Senior Lecturer at the Department of Chemistry of the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences of the University of Ghana, Dr. Jerry Joe Harrison, has developed what could be described as a breakthrough recipe that enabled stable HIV Pol expression, 40 years after the discovery of HIV.

The HIV Polyprotein must be stable before the structure can be determined.

Dr. Jerry Joe Harrison – Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, UG School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Dr. Harrison achieved this feat together with his collaborators from Rutgers University and Salk Institute in the United States and have research paper on Structural Studies of HIV Polyprotein, a key protein that helps the HIV virus to multiply and propagate.

With the molecular structure of the protein unraveled, Dr. Jerry Joe Harrison, co-first author of the paper and the team of scientists from USA believe this will be a major contributor to the development of new anti-HIV drugs.

Read the paper in the link below


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