The Molecules of HIV

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An article from "The Molecules of HIV" (c) Dan Stowell
The "negative replication factor" ("nef") gene encodes a protein which hangs around in the cytoplasm of the cell, and retards HIV replication. Possibly it does this by modifying cellular proteins that regulate the initiation of transcription - that is, it affects the proteins which tell the cell whether or not to make RNA copies of the DNA code. Facts:
  • nef protein size: 27 kD

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Dan Stowell

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