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HIV-1's 'hijacking mechanism-EurekaAlerts

Postby wolfhnd on June 10th, 2009, 10:42 pm 

HIV-1's 'hijacking mechanism' pinpointed by McGill/JGH researchers

Researchers at McGill University and the affiliated Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research at Montreal's Jewish General Hospital – along with colleagues at the University of Manitoba and the University of British Columbia – may have found a chink in the armour of the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1), the microorganism which causes AIDS. They have pinpointed the key cellular machinery co-opted by HIV-1 to hijack the human cell for its own benefit. Their study was published in May in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/ ... 061009.php

http://www.jbc.org/cgi/content/abstract/M808531200v1
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