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Monkey genes offer insight for HIV treatment

发布时间:2019-03-02 09:20:02来源:未知点击:

By Michael Le Page CHANGING just a single “letter” in one human gene makes cells resistant to HIV. The discovery might just lead to new ways to treat AIDS. Rhesus monkeys are resistant to HIV infection, and last year a team in Boston showed that this resistance depends a gene called Trim5alpha. The exact mechanism is not understood, but Trim5alpha is thought to code for a protein that attacks several kinds of retroviruses, including HIV, after they enter a cell,