Published in AIDS Weekly, May 17th, 2004
"The interaction between the arginine-rich motif (ARM) of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) Tat protein and TAR RNA is essential for Tat activation and viral replication," virologists in the United States explained.
"Two related lentiviruses, bovine immunodeficiency virus (BIV) and Jembrana disease virus (JDV), also require Tat ARM-TAR interactions to mediate activation, but the viruses have evolved different RNA-binding strategies," noted B. Xie and colleagues at the University of California-San Francisco. "Interestingly, the JDV ARM can act as a...
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