Basic science summary
Program in Molecular Medicine
Animals; Cytidine Deaminase; Gene Products, nef; HIV Infections; Humans; Lentivirus; Primates; Retroviridae Infections; Reverse Transcription; Virus Replication
Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences
The 16th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections featured a strong and balanced program that showcased exciting research into cellular restrictions that defend the cell against viral infection as well as cellular cofactors that regulate central steps in viral replication. Immunopathogenesis presentations continued to reveal some surprises such as evidence for pathogenicity in natural simian immunodeficiency virus infection. The identification of novel cellular restrictions and cellular cofactors of viral replication indicate the possibility of numerous opportunities for the development of novel therapeutic agents for the treatment of HIV and AIDS.
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Citation: Top HIV Med. 2009 Apr-May;17(2):30-4.
Topics in HIV medicine : a publication of the International AIDS Society, USA
Stevenson, Mario, "Basic science summary" (2009). Open Access Articles. 2216.