VIF

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AcronymDefinition
VIFVictoria (Amtrak station code; Victoria, British Columbia, Canada)
VIFViolencia Intrafamiliar (Spanish: Combating Domestic Violence)
VIFVoting Instruction Form (various companies)
VIFVideo Intermediate Frequency
VIFVideo File
VIFVisualization Image File
VIFVideo Interface
VIFVirion Infectivity Factor (protein)
VIFVariance Inflation Factor
VIFVirtual Interface
VIFVisiting International Faculty
VIFVirtual Interrupt Flag
VIFVertical Integration Facility (rocket launching)
VIFVersicherung, Immobilien, Finanzierung (German: Insurance, Real Estate, Financing)
VIFVålerengens Idrettsforening (Oslo, Norway)
VIFVanier Institute of the Family (Institut Vanier de la Famille - Canada)
VIFVariable Investment Fund
VIFVirtual Industry Forum (Canada)
VIFVery Important Friend
VIFVery Integration Friendly
VIFVenture Investment Fund Limited (New Zealand)
VIFVerify In Field
VIFVehicle Integration Facility
VIFValue of Inforce Business
VIFVoice Information Field (audio coding)
VIFVery Important Freak
VIFVoenno-Istoritcheskij Forum (Russian: Military Historic Forum)
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But HIV has evolved a way to overcome restriction using an accessory protein called Vif (virion infectivity factor) to degrade the APOBEC proteins and allow the virus to spread.
One of these genes, the virion infectivity factor (vif) encodes a 23 kD protein that counteracts an innate, antiretroviral defense mechanism of CD4+ T helper cells (9), the primary target of HIV (2).
Vif (Virion Infectivity Factor), one of fifteen distinct proteins encoded by the HIV genome, enhances viral infectivity by blocking a host antiviral defense pathway that relies on the host protein APOBEC3G.