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Mortalizing HIV - A Novel Method to Help Eradicate HIV

A high HIV mutation rate enables escape from powerful immune responses and anti-retroviral drugs. Reuben Harris of the University of Minnesota in the U.S. will test the hypothesis that HIV requires the human APOBEC3G protein to maintain a high mutation rate necessary for HIV survival. Inhibiting this protein may slow the mutation rate and make the virus more susceptible to immune responses.

More information about Create New Ways to Prevent or Cure HIV Infection (Round 2)

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