By Gerald Schochetman (auth.), Gerald Schochetman Ph.D., J. Richard George Ph.D. (eds.)
Given the ongoing excessive point of shock between overall healthiness pros and most of the people approximately concerns on the topic of AIDS, this quantity on trying out for AIDS and comparable viruses is intensely well timed. The e-book has been written through specialists within the region of AIDS trying out, a lot of whom are on the facilities for disorder keep an eye on. The ebook contains numerous chapters which examine the various laboratory assessments on hand for detecting the AIDS virus (HIV). It additionally addresses such subject matters as moral issues in AIDS trying out, HIV an infection in youngsters, checking out for different human viruses regarding HIV, defense practices in HIV-testing laboratories, and coping with occupational publicity to HIV. The publication is meant for public overall healthiness officers all for HIV trying out, health center directors and scientific laboratory administrators accountable for constructing HIV trying out courses, and physicians considering trying out for AIDS.
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Within this framework, much remains to be learned about factors that govern the control and extent of infection. The hope is that immunologic or other factors that control or prevent infection can be identified and applied successfully in this, as yet, incurable disease. References 1. Fisher AG, Collalti E, Ratner L, Gallo RC, Wong-Stahl F. A molecular cloneofHTLV-IIIwith biological activity. Nature (London) 1985;316:262-265. 2. Levy JA, Cheng-Meyer C, Dina D, Luciw PA. AIDS retrovirus (ARV-2) clone replicates in transfected human and animal fibroblasts.
During the synthesis of the Pr55gag polyprotein, the fatty acid myristate is attached to the amino terminal end (p17) of the precursor protein. Myristoylation of Pr55gag appears to be required for production of infectious virions. 13 The p9 protein contains multiple cysteine residues that probably help to form the specific secondary necessary for nucleic acid binding. The function of the proline-rich virion core protein p9 remains unclear. A second polyprotein precursor, the Pr180gag-pol, contains the gag, protease, polymerase, and integrase gene products translated from the same genomic messenger RNA as the gag polyprotein Pr55gag.
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AIDS Testing: Methodology and Management Issues by Gerald Schochetman (auth.), Gerald Schochetman Ph.D., J. Richard George Ph.D. (eds.)