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Team Describes Molecular Detail of HIV's Inner Coat, Pointing the Way to New Therapies
May 29, 2013
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.A team led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has described for the first time, the 4-million-atom structure of HIV's capsid, or protein shell. The findings, reported today in Nature, could lead to new ways of fending off an often-changing virus that has been very hard to conquer.Full Story
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
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