Published in AIDS Weekly, May 10th, 1999
Combined inhibition of HIV-1 reverse transcriptase and protease has significantly improved the treatment of AIDS. Nevertheless, resistance to these drugs occurs rapidly because of viral mutations, emphasizing the importance of identifying novel retroviral targets to develop new drug combinations.
The critical role played by the nucleocapsid protein NCp7 of HIV-1 at different steps of the retrovirus life cycle makes it an attractive target for the development of new antiviral agents. NCp7 contains two...
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