TRIM5 alpha Products

TRIM5 alpha Antibody
TRIM5 alpha Antibody
Species: Hu
Applications: WB, ELISA, ICC/IF, IHC, IHC-P
Host: Rabbit Polyclonal
TRIM5 alpha Antibody
TRIM5 alpha Antibody
Species: Hu
Applications: WB, ICC/IF
Host: Rabbit Polyclonal
TRIM5 alpha Antibody
TRIM5 alpha Antibody
Species: Hu
Applications: WB, ELISA, IHC, IHC-P
Host: Rabbit Polyclonal
TRIM5 alpha Blocking Peptide
TRIM5 alpha Blocking Peptide
Species: RM
Applications: AC


TRIM5-alpha is a protein that is found in the cells of many mammals and fends of various retrovirus infections. It protects monkeys from infection with HIV-1, and humans from infection with some other viruses. If a retrovirus has entered a cell, it needs to shed its capsid in order to reversely transcribe its genes, so that they can be expressed by the host cell. It is believed that TRIM5 alpha, which is present in the cytoplasm, somehow recognizes the capsid and blocks its shedding, thereby stopping the virus in its tracks. It thus represents an intracellular defense completely separate from the rest of the body's immune system.


Entrez Human
Uniprot Human
Product By Gene ID 85363
Alternate Names
  • EC 6.3.2
  • EC 6.3.2.-
  • RING finger protein 88
  • tripartite motif-containing protein 5
  • tripartite motif-containing 5
  • tripartite motif protein TRIM5
  • TRIM5alpha
  • RNF88tripartite motif protein TRIM
  • tripartite motif containing 5

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Lipid and Metabolism
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Zinc Finger

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