Published in AIDS Weekly, December 4th, 2006
Study 1: HIV-1 reverse transcriptase is inhibited by laccase from a medicinal mushroom.
"A protein demonstrating laccase activity and potent inhibitory activity towards human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 reverse transcriptase (IC50 1.2 mc M) was isolated from fresh fruiting bodies of the medicinal mushroom Ganoderma lucidum.
"The laccase had a novel N-terminal sequence and a molecular mass of 75 kDa, which is higher than the range (55-56 kDa) reported for most other mushroom laccases," wrote investigators...
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