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Novel Protein Delivers HIV to Target Cells

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Science  03 Mar 2000:
Vol. 287, Issue 5458, pp. 1567
DOI: 10.1126/science.287.5458.1567a

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Tumor immunologists have joined with AIDS researchers to uncover intriguing evidence that a little-understood protein may play a key role in HIV infection, enabling the virus to sneak behind the body's defenses. In addition to elucidating the mechanism of sexual transmission of AIDS, these findings may open new possibilities for AIDS vaccines. The work is described in two papers in the 3 March issue of Cell.