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Molecular Traffic Signal Could Be New HIV Drug Target

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December 9, 1999
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A single HIV protein acts as a molecular traffic signal to regulate crucial steps in the virus' life cycle, a new study has found. The discovery of these previously unrecognized stop-and-go functions provides new targets for creating molecular gridlock and halting virus growth.

A single HIV protein acts as a molecular traffic signal to regulate crucial steps in the virus' life cycle, a new study has found. The discovery of these previously unrecognized stop-and-go functions provides new targets for creating molecular gridlock and halting virus growth. A research team led by Michael R. Green, M.D., Ph.D., and Mario Stevenson, Ph.D., of the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, reports the findings in the Dec. 9, 1999 issue of Nature.


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