Chemokine Inhibition of HIV Infection

  • Jacqueline D. Reeves
  • Graham Simmons
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 138)

Abstract

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a member of the retro virus family, classified under the lentivirus genus. Retroviruses are enveloped RNA viruses, which contain a core of capsid proteins, viral RNA, and enzymes. All infectious retroviral virions contain an enzyme, reverse transcriptase, which catalyzes the formation of a complementary DNA strand from an RNA template. A double-stranded DNA copy of the viral RNA genome (proviral DNA) may then be integrated into and replicated with the host cell genome.

Keywords

Magnesium Codon Penicillin Dimethyl Trypsin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacqueline D. Reeves
    • 1
  • Graham Simmons
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Molecular PathologyWindeyer Institute of Medical Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School University College LondonLondonUK

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