Macrophage inflammatory protein 1-alpha; Monokine with inflammatory and chemokinetic properties. Binds to CCR1, CCR4 and CCR5. One of the major HIV-suppressive factors produced by CD8+ T-cells. Recombinant MIP-1-alpha induces a dose-dependent inhibition of different strains of HIV-1, HIV-2, and simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV); Belongs to the intercrine beta (chemokine CC) family.
Synonyms: CCL3, CCL3p, hCCL3, G0S19-1, MIP1A ...