Prions and HIV

Howard R. Olson hrolson at nexus.chapman.edu
Mon Apr 8 18:49:32 EST 1996


             Has anyone heard about the common sequence of HIV and the
Hamster Scrapie Prion's reverse transcriptase. I believe there was an
article about it in NATURE in a September 1986 issue. Since the hamster
is largely a lab animal, virtually extinct in nature, it raises questions
about the origin of HIV.....




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