M-tropic strain

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M-tropic strain

A strain of HIV-1 that infects macrophages and activated T cells, the entry of which is facilitated by CCR5 (a co-receptor for chemokines), RANTES, and MIP 1 alpha and MIP 1 beta; binding of these chemokines to CCR5 blocks the entry of M-tropic strains.
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M-tropic strain

AIDS A strain of HIV-1 that infects macrophages and activated T cells, the entry of which is facilitated by CCR5, a coreceptor for chemokines, RANTES, MIP 1α, MIP 1β; binding of these chemokines to CCR5 blocks the entry of M strains. Cf T-tropin strain.
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