posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 02:18 AM
ScienceDaily (June 10, 2009) — 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.
"The RNA genome is critical, because if it doesn't get trafficked to the right place at the plasma membrane, the virus will not be
," he explained.
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[edit on 11-6-2009 by KEMIK]