Demystifying Cell Cycle Arrest by HIV-1 Vif

Daniel J. Salamango, Reuben S. Harris

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Although APOBEC3 degradation is the canonical function of HIV-1 Vif, this viral protein also induces potent cell cycle arrest through a newly defined mechanism. Here, we review recent advances in this area and propose that the scope of this activity may go beyond subversion of the host cell cycle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)381-384
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Microbiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • G2/M cell cycle arrest
  • HIV-1
  • PPP2R5
  • Vif
  • host–pathogen interaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology
  • Microbiology


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