Block gp120 on CD4 instead of attacking HIV?
Oct 11, 2003
Hi, I'm not an expert in virology, and I have a VERY limited understanding of the HIV infection mechanism; I was wondering however why we try and attack the HI Virus. Why not rather the CD4 receptors to the gp120 protein on the virus instead (if it is possible). If that could be done then the HI Virus would have no effect because it cannot fuse with cells to replicate. Maybe I'm sounding silly to the experts, but I'm curious to know if this is possible or not?
Response from Dr. Holodniy
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