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HIV-1's 'Hijacking Mechanism' Pinpointed

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posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 02:18 AM
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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 infectious," he explained.

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posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 05:21 AM
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Thanks for that, star and flag... good read.

This will definetally help in the research and help with medical break-throughs
awesome!



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