Friday, December 15, 2017

Korean research team finds substance that blocks HIV infection


The cure for AIDS may be a step closer,… Korean researchers have found a substance that can work as a vaccine by blocking the AIDS virus. Shin Se-min expla…


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2 Responses to “Korean research team finds substance that blocks HIV infection”
  1. Austyn Lilly says:

    Great video. Very interesting work. A link to their publication would have
    been nice though. 

  2. ARIRANG NEWS says:

    The cure for AIDS may be a step closer,…
    Korean researchers have found a substance that can work as a vaccine by
    blocking the AIDS virus.
    Shin Se-min explains.

    Over 35-million people worldwide are suffering from AIDS syndrome,…
    including 2-point-1 million adolescents.
    And according to the World Health Organization,… over 1-point-6 million
    deaths were recorded just in 2012.
    It’s the world’s pandemic infectious killer.
    The Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, or the AIDS is the final stage of
    Human Immunodeficiency Virus, or the HIV,… causing severe damage to the
    immune system.
    The virus mutates rapidly,… leaving no time for fundamental cure.

    However, a Korean research team, for the first time found a substance that
    COMPLETELY cuts off infection of HIV virus,… which could possibly become
    the vaccination.
    The dismantled ribonucleic acid, the SAM domain and HD domain-containing
    protein 1,… in short, SAMHD1 enzyme is the answer.
    The team has discovered that the SAMHD1 cellular enzyme breaks up the
    ribonucleic acid, or the RNA of the HIV virus that contains the infection,
    completely blocking off the infection in the first place.

    “The HIV virus gene is composed of RNA strands,… and the SAMHD1 cellular
    enzyme directly takes effect on the gene,… completely restraining the
    virus.”

    The SAMHD1 enzyme also has a high chance of developing into AIDS vaccine.

    “Even if the HIV virus mutates, as it normally does,… the newly
    discovered enzyme will identify the changes,… thereby raising the
    possibility in creating the more effective vaccination.”

    The enzyme being made into vaccine, however, may take up to 10 additional
    years,… as the research team just wrapped up their basic cell-research.
    The new founding has been published in the highly cited medical journal,
    the Nature Medicine.
    Shin Se-min, Arirang News.
    

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