Atomic model of an immature retrovirus constructed

12 agosto 2015

Retroviruses, such as HIV, are tricky to treat. They go through a multistage process to produce infectious particles. The viruses that are released from infected cells are initially in an immature state and are composed of an RNA genome surrounded by a coat of protein. Now an atomic model of the immature retrovirus RSV has been constructed by researchers in order to understand and block the virus.