Potent new anti-HIV proteins found in Australian coral reefs

April 30, 2014 10:22 AM

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Potent new anti-HIV proteins found in Australian coral reefs

Washington, April 30 (ANI): Researchers have found a new class of proteins capable of blocking the HIV virus from penetrating T-cells, which has raised hope that the proteins could be adapted for use in gels or sexual lubricants to provide a potent barrier against HIV infection.

Senior investigator Barry O'Keefe said that it's always thrilling when you find a brand-new protein that nobody else has ever seen before and the fact that this protein appears to block HIV infection makes it truly exciting.

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