The Molecules of HIV

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Tat toxoid

An article from "The Molecules of HIV" (c) Dan Stowell

"Tat toxoid" is a name for chemically-inactivated tat protein - a potential vaccine for HIV. It has been found to induce patients' bodies to produce anti-Tat antibodies.

Tat toxoid mimics HIV tat protein in stimulating the immune system, but it doesn't have the real protein's toxic effect.

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Dan Stowell

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