HIV-1 attachment: another look.
Ugolini S., Mondor I., Sattentau QJ.
HIV-1 attachment to host cells is generally considered to take place via high-affinity binding between CD4 and gp120. However, the binding of virion-associated gp120 to cellular CD4 is often weak, and most cell types that are permissive for HIV-1 infection express little CD4. Thus, other interactions between the virion and the cell surface could dominate the attachment process.