Published in AIDS Weekly, April 21st, 2003
Scientists in the United Arab Emirates "used systematic deletion analysis of the 5' untranslated region (UTR) of the feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) genome, both in the presence and absence of various amounts of gag, to define the cis-acting sequences responsible for efficient RNA packaging."
The results "revealed that the primary FIV packaging signal consists of two essential core elements located within the first 90-120 bp of the 5'UTR and the first 90 bp of the gag gene," according to M. T. Browning and coauthors at United Arab...
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