CCR5

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CCR5

(medicine)
Belonging to the seven-transmembrane chemokine receptor family, the major cofactor for primary macrophage-tropic human immunodeficiency virus-1 strains.
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Genetic resistance of HIV infection and progression to AIDS by deletion of the CKR5 structural gene.
A double dose of the mutated gene, called CKR5, confers complete immunity to AIDS, the researchers said.
Since about 600 people in the study never became infected with HIV, the researchers report, the CKR5 mutation, as prevalent as it is, accounted for only 3 percent of the resistance.