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Cortical F-actin plays important roles during HIV-1 infection. A recent paper in Cell highlights the involvement of F-actin in enhancing dendritic cell (DC)-mediated HIV-1 infection of T cells. Such a critical mechanism of HIV-1 trans-enhancement between human DCs and T cells had not been analyzed in molecular detail before this work.


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Trends in molecular medicine

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