This is the hydrophobic structure of HIV-1 Protease. It has been procedurally shaded for a nice organic look. Its ready right out of the box to incorporate into any scientific visualization.
HIV-1 protease (HIV PR) is a retroviral aspartyl protease that is essential for the life-cycle of HIV, the retrovirus that causes AIDS. HIV PR cleaves newly synthesized polyproteins at the appropriate places to create the mature protein components of an infectious HIV virion. Without effective HIV PR, HIV virions remain uninfectious. Thus, mutation of HIV PR’s active site or inhibition of its activity disrupts HIV’s ability to replicate and infect additional cells, making HIV PR inhibition the subject of much pharmaceutical research.