Chemokine-induced phosphorylation of CC chemokine receptor 5 (CCR5).

The CC-chemokine receptor 5 (CCR5) mediates activation of T lymphocytes and macrophages by chemokines and is a major co-receptor for macrophage-tropic HIV-1 strains. Recently, it was shown that the natural CCR5 ligands RANTES, macrophage inflammatory protein-1alpha (MIP-1alpha), MIP-1beta, and amino-terminal modifications of RANTES (Met-RANTES, AOP-RANTES… CONTINUE READING