June 30, 2003

One step closer to an HIV mouse model

Mice succumb to HIV at last. A group at UCSF have been able to make murine cells replicate HIV. Quote from the news brief: Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco added a human protein called hp32 to mouse cells to help HIV properly assemble its genome into viral particles. The team is now creating whole mice with the hp32 gene, and looking for other factors that enhance viral infection.

Posted by johnvu at June 30, 2003 12:29 PM
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