Fig. 4C: HIV Protease, Step-3
Protease inhibitors bind to the active
site of the HIV protease and prevent the enzyme from attaching to its substrate
and cleaving HIV polyproteins into functional proteins. As a result, HIV can
not mature and noninfectious viruses are produced.
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