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March 7, 2007

Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV

Topics: Medicine

Scientists have discovered that cells in the mucosal lining of human genitalia produce a protein called Langerin that "eats up" invading HIV -- possibly keeping the spread of the AIDS more contained than it might otherwise be. And it seems that enhancing the activity of this protein could be a potent new way to curtail the transmission of the virus that causes AIDS

Posted by Richard at March 7, 2007 1:34 AM



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