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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Discovery of CKR-5 and another co-receptor, fusin, was reported in June, quickly giving rise to the findings that the American and Belgian groups arrived at through different approaches.
The gene is called CKR-5 and the protein it makes is located on the surface of certain immune cells.
Inhibition of HIV binding to the CKR-5 receptor is likely to be an effective therapy against HIV infection,'' Carrington said.