AZT blocks reverse transcriptase

This is part of: AIDS: Evolution of an Epidemic


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

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  • AP Biology (2012-2013) - 2
  • IB Biology (2016) - 1
AP Biology (2012-2013)
3.A.1, 3.C.3
IB Biology (2016)