HIV protease with saquinavirPDB ID: 1HXB
HIV protease cleaves viral proteins during maturation of the virus. It is an important target for anti-HIV therapy. This structure includes the drug saquinavir, the first protease inhibitor that was approved for the treatment of HIV.
Discussed Structures from HIV-1 Protease
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