New 'Trick' Allows HIV To Overcome A Barrier To Infection

Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 16:35 in Biology & Nature

Researchers have discovered a new 'trick' that allows HIV to overtake resting T cells that are normally highly resistant to HIV infection -- the binding of the virus to the surface of those cells sends a signal that breaks down the cells' internal skeleton, a structure that otherwise may present a significant barrier to infection.

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