMCID: PMC6506720.
    Citations: 38     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  15. Laher F, Ranasinghe S, Porichis F, Mewalal N, Pretorius K, Ismail N, Buus S, Stryhn A, Carrington M, Walker BD, Ndung'u T, Ndhlovu ZM. HIV Controllers Exhibit Enhanced Frequencies of Major Histocompatibility Complex Class II Tetramer+ Gag-Specific CD4+ T Cells in Chronic Clade C HIV-1 Infection. J Virol. 2017 04 01; 91(7). PMID: 28077659; PMCID: PMC5355603.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  16. Flerin NC, Chen H, Glover TD, Lamothe PA, Zheng JH, Fang JW, Ndhlovu ZM, Newell EW, Davis MM, Walker BD, Goldstein H. T-Cell Receptor (TCR) Clonotype-Specific Differences in Inhibitory Activity of HIV-1 Cytotoxic T-Cell Clones Is Not Mediated by TCR Alone. J Virol. 2017 03 15; 91(6). PMID: 28077649; PMCID: PMC5331796.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  17. Koofhethile CK, Ndhlovu ZM, Thobakgale-Tshabalala C, Prado JG, Ismail N, Mncube Z, Mkhize L, van der Stok M, Yende N, Walker BD, Goulder PJR, Ndung'u T. CD8+ T Cell Breadth and Ex Vivo Virus Inhibition Capacity Distinguish between Viremic Controllers with and without Protective HLA Class I Alleles. J Virol. 2016 08 01; 90(15):6818-6831. PMID: 27194762; PMCID: PMC4944274.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  18. Kløverpris HN, Kazer SW, Mjösberg J, Mabuka JM, Wellmann A, Ndhlovu Z, Yadon MC, Nhamoyebonde S, Muenchhoff M, Simoni Y, Andersson F, Kuhn W, Garrett N, Burgers WA, Kamya P, Pretorius K, Dong K, Moodley A, Newell EW, Kasprowicz V, Abdool Karim SS, Goulder P, Shalek AK, Walker BD, Ndung'u T, Leslie A. Innate Lymphoid Cells Are Depleted Irreversibly during Acute HIV-1 Infection in the Absence of Viral Suppression. Immunity. 2016 Feb 16; 44(2):391-405. PMID: 26850658; PMCID: PMC6836297.
    Citations: 79     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  19. Ndhlovu ZM, Kamya P, Mewalal N, Kløverpris HN, Nkosi T, Pretorius K, Laher F, Ogunshola F, Chopera D, Shekhar K, Ghebremichael M, Ismail N, Moodley A, Malik A, Leslie A, Goulder PJ, Buus S, Chakraborty A, Dong K, Ndung'u T, Walker BD. Magnitude and Kinetics of CD8+ T Cell Activation during Hyperacute HIV Infection Impact Viral Set Point. Immunity. 2015 Sep 15; 43(3):591-604. PMID: 26362266.
    Citations: 127     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  20. Ndhlovu ZM, Stampouloglou E, Cesa K, Mavrothalassitis O, Alvino DM, Li JZ, Wilton S, Karel D, Piechocka-Trocha A, Chen H, Pereyra F, Walker BD. The Breadth of Expandable Memory CD8+ T Cells Inversely Correlates with Residual Viral Loads in HIV Elite Controllers. J Virol. 2015 Nov; 89(21):10735-47. PMID: 26269189; PMCID: PMC4621138.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  21. Radebe M, Gounder K, Mokgoro M, Ndhlovu ZM, Mncube Z, Mkhize L, van der Stok M, Jaggernath M, Walker BD, Ndung'u T. Broad and persistent Gag-specific CD8+ T-cell responses are associated with viral control but rarely drive viral escape during primary HIV-1 infection. AIDS. 2015 Jan 02; 29(1):23-33. PMID: 25387316; PMCID: PMC4427042.
    Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  22. Laher F, Ranasinghe S, Porichis F, Davis I, Mavrothalassitis O, Ismail N, Mewalal N, Mahungela S, Walker BD, Ndung'u T, Ndhlovu ZM. Differences in Immunodominant Patterns and HLA-DRB1 Restriction Characteristics in HIV-specific CD4 T-cell Responses between Clade B and C Infection. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2014 Oct; 30 Suppl 1:A177. PMID: 25357496.
  23. Byrne EH, Anahtar M, Doherty K, Olson G, Bowman B, Padavattan N, Ndhlovu Z, Ghebremichael M, Walker B, Ndung'u T, Dong K, Kwon DS. Injectable Contraceptive Use Correlates with Increased HIV Target Cells at the Cervix in Young South African Women. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2014 Oct; 30 Suppl 1:A54-5. PMID: 25357881.
  24. Ndhlovu Z, Kamya P, Mewalal N, Nkosi T, Ismail N, Moodley A, Dong K, Ndung'u T, Walker B. Massive Activation, Expansion and Subsequent Apoptosis of CD8 T-cells in Acute HIV Infection. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2014 Oct; 30 Suppl 1:A74-5. PMID: 25357933.
  25. Youngblood B, Noto A, Porichis F, Akondy RS, Ndhlovu ZM, Austin JW, Bordi R, Procopio FA, Miura T, Allen TM, Sidney J, Sette A, Walker BD, Ahmed R, Boss JM, Sékaly RP, Kaufmann DE. Cutting edge: Prolonged exposure to HIV reinforces a poised epigenetic program for PD-1 expression in virus-specific CD8 T cells. J Immunol. 2013 Jul 15; 191(2):540-4. PMID: 23772031; PMCID: PMC3702641.
