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HIV Gets By With a Lot of Help From Human Host

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Science  11 Jan 2008:
Vol. 319, Issue 5860, pp. 143-144
DOI: 10.1126/science.319.5860.143

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According to a startling paper published online (www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/1152725) by Science this week, HIV relies on 273 human proteins to do its dirty work. The findings spotlight intriguing, novel drug targets.