The Molecules of HIV

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3DHIV
You may find it useful to view an interactive 3D model of the HIV virus. To launch the viewer, make sure you have Java installed on your computer and
About the author
Dan Stowell graduated from Cambridge University in 2000, with a first-class Bachelor's degree in Natural Sciences (specialising in the History and Phi
cytokines
Cytokines are signalling proteins, released from cells into the surroundings, which serve a regulatory function. They aren't only used in the immune s
Dementia
HIV can lead to dementia in AIDS patients - although it doesn't always do so. How does it do this? The process isn't fully understood yet, but it s
HIV can activate a cancer-causing gene
The HIV virus inserts its genes into the host cell's genome, essentially at an arbitrary position along the genome. (That is: the virus doesn't take s
kiloDalton
One kiloDalton (kD) is equal to approximately the weight of one thousand hydrogen atoms, and is equivalent to 1.66 x 10-21 grams. We use this unit to
The Molecules of HIV - A Hypertextbook
This hypertext looks at HIV from a molecular point of view, using an indexed set of entries. Start from one of the starting points given just below, o

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