Published in Vaccine Weekly, May 25th, 2005
Study 1: HIV-1 catalytic core domain residues are important for HIV-1 replication and integration.
According to a study from the United States, "The catalytic core domain (CCD) of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) integrase (IN) harbors the enzyme active site and binds viral and chromosomal DNA during integration.
"Thirty-five CCD mutant viruses were constructed, paying particular attention to conserved residues in the Phe(139)-Gln(146) flexible loop and abutting Ser(147)-Val(165) amphipathic alpha helix that were implicated...
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