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By John Abbotts, Samuel H. Wilson (auth.), Ajit Kumar (eds.)

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ISBN-13: 9781468459289

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Since the invention of HIV-l because the etiologic agent of bought immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) within the early Eighties, extraordinary development has been made in either the elemental figuring out of the organic strategies resulting in AIDS and an sped up attempt to find new remedies. As is usually the case in quickly advancing fields, many of the medical discussions are most sensible dealt with in really expert teams. the trouble to prepare a gathering on advances in molecular biology and special therapy for AIDS was once an test of types to collect specialists in chosen parts of overlapping pursuits the place advances in uncomplicated biology and its program within the improvement of latest medicines may be mentioned. Of necessity, the scope of the assembly needed to be restricted to keep up a undeniable concentration. vital parts of fast improvement in AIDS study, comparable to the vaccine improvement, epidemiology, animal types, and so forth. , needed to be omitted for extra really expert conferences. the end result, from all debts, seemed to be rather a profitable collecting, which supplied a discussion board for casual discussions between scientists from and educational associations. A striking characteristic of the AIDS virus is its genetic complexity and the way a few of its doubtless "extra genes" be able to control the conventional capabilities of the host and most significantly its immune system.

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The association of either single- or double-stranded nucleic acid with the enzyme results in a decrease in the intensity of the fluorescencl e... iss ion from tryptophan. Consequently, the extent to which the nucleic acid binds to the protein can be determined by monitoring the fluorescence emission of a fixed concentration of the HIV-l reverse transcriptase and titrating with nucleic acid. The binding reaction can be described by equation 1. Kd [RT] [N] [RT-N] { 1} Kd is the apparent dissociation constant, [RT] is the concentration of free protein, [RT-N] is the concentration of bound protein, and [N] is the concentration of unbound nucleic acid.

The slope of the linear log-log function (m''i') is a measure of ion release in the protein-nucleic acid binding reaction. 0 • log [Na+j rig. 5. Oependence of KOBSO for poly(rA)500,p(dT)12-18 on the concentration of Na+ and Mg+2 ions. Titrations were carried out using a 5 nM solution of the enzyme in 50 mM Tris, pH 7,6 at 25°. Appropriate quantities of NaCl and MgCl2 were added to the solution. The solid lines represent the best fit of the data to equation 4 ([Mg+2] = 0) and equation 5 ([Mg+2] = 5 mM) using nonlinear least-squares regression analysis.

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