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HIV-1 Virological Synapse: Live Imaging of Transmission

Jerome Feldmann 1, * Olivier Schwartz 1, *
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Abstract : A relatively new aspect of HIV-1 biology is the ability of the virus to infect cells by direct cellular contacts across a specialized structure, the virological synapse. This process was recently described through live cell imaging. Together with the accumulated knowledge on cellular and molecular structures involved in cell-to-cell transmission of HIV-1, the visualization of the virological synapse in video-microscopy has brought exciting new hypotheses on its underlying mechanisms. This review will recapitulate current knowledge with a particular emphasis on the questions live microscopy has raised.
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Jerome Feldmann, Olivier Schwartz. HIV-1 Virological Synapse: Live Imaging of Transmission. Viruses, MDPI, 2010, Special Issue "Transmission of Retroviruses across Virological Synapses", 2 (8), pp.1666 - 1680. ⟨10.3390/v2081666⟩. ⟨pasteur-01372500⟩

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