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Scientists Discover New Molecule Of The Immune System: A Chemokine That Binds One Of The HIV Co-Receptors

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October 6, 2000
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University Of California, San Francisco
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A team of scientists at the University of California, San Francisco and Compugen, Ltd. has discovered a new molecule of the immune system -- a member of a family of proteins called chemokines which recruit the body's army of defensive immune cells to sites of invasion. The new chemokine is only the second one ever detected that is "tethered" within the membrane of cells rather than being made in a diffusable form.

A team of scientists at the University of California, San Francisco and Compugen, Ltd. has discovered a new molecule of the immune system -- a member of a family of proteins called chemokines which recruit the body's army of defensive immune cells to sites of invasion. The new chemokine is only the second one ever detected that is "tethered" within the membrane of cells rather than being made in a diffusable form.


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University Of California, San Francisco. (2000, October 6). Scientists Discover New Molecule Of The Immune System: A Chemokine That Binds One Of The HIV Co-Receptors. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 20, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/10/001006075303.htm
University Of California, San Francisco. "Scientists Discover New Molecule Of The Immune System: A Chemokine That Binds One Of The HIV Co-Receptors." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/10/001006075303.htm (accessed April 20, 2014).

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