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AZT blocks reverse transcriptase

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


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AP Biology (2012–13)
2.D.3.a, 2.D.4.a,b, 2.E.1.c, 3.C.3.a,b, 3.D.1.a,d, 3.D.2.a, 3.D.3.a,b, 3.D.4.a, 4.B.1.a, 4.C.1.a

IB Biology (2009)
6.3.1, 6.3.5-6.3.8, 11.1.4

NGSS (April 2013)
HS-LS1-1 (LS1.A)

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