GP41JAMA Glycoprotein 41, a protein embedded in the outer envelope of HIV. Plays a key role in HIV's infection of CD4+ T cells by facilitating the fusion of the viral and the cell membranes. See also CD4 (T4) or CD4+ Cells; Envelope.
a glycoprotein on the surface of HIV that acts as an anchor
in the viral envelope to hold gp120.
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