Minnesota: University Shares $10 Million in Pursuit of New Weapon Against HIV
April 26, 2011
University of Minnesota researchers will receive half of a $10 million National Institutes of Health grant to study innate antiviral proteins that, if boosted, may prevent HIV from replicating in human cells.
"Everyone has [these proteins], and several have the capacity to destroy HIV," explained Rueben Harris, an associate professor of biochemistry, molecular biology, and biophysics. "The problem is that HIV and other viruses that are susceptible to [these proteins] have figured out ways to neutralize our innate immune responses."
St. Paul Pioneer Press
04.18.2011; Christopher Snowbeck
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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