Localization of CD4 and CCR5 in living cells

Carolyn M. Steffens, Thomas J. Hope*

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The events preceding human immunodeficiency virus fusion and entry are influenced by the concentration and distribution of receptor and coreceptor molecules on the cell surface. However, the extent to which these proteins colocalize with one another in the cell membrane remains unclear. Using high-resolution deconvolution fluorescent microscopy of living cells, we found that both CD4 and CCR5 accumulate in protruding membrane structures containing actin and ezrin. Although CD4 and CCR5 extensively colocalize in these structures, they do not exist in a stable complex.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4985-4991
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of virology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Insect Science
  • Virology
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology


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