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'''<font color=#000000 font size=3>HIV covers its protein capsid with a viral envelop where GP160 is located. This glycoprotein facilitates fusion between the viral membrane and the host -cell membrane allowing liberation of the viral contents into the host cell. GP160 forms a trimer, where each monomer consists in two non-covalently associated subunits: a surface subunit GP120 that recognize and bind to specific receptor on the host cell and a transmembrane subunit GP41 that promotes membrane fusion.</font>'''
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'''<font color=#000000 font size=3>The images to the right show the self assembly of the HIV gp160 protein reconstituted into DOPC bilayer and adsorbed onto mica. Each pore is made up of 6 features with dimensions consistent with single molecules</font>'''
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_________ HIV gp160

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HIV covers its protein capsid with a viral envelop where GP160 is located. This glycoprotein facilitates fusion between the viral membrane and the host -cell membrane allowing liberation of the viral contents into the host cell. GP160 forms a trimer, where each monomer consists in two non-covalently associated subunits: a surface subunit GP120 that recognize and bind to specific receptor on the host cell and a transmembrane subunit GP41 that promotes membrane fusion.

GIF-VIRUS-INFECTION1.gif




The images to the right show the self assembly of the HIV gp160 protein reconstituted into DOPC bilayer and adsorbed onto mica. Each pore is made up of 6 features with dimensions consistent with single molecules