The Molecules of HIV

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An article from "The Molecules of HIV" (c) Dan Stowell
gag is one of the three "main" genes found in all retroviruses (along with env and pol). It contains around 1500 nucleotides, and encodes four separate proteins which form the building blocks for the viral core:

The most significant role of the gag gene is therefore to encode important proteins which will make up the viral core.

(If protein names like "p17" seem weird, have a read of the page about protein naming.)

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Dan Stowell

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