Published in Blood Weekly, December 28th, 2000
In a paper accepted for publication in the January 1, 2001, issue of the Federation of the American Societies of Experimental Biology Journal (FASEB), the researchers describe various ways in which alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT), a naturally-occurring protein in blood, prevents HIV from reproducing and from being spread to healthy cells. The AAT used in these investigations was purified from the blood of healthy volunteers who donated blood for research to the American Red Cross.
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