Meaning and function of tat gene

kuiken at kuiken at
Mon Sep 25 06:22:56 EST 1995

There are more recent, and more easily accessible, texts about tat. 
A starting point could be 

Subbramanian RA and Cohen EA. Molecular biology of the 
human immunodeficiency virus type 1 accessory proteins. 
J.Virol. 1994; 6831: 6835 
Good luck.


"A.J.Cann" <nna at> writes:
>fcourch at wrote:
>>tat is the name of a gene of HIV (and some other lentiviruses). 
>>Could anybody here tell me what tat means?
>Trans-Activator of Transcription
>>And what is the supposed function of tat?
>>(PS: do you have any reference?)
>Cann AJ, Karn J: 'Molecular biology of HIV 1989: New insights into the 
>virus life-cycle'.   AIDS 89, 3, S19-33, 1990.
>or even, dare I say:
>Cann A.J:	'Principles of Molecular Virology' Academic Press, 1993.
>Dr Alan J. Cann  PhD,   Department of Microbiology & Immunology,
>University of Leicester,  P.O. Box 138,  Medical Sciences Building,
>University Road, Leicester LE1 9HN,  UK.
>Email: nna at

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