Category Archives: wild-type HIV-1 virus

New ‘can-opener’ molecule forces HIV virus open to expose vulnerable regions for antibodies to kill.


The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is often likened to a hermetically sealed tin can no one has yet been able to break open.  Now, researchers at the University of Montreal have identified a way to use a ‘can- opener’ to force the virus to open up and expose its vulnerable parts, allowing the immune system cells to then kill the

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