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Molecular Virology & Microbiology - Rice Lab

Houston, Texas

A BCM research lab.
Rice Lab - Molecular Virology & Microbiology
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Regulation of HIV Gene Expression

The Rice laboratory studies how gene expression is regulated in HIV - the virus that causes AIDS. The major focus of our research is on the HIV Tat protein, which is essential for HIV transcription, and on two cellular factors, cyclin T1 and Cdk9, which are necessary for Tat function. We are investigating how cyclin T1 and Cdk9 are regulated in the two cell types that HIV infects - CD4+ T cells and macrophages.

On this web site, you will find short summaries of several research projects that are ongoing in the laboratory, information about members of the lab, and some of our laboratory protocols.

CycT1 immunofluorescence in monocytes CycT1 immunofluorescence in macrophages at Day 4 CycT1 immunofluorescence in late differentiated macrophages

The cyclin T1 subunit of the HIV Tat cofactor TAK/P-TEFb is transiently induced during macrophage differentiation.

(Images by C. Herrmann)