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    Life of an AIDS virus (with labels)
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    Life of an AIDS virus (with labels)


    HIV is a retrovirus, a type of virus that carries its genetic material not as DNA but as RNA. Long before anyone had heard of HIV, researchers in labs all over the world studied retroviruses, tracing out their life cycle and identifying the key proteins the viruses use to infect cells. When HIV was identified as a retrovirus, these studies gave AIDS researchers an immediate jump-start. The previously identified viral proteins became initial drug targets. See images 2513 and 2515 for other versions of this illustration. Featured in The Structures of Life.
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    Internal NoteIllustration courtesy of Louis E. Henderson, Senior Scientist (emeritus, retired) AIDS Vaccine Program, National Cancer Institute (Frederick, MD)
    SourceCrabtree + Company
    Date2008-10-10 00:00:00
    Credit LineLouis E. Henderson, National Cancer Institute
    Record TypeIllustration
    Topic Area(s);#Genes;#Molecular Structures;#
    Previous UsesThe Structures of Life pages 36-37 Life

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