Skip directly to local search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to navigation Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options
CDC Home

Volume 3, Number 3—September 1997

Perspective

Host Genes and HIV: The Role of the Chemokine Receptor Gene CCR5 and Its Allele (∆32 CCR5)

Janet M. McNichollComments to Author , Dawn K. Smith, Shoukat H. Qari, and Thomas Hodge
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Main Article

Figure 3

Differentiation of CCR5 genotypes by gel electrophoresis. Band patterns of persons with homozygous wild type (W/W), homozygous 32 bp deletion (∆32/∆32) or heterozygous W/∆32 CCR5 genotypes are shown. PCR amplification of the C-terminal of the CCR5 gene, subsequent digestion with the EcoRI restriction enzyme, and agarose gel electrophoresis of the digested DNA yield a 182 bp band for the wild type CCR5 gene, a 150 bp band for the 32 allele, and both bands in the case of a heterozygous person.

Figure 3. Differentiation of CCR5 genotypes by gel electrophoresis. Band patterns of persons with homozygous wild type (W/W), homozygous 32 bp deletion (∆32/∆32) or heterozygous W/∆32 CCR5 genotypes are shown. PCR amplification of the C-terminal of the CCR5 gene, subsequent digestion with the EcoRI restriction enzyme, and agarose gel electrophoresis of the digested DNA yield a 182 bp band for the wild type CCR5 gene, a 150 bp band for the 32 allele, and both bands in the case of a heterozygous person.

Main Article

1Garred P, Eugen-Olsen J, Iversen AKN, Benfield TL, Svejgaard A, Hofmann, B, the Copenhagen AIDS Study Group. Dual effect of CCR5 D32 gene deletion in HIV-1-infected patients. Lancet 1997; 349:1884.

2Martinson JJ, Chapman NH, Rees DC, Lui Y-T, Clegg JB. Global distribution of the CCR5 gene 32-basepair deletion [letter]. Nature Genetics 1997;16:100-103.

3Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Facts about CCR5 and protection against HIV-1 infection; 1997.

Top of Page

 

Past Issues

Select a Past Issue:

Art in Science - Selections from Emerging Infectious Diseases
Now available for order



CDC 24/7 – Saving Lives, Protecting People, Saving Money. Learn More About How CDC Works For You…

USA.gov: The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348 - Contact CDC–INFO