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Lentivirus: a hidden hero!

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Cell Biology
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Lentivirus: a hidden hero!

Virulent Attributes-Can infect non-dividing cells-Lentivirus proteins encode for regulatory genes-Have the ability to evade host immunity and persist lifelong-High infection rate

Roles in Medical Research-Have potential for treating diseases in retina (ex. Stargardts disease)-A tool used in studies for the development of novel drugs-Used in over 300 clinical trials addressing treatment options for diseases-Commonly used to introduce a new gene into human or animal cells

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Life Cycle of Lentiviruses


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