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AZT blocks reverse transcriptase

HIV's reverse transcriptase mistakes AZT for thymidine. Once incorporated, AZT stops reverse transcription.


Curriculum Connections:

NGSS (2013)
HS.LS1.A

AP Biology (2012–13)
3.A.1, 4.A.1, 4.B.1, 4.C.1

IB Biology (2016)
2.6, 6.3

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