Published in Blood Weekly, August 18th, 2005
"Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) is unlikely to affect reservoirs of HIV in latently infected cells. Anti-gene compounds, such as peptide nucleic acids (PNAs), which block transcriptional activity via sequence-specific invasion of double-stranded DNA may be an effective strategy to target cells harboring proviral HIV DNA," scientists in Italy report.
"Here we show that a PNA oligomer (PNA(HIV)), 15 bases in length, linked to a nuclear localization signal (NLS), substantially suppressed HIV-1 replication in chronically infected lymphocytes and...
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