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Tricky protein may help HIV vaccine development

Duke scientists have taken aim at what may be the Achilles’ heel of the HIV virus. Combining expertise in biochemistry, immunology and advanced computation, researchers at Duke University have determined the structure of a key part of the HIV envelope protein, the gp41 membrane proximal external region, which previously eluded complete, functional description. The research will help focus HIV vaccine development efforts.

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

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