HIV and Reverse Transcriptase

Thomas Tower


There are many steps in the process of retrovirus infection. The virus enters the host’s T cells where it uses the host’s replication machinery to replicate itself. After replication the virus is embedded into the host DNA. The viral DNA holds the information for the components of the virus including the viral RNA, reverse transcriptase, and other proteins essential to viral proliferation. This review looks at inhibiting the transcription process as it pertains to HIV-1

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