AIDS virus particle internal structure

AIDS virus particle internal structure

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Credit: RUSSELL KIGHTLEY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: AIDS virion internal structure, cutaway artwork. AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The core of this HIV virus particle is a capsule (pink) containing RNA strands (ribonucleic acid, yellow). Around the core is an icosahedral shell of matrix proteins (blue). Over this is a membrane envelope (yellow bilayer) taken from the membrane of the host cell that made this virus particle. Anchored to the shell are viral knobs (yellow) that allow the virus particle to attach to cells. AIDS impairs the immune system and allows often fatal secondary infections. For an artwork of the outside of an HIV particle, see image M050/886.

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