First snapshots of the HIV-1 RNA structure in infected cells and in virions.

With the increasing interest of RNAs in regulating a range of cell biological processes, very little is known about the structure of RNAs in tissue culture cells. We focused on the 5'-untranslated region of the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 RNA genome, a highly conserved RNA region, which contains structural domains that regulate key steps in the… (More)