Soybean Compound May Inhibit HIV Infection, George Mason University Study

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A compound found in soybeans can be used in new treatments to inhibit the deadly HIV infection, scientists claim. Researchers from George Mason University in the US found that genistein, derived from soybeans and other plants, may become an effective HIV treatment without the drug resistance issues faced by current therapies. Genistein is a "tyrosine kinase inhibitor" that works by blocking the communication from a cell's surface sensors to its interior.

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