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Complete nucleotide sequence of the AIDS virus, HTLV-III

Abstract

The complete nucleotide sequence of two human T-cell leukaemia type III (HTLV-III) proviral DNAs each have four long open reading frames, the first two corresponding to the gag and pol genes. The fourth open reading frame encodes two functional polypeptides, a large precursor of the major envelope glycoprotein and a smaller protein derived from the 3′-terminus long open reading frame analogous to the long open reading frame (lor) product of HTLV-I and -II.

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Ratner, L., Haseltine, W., Patarca, R. et al. Complete nucleotide sequence of the AIDS virus, HTLV-III. Nature 313, 277–284 (1985). https://doi.org/10.1038/313277a0

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