Published in Blood Weekly, September 9th, 2004
According to recent research from France, "During zidovudine and stavudine treatment, HIV-1 selects several mutations (thymidine-associated mutations, TAMs) in the reverse transcriptase gene that confer high- and moderate-levels of resistance, respectively, to these nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs)."
"The mechanism of the resistance provided by these mutations has long remained elusive. However, recent data showed that ATP-phosphorolysis, a reaction analogous to pyrophosphorolysis (the reverse of the nucleotide incorporation reaction) in which...
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