A new human immunodeficiency virus derived from gorillas

Plantier, J.-C., Leoz, M., Dickerson, J. E., De Oliveira, F., Cordonnier, F., Lemée, V., Damond, F., Robertson, D. L. and Simon, F. (2009) A new human immunodeficiency virus derived from gorillas. Nature Medicine, 15(8), pp. 871-872. (doi:10.1038/nm.2016) (PMID:19648927)

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Abstract

We have identified a new human immunodeficiency virus in a Cameroonian woman. It is closely related to gorilla simian immunodeficiency virus (SIVgor) and shows no evidence of recombination with other HIV-1 lineages. This new virus seems to be the prototype of a new HIV-1 lineage that is distinct from HIV-1 groups M, N and O. We propose to designate it HIV-1 group P.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dickerson, Dr Jonathan and Robertson, Professor David
Authors: Plantier, J.-C., Leoz, M., Dickerson, J. E., De Oliveira, F., Cordonnier, F., Lemée, V., Damond, F., Robertson, D. L., and Simon, F.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation
Journal Name:Nature Medicine
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
ISSN:1078-8956
ISSN (Online):1546-170X
Published Online:02 August 2009

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