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The team of researchers used high-brightness x-rays to show the high-resolution atomic structure of a cell-surface receptor that most strains of HIV use to get entry into human immune cells. They were also able to show where an HIV drug called maraviroc attaches to cells and prohibits HIV entry. This will aid scientists in creating better blocking mechanisms in the next-generation drugs.
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This image shows the HIV drug maraviroc grabbing hold of CCR5 in an inactive conformation that prevents HIV from using the receptor to enter cells. Credit: Katya Kadyshevskaya, The Scripps Research Institute
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