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C1786
conceptId
C1786
preferredName
Cyanovirin-N
description
Cyanovirin-N
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Cyanovirin-N
definition
A protein isolated from the cyanobacterium Nostoc ellipsosporum with activity against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Cyanovirin-N binds to the sugar moieties on the HIV particle and impairs the binding of virion-associated gp120 to cell-associated CD4 on mucosal surfaces and impedes membrane fusion.
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