Pol (DNA polymerase) refers to a gene in retroviruses, or the protein produced by that gene.
Products of pol include:
This enzyme integrates the DNA produced by reverse transcriptase into the host's genome.
A protease is any enzyme that cuts proteins into segments. HIV's gag and pol genes do not produce their proteins in their final form, but as larger combination proteins; the specific protease used by HIV cleaves these into separate functional units. Protease inhibitor drugs block this step.
- Gene Products, pol at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
- pol Gene Products, Human Immunodeficiency Virus at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
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