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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) â€“ which causes AIDS â€“ invades human immune cells and causes them to produce new copies of the virus, which can then infect new cells.
Although untreated HIV infection eventually results in immunodeficiency (AIDS), a small group of people infected with the virus, called elite suppressors (0.5 percent of all HIV-infected individuals), are naturally able to control infection in the absence of antiretroviral therapy, or HAART.
Gene transcription is central to cell function, as it converts the information stored in the DNA into RNA molecules of defined sequence, which then program protein synthesis.
Retroviruses are viruses made up of RNA genetic material. Endogenous retroviruses (ERV) are those sequences derived from retroviral infections introduced into the germinal line cells that, being incorporated in the genome, are transmitted from generation to generation.
Understanding the evolution of life-threatening viruses like influenza, Ebola and dengue fever, could help us to minimize their impact.
Biologists from The University of Texas at Arlington have uncovered virus fragments from the same family of the modern Hepatitis B virus locked inside the genomes of songbirds such as the modern-day zebra finch.
TUCSON, Ariz., Sept.
Over millions of years, retroviruses, which insert their genetic material into the host genome as part of their replication, have left behind bits of their genetic material in vertebrate genomes.
Some viruses insert themselves into the host's DNA during infection in a process called retroviral integration, causing several diseases, including AIDS and cancer.
PLEASANTON, Calif., June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Roche Molecular Diagnostics (SIX: RO, ROG: OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved its new dual-PCR target HIV-1 viral load test to quantify the amount of virus in a patient's blood.