Definitions for ribonuclease h, human immunodeficiency virus
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Ribonuclease H, Human Immunodeficiency Virus
A ribonuclease activity that is a component of the HIV REVERSE TRANSCRIPTASE. It removes the RNA strand of the RNA-DNA heteroduplex produced by reverse transcription. Once the RNA moiety is removed a double stranded DNA copy of the HIV RNA can be synthesized.
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