CCL5

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CCL5

A gene on chromosome 17q11.2-q12 that encodes a cytokine that is a chemoattractant for monocytes, memory T helper cells and eosinophils. CCL5 triggers the release of histamine from basophils and activates eosinophils, is produced by CD8+ T cells and is a major HIV-suppressive factor. It binds to the chemokine receptor CCR5, and suppresses in vitro replication of R5 strains of HIV-1, which use CCR5 as a coreceptor.
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The TC ignored the opinion of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the CMP that the EOCP is a safe and reliable contraceptive and was instead guided by the opinion of the Alianza Latinoamericana para la Familia, the Population Research Institute, the Coordinadora Nacional por la Vida y la Familia, and the Asociacion Nacional de Medicos Catolicos who hold that the EOCP can be abortive.
"The TC decision is contrary to medical science and discriminatory, since 14 different brands of the EOCP are sold openly in pharmacies to women who can pay for it," said a La Republica editorial on Oct.
Minister of Women's Affairs Nidia Vilchez said, "If men took the EOCP, it would be welcome."