actinohivin

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

actino- +‎ HIV +‎ -in

Noun[edit]

actinohivin (uncountable)

  1. (biochemistry) A lectin, that counters HIV, isolated from an actinomycete of the genus Longispora
    • 2016 January 28, “The Cellular Thioredoxin-1/Thioredoxin Reductase-1 Driven Oxidoreduction Represents a Chemotherapeutic Target for HIV-1 Entry Inhibition”, in PLOS ONE[1], DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0147773:
      We have also observed such differences (10- to 50-fold) when the inhibitory potential of CBAs such as HHA, GNA or actinohivin have been determined for cell-free virus infection of T-lymphocytes versus syncytium formation in cocultures of persistently HIV-1-infected and uninfected cells [44, 45 ].