Published in AIDS Weekly, September 2nd, 2002
What's more, the discovery, said virologist Roger J. Pomerantz, MD, "could start a new genre of AIDS drugs."
Researchers found that a gene called CEM15 is a natural inhibitor of HIV, acting as a brake on HIV's development. They showed that biologically tying up a protein called Vif, or Virion infectivity factor, allows CEM15 to stop the virus from replicating.
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