Hiv Reverse Transcriptase
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University of British ColumbiaThis is an experimental test done for research purposes only, in which a DNA/RNA hetrodimer is exposed to the test sample in question (plasma or cell extract) to see if it acts to extend the DNA (a task that can only be accomplished by a reverse... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineTHe enzyme is present in all HIV infections and other retroviral infections. We don't normally test for the RT or RT activity directly. A western blot test, will detect antibodies that have developed against the RT part of the virus. A new test... Read more »
Stanford University, School of MedicineReverse transcriptase is an enzyme (or protein) that the HIV virus carries to make a DNA copy of itself once it gets inside a cell. This DNA copy can then get inside the cell nucleus and become incorporated into the human cell DNA. The enzyme takes... Read more »
University of Minnesota, School of MedicineI am not aware of any data that has shown that nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (that are HIV DNA chain terminators not directly involving human DNA) clinically impact human chromosome or telomore length/function. Non-nucleoside RT... Read more »
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PCR RNA @ 28 Days...
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Posted by gpboy, 1 Replyi have given hiv dna pcr test on 9th day after probable exposure.
i am waiting for the results in next two days. can any one say how much i can trust this test results? Read more »
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