Contact: Lee J. Siegel
University of Utah
Caption: Virologist Saveez Saffarian, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Utah, combined imaging technology and biochemistry so he could watch new HIV particles emerge or "bud" from human cells grown in the lab. In a new study in the journal PLOS ONE Saffarian and his colleagues showed that a protein named ALIX gets involved in the budding process later than once believed.
Credit: Lee J. Siegel, University of Utah.
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