Massive simulation shows HIV capsid interacting with its environment

7/19/2017 Diana Yates, Life Sciences Editor, Illinois News Bureau

It took two years on a supercomputer to simulate 1.2 microseconds in the life of the HIV capsid, a protein cage that shuttles the HIV virus to the nucleus of a human cell. The 64-million-atom simulation offers new insights into how the virus senses its environment and completes its infective cycle.

The findings are reported in the journal Nature Communications. Read more at