Dr. Harris will direct the Molecular Core and a staff of two full-time scientists. This essential Core will service the Program Project entitled """"""""Critical Interactions of APOBEC3s: Molecular Approaches to Novel HIV Therapies"""""""" by producing plasmid DNA constructs for APOBEC3 and Vif protein expression in E. coli and mammalian cells. We anticipate completing 10-20 constructs per week and providing a strong foundation for the program investigators.
The interactions of the cellular APOBEC3 proteins and HIV Vif can dictate the fate of a viral infection. Our program scientists aim to provide the most comprehensive information to date on these life-or-death interactions, and our existing large collection of DNA constructs will be expanded even further to meet research objectives.
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