Definitions for "CCR5"
one of two coreceptors for binding HIV to the human cell. Also known as CC CKR5.
Mutation that confers immunity to infection by HIV. The mutation alters the structure of a receptor on the surface of macrophages such that HIV cannot enter the cell.
This is a receptor found embedded in the membranes of macrophages. It serves as a coreceptor that allows HIV to enter those cells. Signaling molecules called chemokines also bind to this receptor.