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Scientists find mutant protein blocks HIV infection and transmission

last modified Dec 11, 2013 01:17 PM

A mutant of an immune cell protein called ADAP (adhesion and degranulation-promoting adaptor protein) is able to block infection by HIV-1, new University of Cambridge research reveals. The researchers, who were funded by the Wellcome Trust, believe that their discovery will lead to new ways of combating HIV.

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