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Nitya Venkataraman and colleagues (2009) genetically engineered human cells to give them working copies of the gene for the retrocyclin precursor. The modified cells were able to make the precursor and process it into functional retrocyclin. We can infer that a simple back-mutation, involving just two nucleotide substitutions that would restore our retrocyclin gene to its original sequence, would allow us to make the protein. It is a reasonable hypothesis that the ability to make retrocyclin would confer some resistance to HIV.
Over time, the abundance of different variants changes as a result of selection imposed by antiviral therapy. The HIV population also changes as a result of selection by the host’s immune system. And it even changes when mutations that have no effect on HIV’s survival become more common—or dwindle—simply due to chance. We can summarize HIV’s history of diversification within a patient with an evolutionary tree. 15. The tree grew from the root at the left toward the branch tips at the right. Each split in the tree represents the generation of a new variant; the original variant continues on one branch and the novel form continues on the other.
By definition, we say that variants sharing a more recent common ancestor are more closely related to each other. 21 shows a small portion of the estimated evolutionary tree for HIV variants sampled from a real patient. The branch tips on the right represent individual virions collected from the patient at different times. 21, Raj Shankarappa and colleagues (1999) estimated the relationships among the different virions by comparing the nucleotide sequences in their genes. The methods for estimating evolutionary trees from genetic sequences are complex in their details.