CCR5

Audio
Synonym(s):
C-C Chemokine Receptor 5, Cysteine-Cysteine Chemokine Receptor 5

A protein on the surface of certain immune system cells, including CD4 T lymphocytes (CD4 cells). CCR5 can act as a coreceptor (a second receptor binding site) for HIV when the virus enters a host cell.

Image(s): (Click to enlarge)

Print

Download Glossary