AZT blocks reverse transcriptase

This is a part of AIDS: Evolution of an Epidemic

Summary

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

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AP Biology (2012-2013)
3.A.1, 3.C.3
IB Biology (2016)
6.3

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