What is Binding?

Binding meaning Synonym(s): AttachmentThe first of seven steps in the HIV life cycle. When HIV attacks a CD4 cell, the virus binds (attaches itself) to molecules on the surface of the CD4 cell: first a CD4 receptor and then either a CCR5 or CXCR4 coreceptor. Related Term(s): CCR5 Antagonist, Life Cycle


reference: AIDSinfo – Glossary

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