HIV nuclear import: What's the flap?

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Elucidation of the mechanisms behind nuclear translocation of viral nucleic acids will lead to improvements in the design of anti-retroviral drugs and gene therapy vectors that are able to transduce non-dividing cells. A recent study has identified a triple stranded HIV cDNA intermediate of reverse transcription, or a 'central DNA flap,' as a component of HIV nuclear import.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)626-628
Number of pages3
JournalNature medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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