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NIH-created toxin can kill HIV-infected cells that persist despite treatment

A team including University of North Carolina and NIH scientists has demonstrated in a mouse model that an HIV-specific poison can kill cells in which the virus is actively reproducing despite antiretroviral therapy. According to the researchers, such a targeted poison could complement antiretroviral therapy, which dramatically reduces the replication of HIV in infected cells but does not eliminate them.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-01/nio…

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