HIV Envelope Protein gp120 D015699

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Chemicals and Drugs [D] » Biological Factors [D23] » Antigens » Antigens, Viral » HIV Antigens » HIV Envelope Protein gp120

Description

External envelope protein of the human immunodeficiency virus which is encoded by the HIV env gene. It has a molecular weight of 120 kDa and contains numerous glycosylation sites. Gp120 binds to cells expressing CD4 cell-surface antigens, most notably T4-lymphocytes and monocytes/macrophages. Gp120 has been shown to interfere with the normal function of CD4 and is at least partly responsible for the cytopathic effect of HIV.   MeSH

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