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Novel HIV Therapeutic Approach: Targeting APOBEC-3G(A3G):RNA Complexes
Brief Description:APOBEC-3G (A3G) is a cytidine deaminase enzyme that interferes with the replication of HIV and other retroviruses by mutating viral nucleic acids, thus playing an important role in innate anti-viral immunity. Viral infectivity factor (Vif) is a protein found in HIV and other retroviruses which disrupts the antiviral activity of the...
Published: 4/29/2019   |   Inventor(s): Harold Smith, Kimberly Prohaska, William McDougall
Keywords(s): AIDS, Antiviral, HIV, Infectious Disease, Therapy, Viral disease
Category(s): Therapeutic
Methods for Production of a Solution Assay and High-Throughput Screen to Probe the Interaction Between the Human Cullin-RING Ligase Complex and the HIV-1 Protein on a Muti-Milligram Scale
Brief Description:HIV-1 infection leads to the expression of the viral Vif protein which is essential to evade the host’s own A3G and A3F defense factors. Vif works in concert with the cell’s own ubiquitin ligase machinery to promote degradation of A3G and A3F. This requires a direct interaction between Vif and the human proteins Elongin...
Published: 4/29/2019   |   Inventor(s): Jason Salter, Joseph Wedekind, Harold Smith
Keywords(s): AIDS, Antiviral, Combinatorial Chemistry, Drug Design, HIV, HTS, Infection, Infectious Disease, Target Validation, Therapy, Viral disease
Category(s): Therapeutic
Mouse Model of Chronic Viral Hepatitis
Applications:The invention generates a novel mouse model of acute and chronic T cell mediated hepatitis, which shares some important features with viral hepatitis in man. The mouse model is valuable in identifying drug targets for viral hepatitis.Advantages:The mouse model is driven directly by CD8+ T cell and results from the recognition of an antigen...
Published: 6/17/2009   |   Inventor(s): Ian Nicholas Crispe, Robert Pierce
Keywords(s): Gastrointestinal, Hepatic, Mouse, Research Tool, Viral disease
Category(s): Research Tools