Molecular espionage shows a single HIV enzyme's many tasks

Wednesday, May 7, 2008 - 12:35 in Biology & Nature

Using ingenious molecular espionage, scientists have found how a single key enzyme, seemingly the Swiss army knife in HIV's toolbox, differentiates and dynamically binds both DNA and RNA as part of the virus' fierce attack on host cells. The work is described this week in the journal Nature.

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