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(Simmons et al., 1996; Zhang et al., 1996), some strains can also use other chemokine receptors, such as CCR3 and CCR2b, as coreceptors for fusion and infection (Choe et al., 1996; Doranz et al., 1996). The viral fusion process may involve the initial binding of HIV-1 gp120 to its high-affinity receptor CD4, which results in conformational changes in gp120 and CD4 (Clements et al., 1991; Gershoni et al., 1993; Sattentau et al., 1993). The gp120-CD4 complex then interacts with a chemokine coreceptor such as CXCR4 or CCR5 to form a heterotrimeric complex of gp120-CD4-coreceptor (Lapham et al., 1996; Trkolaetal., 1996; Wuetal., 1996) (Fig. 12.1).

During the asymptomatic stage of disease, macrophage (M)-tropic strains of HIV-1 involved in sexual transmission primarily use CCR5 as an entry coreceptor

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