Multiple roles of CCR5 in infectious diseases

Three free access papers from the online first section of the Journal of Infectious Diseases. The articles highlight the role of CCR5 – better known as a co-receptor for HIV entry into cells – in T cell trafficking to sites of infection and suggest that studies are needed to evaluate the effects of pharmacological inhibition of CCR5 in these settings.

A moving target: the multiple roles of CCR5 in infectious diseases

Robyn S. Klein

Genetic deficiency of chemokine receptor CCR5 Is a strong risk factor for symptomatic West Nile virus infection: a meta-analysis of four cohorts in the US epidemic

Jean K. Lim et al.

A deletion in the CCR5 gene is associated with tickborne encephalitis

Elin Kindberg et al.

The Journal of Infectious Diseases

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