    Citations: 89     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  26. Ndhlovu ZM, Chibnik LB, Proudfoot J, Vine S, McMullen A, Cesa K, Porichis F, Jones RB, Alvino DM, Hart MG, Stampouloglou E, Piechocka-Trocha A, Kadie C, Pereyra F, Heckerman D, De Jager PL, Walker BD, Kaufmann DE. High-dimensional immunomonitoring models of HIV-1-specific CD8 T-cell responses accurately identify subjects achieving spontaneous viral control. Blood. 2013 Jan 31; 121(5):801-11. PMID: 23233659; PMCID: PMC3563365.
    Citations: 36     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsCTClinical Trials
  27. Chen H, Ndhlovu ZM, Liu D, Porter LC, Fang JW, Darko S, Brockman MA, Miura T, Brumme ZL, Schneidewind A, Piechocka-Trocha A, Cesa KT, Sela J, Cung TD, Toth I, Pereyra F, Yu XG, Douek DC, Kaufmann DE, Allen TM, Walker BD. TCR clonotypes modulate the protective effect of HLA class I molecules in HIV-1 infection. Nat Immunol. 2012 Jun 10; 13(7):691-700. PMID: 22683743.
    Citations: 133     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  28. Ndhlovu ZM, Proudfoot J, Cesa K, Alvino DM, McMullen A, Vine S, Stampouloglou E, Piechocka-Trocha A, Walker BD, Pereyra F. Elite controllers with low to absent effector CD8+ T cell responses maintain highly functional, broadly directed central memory responses. J Virol. 2012 Jun; 86(12):6959-69. PMID: 22514340.
    Citations: 60     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  29. Ndhlovu ZM, Piechocka-Trocha A, Vine S, McMullen A, Koofhethile KC, Goulder PJ, Ndung'u T, Barouch DH, Walker BD. Mosaic HIV-1 Gag antigens can be processed and presented to human HIV-specific CD8+ T cells. J Immunol. 2011 Jun 15; 186(12):6914-24. PMID: 21576505; PMCID: PMC3129742.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  30. Ndhlovu ZM, Oelke M, Schneck JP, Griffin DE. Dynamic regulation of functionally distinct virus-specific T cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Feb 23; 107(8):3669-74. PMID: 20133680.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  31. Nair N, Moss WJ, Scott S, Mugala N, Ndhlovu ZM, Lilo K, Ryon JJ, Monze M, Quinn TC, Cousens S, Cutts F, Griffin DE. HIV-1 infection in Zambian children impairs the development and avidity maturation of measles virus-specific immunoglobulin G after vaccination and infection. J Infect Dis. 2009 Oct 01; 200(7):1031-8. PMID: 19702505; PMCID: PMC2938771.
    Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  32. Ndhlovu ZM, Angenendt M, Heckel D, Schneck JP, Griffin DE, Oelke M. Development of an artificial-antigen-presenting-cell-based assay for the detection of low-frequency virus-specific CD8(+) T cells in whole blood, with application for measles virus. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2009 Jul; 16(7):1066-73. PMID: 19494085.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  33. Moss WJ, Scott S, Ndhlovu Z, Monze M, Cutts FT, Quinn TC, Griffin DE. Suppression of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 viral load during acute measles. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2009 Jan; 28(1):63-5. PMID: 19057456.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  34. Sutcliffe CG, Scott S, Mugala N, Ndhlovu Z, Monze M, Quinn TC, Cousens S, Griffin DE, Moss WJ. Survival from 9 months of age among HIV-infected and uninfected Zambian children prior to the availability of antiretroviral therapy. Clin Infect Dis. 2008 Sep 15; 47(6):837-44. PMID: 18680417.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  35. Moss WJ, Scott S, Mugala N, Ndhlovu Z, Beeler JA, Audet SA, Ngala M, Mwangala S, Nkonga-Mwangilwa C, Ryon JJ, Monze M, Kasolo F, Quinn TC, Cousens S, Griffin DE, Cutts FT. Immunogenicity of standard-titer measles vaccine in HIV-1-infected and uninfected Zambian children: an observational study. J Infect Dis. 2007 Aug 01; 196(3):347-55. PMID: 17597448.
    Citations: 33     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  36. Ota MO, Ndhlovu Z, Oh S, Piyasirisilp S, Berzofsky JA, Moss WJ, Griffin DE. Hemagglutinin protein is a primary target of the measles virus-specific HLA-A2-restricted CD8+ T cell response during measles and after vaccination. J Infect Dis. 2007 Jun 15; 195(12):1799-807. PMID: 17492596.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  37. Ndhlovu Z, Ryon JJ, Griffin DE, Monze M, Kasolo F, Moss WJ. CD4+ and CD8+ T-lymphocyte subsets in Zambian children. J Trop Pediatr. 2004 04; 50(2):94-7. PMID: 15088798.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  38. Fylkesnes K, Musonda RM, Sichone M, Ndhlovu Z, Tembo F, Monze M. Declining HIV prevalence and risk behaviours in Zambia: evidence from surveillance and population-based surveys. AIDS. 2001 May 04; 15(7):907-16. PMID: 11399963.
    Citations: 47     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  39. Fylkesnes K, Ndhlovu Z, Kasumba K, Mubanga Musonda R, Sichone M. Studying dynamics of the HIV epidemic: population-based data compared with sentinel surveillance in Zambia. AIDS. 1998 Jul 09; 12(10):1227-34. PMID: 9677172.
    Citations: 42     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  40. Fylkesnes K, Musonda RM, Kasumba K, Ndhlovu Z, Mluanda F, Kaetano L, Chipaila CC. The HIV epidemic in Zambia: socio-demographic prevalence patterns and indications of trends among childbearing women. AIDS. 1997 Mar; 11(3):339-45. PMID: 9147426.
    Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
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