BetaThis search tool is in development. Find out more.
Digital Images

HIV maturation, HIV viral life cycle, illustration

David S. Goodsell

Download

Free to use with attribution CC BYCredit: David S. Goodsell, The Scripps Research Institute
Can I use this?

About this digital image

Description

Watercolour and ink on paper illustration of HIV maturation. After fully assembled virus particles have been released from an infected target cell (usually CD4 T cells, a type of white blood cell found in the immune system), they undergo a process of maturation in order to become fully infectious viral particles. Two virus particles (virions) are visible here: an immature viron in the process of maturation (bottom right) and a nearly-mature virion (upper left). HIV protease (dark red; small molecules visible in the virion undergoing maturation) cleaves the Gag and gag-pol proteins into functional proteins. Width of image is approximately 100 nm. This image forms part of a series of illustrations which capture HIV at eight different points in the viral life cycle as it infects a cell and replicates.

Contributors



Identifiers


License information

License information

You can use this work for any purpose, including commercial uses, without restriction under copyright law. You should also provide attribution to the original work, source and licence.

Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) terms and conditions https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

Credit

HIV maturation, HIV viral life cycle, illustration. Credit: David S. Goodsell, The Scripps Research Institute. CC BY


We’re improving the information on this page. Find out more.