HELP APPRECIATED: HIV info
btf at t10.lanl.gov
Wed Sep 11 13:36:24 EST 1996
Richard Edward Harang wrote:
> I am currently doing a project for my biology
> class and require
> some information which I have not been able to find
> at the library here.
> Could someone please be kind enough to help me with
> these questions or
> tell me where I can look?
> 1) What is the name of the site on the T4
> cell that the HIV retrovirus attacks?
The HIV is believed to bind to a cell-surface
protein known as the CD4 receptor. There are recent
publications studying additional proteins besides the
CD4 receptor that are needed for virus entry into the cell.
> 2) Where can I find information about the various
> mutations/recognized strains of the retrovirus?
Myers,G. et al.
Human Retroviruses and AIDS (1995): A Compilation
and Analysis of Nucleic Acid and Amino Acid
Theoretical Biology Biophysics Group, Los
Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545
Topiary Pruning of the HIV and SIV Phylogenetic
AIDS Res. Human Retroviruses 11(11): 1417-1419 (1995)
Li,W.H. et al.
Rates and Dates of Divergence Between AIDS Virus
Mol. Biol. Evol. 5: 313-330 (1988)
> 3) Where can I find public information
> (statistical etc.) about
> those individuals who have tested positive but have
> not yet acquired sympotoms?
Try the Centers for Disease Control.
> Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
> -Richard Harang <rharang at wpi.edu>
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