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Structure Solved By Scripps Scientists Marks Important Milestone In Effort To Develop HIV Vaccine

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August 13, 2001
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Scientists working in The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and at the Glycobiology Institute at Oxford University in the United Kingdom, have elucidated the structure of an antibody that effectively neutralizes human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), reported in the current issue of the journal Science.

Scientists working in The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and at the Glycobiology Institute at Oxford University in the United Kingdom, have elucidated the structure of an antibody that effectively neutralizes human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), reported in the current issue of the journal Science. Designated b12, the antibody has a long finger-like region on its surface that penetrates the surface of the main viral glycoprotein gp120 on the HIV virus and prevents it from causing disease. The authors hope that the structure of this region will provide a basis for the design of effective vaccines against the HIV virus.


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Scripps Research Institute. "Structure Solved By Scripps Scientists Marks Important Milestone In Effort To Develop HIV Vaccine." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 13 August 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/08/010813081505.htm>.
Scripps Research Institute. (2001, August 13). Structure Solved By Scripps Scientists Marks Important Milestone In Effort To Develop HIV Vaccine. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/08/010813081505.htm
Scripps Research Institute. "Structure Solved By Scripps Scientists Marks Important Milestone In Effort To Develop HIV Vaccine." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/08/010813081505.htm (accessed April 19, 2014).

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