Discovery > Scientists get inside look at how virus grooms its assault team
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 1:17 pm (Updated: April 2, 2:36 pm)
A new study by Los Alamos National Laboratory and University of Pennsylvania scientists defines previously unknown properties of transmitted HIV-1, the virus that causes AIDS. The viruses that successfully pass from a chronically infected person to a new individual are both remarkably resistant to a powerful initial human immune-response mechanism, and they are blanketed in a greater amount of envelope protein that helps them access and enter host cells.
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