Human immunodeficiency viruses: SIV infection in wild gorillas

@article{Heuverswyn2006HumanIV,
  title={Human immunodeficiency viruses: SIV infection in wild gorillas},
  author={Fran Van Heuverswyn and Yingying Li and Cécile Neel and Elizabeth Bailes and Brandon F. Keele and Weimin Liu and S{\'e}v{\'e}rin Loul and Christelle Butel and Florian Li{\'e}geois and Yanga Bienvenue and Eitel Mpoudi Ngolle and Paul M. Sharp and George M. Shaw and Eric Delaporte and Beatrice H. Hahn and Martine Peeters},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2006},
  volume={444},
  pages={164-164}
}
Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes troglodytes) from west central Africa are recognized as the reservoir of simian immunodeficiency viruses (SIVcpzPtt) that have crossed at least twice to humans: this resulted in the AIDS pandemic (from human immunodeficiency virus HIV-1 group M) in one instance and infection of just a few individuals in Cameroon (by HIV-1 group N) in another. A third HIV-1 lineage (group O) from west central Africa also falls within the SIVcpzPtt radiation, but the primate reservoir… Expand
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