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ProblemSet10 - How is this possible? c. HIV genome...

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BIMM100 Fall 2009 Problem 10 1. Stem cells a. Name 1 advantage and 1 disadvantage of (1) embryonic stem cells and (2) adult stem cells. b. What does differentiation mean? What is the molecular basis for the difference between different cell types (why is a heart cell different from a stem cell)? c. What is a potential safety issue with injecting embryonic stem cells into adult tissues? Why does this occur? 2. HIV a. Name three HIV genes and their function b. The HIV genome encodes for 9 genes yet 19 proteins.
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Unformatted text preview: How is this possible? c. HIV genome integration into the host cell genome can occur even if the cell isnt actively dividing. (1) Why is this the case? (2) Why is it easier for viruses to integrate their genomes in an actively dividing cell? d. HIV/AIDS treatments i. What are common targets of drugs used to fight HIV? ii. Why is it important to attack multiple targets at once? iii. Why does this treatment not eliminate the virus?...
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This note was uploaded on 02/07/2010 for the course BILD 661039 taught by Professor Mel during the Fall '09 term at UCSB.

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