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Wit, Grit and a Supercomputer Yield Chemical Structure of HIV Capsid


May 29, 2013

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Researchers report that they have determined the precise chemical structure of the HIV capsid, a protein shell that protects the virus' genetic material and is a key to its virulence. The capsid has become an attractive target for the development of new antiretroviral drugs. The report appears as the cover article in the journal Nature. Full Story

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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