Scientists find protein inhibit HIV infection

posted on November 25, 2015

A team of scientists say they found a protein in humans can inhibit HIV infection.

Researchers from Japan's National Institute of Infectious Diseases say a protein called MARCH8 is an effective HIV inhibitor, found in some lymph node cells.

They cultivated HIV viruses using cells with the protein and cells without it.

They say most of the viruses from MARCH8 could not infect other cells.

The scientists found that less infectious viruses have fewer surface protrusions that are needed to pass on an infection.

source by NHK
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