AZT blocks reverse transcriptase

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

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Curriculum Connections:

  • NGSS (2013) LS - 1
  • AP Biology (2012-2013) - 14
  • IB Biology (2016) - 5
NGSS (2013) LS
HS-LS1-1 (LS1.A)
AP Biology (2012-2013)
2.D.3.a, 2.D.4.a, 2.D.4.b, 2.E.1.c, 3.C.3.a, 3.C.3.b, 3.D.1.a, 3.D.1.d, 3.D.2.a, 3.D.3.a, 3.D.3.b, 3.D.4.a, 4.B.1.a, 4.C.1.a
IB Biology (2016)
1.4, 6.3, 11.1, A.5, D.5