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February 27, 2005

HIV Protein's Protean Prowess Revealed

Topics: Health Issues

HIV is a consummate trickster. Availed of a human body, it can thrive for years on end, foiling the immune system's attempts to squelch it. All the while, it continues to infect host cells. Scientists have recognized for some time that a single protein on the virus's outer membrane known as gp120 is responsible for much of this chicanery. New research is yielding fresh insights into how the protein operates.>/p>

Posted by Hyscience at February 27, 2005 12:50 AM

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