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By Max Essex, Souleymane Mboup, Phyllis J. Kanki, Richard G. Marlink, Sheila D. Tlou

ISBN-10: 0306466996

ISBN-13: 9780306466991

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This finished reference ebook addresses the original demanding situations dealing with many African international locations as negative infrastructure and economics proceed to impede entry to complex remedies and AIDS care education. It takes into consideration the context of settings with constrained assets. info on how you can most sensible make the most of current assets and prioritize scaling-up of infrastructure is a severe element of this ebook for these operating in HIV/AIDS-related fields in Africa.

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It is interesting to note that recent studies of HIV-1 subtype C suggest that this subtype displays a preferential use of CCR5 (121), maintains a higher viral load compared with cocirculating subtypes (128), and exhibits an apparent increase in TNF responsiveness (36,124,129); a comparative structure analysis is shown in Figure 5. However, because African individuals appear to have increased activation markers compared to European individuals (130), the predominant use of CCR5 in vivo is likely complicated by an immune-activated upregulation of CCR5 on cell surfaces that creates more target cells for infection, not solely by any intrinsic property of the virus.

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ASSEMBLY AND PROCESSING OF VIRAL PROTEINS HIV-1 Replication The HIV-1 life cycle can be viewed as a regulated sequential process that requires both viral and cellular proteins (Figure 4). The infection process can be viewed as beginning when SU envelope (Env) glycoprotein binds to the CD4 molecule on host cells and interacts with coreceptor. Following receptor binding, a THE MOLECULAR VIROLOGY OF HIV-1 fusion event, mediated by the gp41 TM protein, occurs between the viral and cellular lipid bilayer and results in the release of the viral core into the cytoplasm.

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