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Team Describes Molecular Detail of HIV's Inner Coat, Pointing the Way to New Therapies
May 29, 2013
A team led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has described for the first time, the 4-million-atom structure of HIV's capsid, or protein shell. The findings, reported today in Nature, could lead to new ways of fending off an often-changing virus that has been very hard to conquer.
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
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