Indian doc develops enzyme that can destroy HIV

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Indian doc develops enzyme that can destroy HIV

Post by mayanks_098 » Sun Sep 16, 2007 8:31 pm

the topic says it all.
here is the article.


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ndrani and a team of scientists have developed an enzyme called Tre. Tre is a custom enzyme capable of detecting, recognising and destroying HIV, much like a pair of molecular scissors.

"In laymans terms, it's an engineered enzyme which recognises sequences in the HIV genome that is duplicated, integrated virus and by the process of recombination, it cuts out the virus from the genome," says she.

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Post by kotoreru » Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:15 am

I like the emphasis on the doctor being Indian...
"What are humans if they don't learn at University? Animals, yes."

^^One of my ex-girlfriends said that. I stress the ex part.

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Post by canalon » Mon Sep 17, 2007 5:20 pm

kotoreru wrote:I like the emphasis on the doctor being Indian...

from an indian website, that is understandable.

But although the idea is nice, I wonder how you can deliver the enzyme safely, so that it actually works?
And where will it work/how will it be used? None of that is even mentionned. Because agent destroying HIV are numerous, the problem is how to safely use them...

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