The Molecules of HIV

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gag

An article from "The Molecules of HIV" (c) Dan Stowell
www.mcld.co.uk/hiv
gag is one of the three "main" genes found in all retroviruses">retroviruses (along with env and pol). It contains around 1500 nucleotides, and encodes four separate proteins which form the building blocks for the viral core:

The most significant role of the gag gene is therefore to encode important proteins which will make up the viral core.

(If protein names like "p17" seem weird, have a read of the page about protein naming.)

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Dan Stowell
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