Origin of HIV-1 in the chimpanzee Pan troglodytes troglodytes

  title={Origin of HIV-1 in the chimpanzee Pan troglodytes troglodytes},
  author={F. Gao and E. Bailes and D. Robertson and Yalu Chen and C. Rodenburg and S. Michael and L. B. Cummins and L. O. Arthur and M. Peeters and G. Shaw and P. Sharp and B. Hahn},
  • F. Gao, E. Bailes, +9 authors B. Hahn
  • Published 1999
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • The human AIDS viruses human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) and type 2 (HIV-2) represent cross-species (zoonotic) infections. Although the primate reservoir of HIV-2 has been clearly identified as the sooty mangabey (Cercocebus atys),, the origin of HIV-1 remains uncertain. Viruses related to HIV-1 have been isolated from the common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes), but only three such SIVcpz infections have been documented,,, one of which involved a virus so divergent that it might… CONTINUE READING

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