Interactions between viral and host cell factors occur at every stage of the viral life cycle, although many are still poorly understood. Identifying and understanding these interactions are key to developing new treatments to combat retroviral diseases.
Reverse transcriptionThis is a method of producing a double-stranded DNA copy of RNA from a virus. The technique is often used in genetic engineering to make DNA copies of messenger RNA (mRNA). It is achieved using the enzyme reverse transcriptase which occurs in retroviruses.
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