Inhibition of HIV-1 replication and reactivation from latency by tat transdominant negative mutants in the cysteine rich region.

Tat mutants (tat22, tat37 and tat22/37) were constructed in the transactivation domain, where cysteines at positions 22 or/and 37 were substituted with glycine and serine, respectively. These mutants were expressed either in a BK virus episomal vector or in the retroviral vector LXSN. Constitutive production of tat22 by Jurkat T cells in the context of both… CONTINUE READING