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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223490/sequential-activation-of-the-three-protomers-in-the-moloney-murine-leukemia-virus-env
#1
Mathilda Sjöberg, Robin Löving, Birgitta Lindqvist, Henrik Garoff
Viral membrane fusion proteins of class I are trimers in which the protomeric unit is a complex of a surface subunit (SU) and a fusion active transmembrane subunit (TM). Here we have studied how the protomeric units of Moloney murine leukemia virus envelope protein (Env) are activated in relation to each other, sequentially or simultaneously. We followed the isomerization of the SU-TM disulfide and subsequent SU release from Env with biochemical methods and found that this early activation step occurred sequentially in the three protomers, generating two asymmetric oligomer intermediates according to the scheme (SU-TM)3 → (SU-TM)2TM → (SU-TM)TM2 → TM3 This was the case both when activation was triggered in vitro by depleting stabilizing Ca(2+) from solubilized Env and when viral Env was receptor triggered on rat XC cells...
February 21, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213870/molecular-characterization-of-bovine-leukemia-virus-from-moldovan-dairy-cattle
#2
Aneta Pluta, Marzena Rola-Łuszczak, Piotr Kubiś, Svetlana Balov, Roman Moskalik, Bhudipa Choudhury, Jacek Kuźmak
Bovine leukemia virus (BLV) is the causative agent of enzootic bovine leukosis (EBL), a disease that has worldwide distribution. Whilst it has been eradicated in most of Western Europe and Scandinavia, it remains a problem in other regions, particularly Eastern Europe and South America. For this study, in 2013, 24 cattle from three farms in three regions of Moldova were screened by ELISA and nested PCR. Of these cattle, 14 which were PCR positive, and these were molecularly characterized based on the nucleotide sequence of the env gene and the deduced amino acid sequence of the encoded gp51 protein...
February 17, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209172/evaluation-of-the-contribution-of-the-transmembrane-region-to-the-ectodomain-conformation-of-the-human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv-1-envelope-glycoprotein
#3
Hanh T Nguyen, Navid Madani, Haitao Ding, Emerald Elder, Amy Princiotto, Christopher Gu, Patrice Darby, James Alin, Alon Herschhorn, John C Kappes, Youdong Mao, Joseph G Sodroski
BACKGROUND: The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) envelope glycoprotein (Env), a Type 1 transmembrane protein, assembles into a trimeric spike complex that mediates virus entry into host cells. The high potential energy of the metastable, unliganded Env trimer is maintained by multiple non-covalent contacts among the gp120 exterior and gp41 transmembrane Env subunits. Structural studies suggest that the gp41 transmembrane region forms a left-handed coiled coil that contributes to the Env trimer interprotomer contacts...
February 16, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207489/b-cell-abnormalities-and-impact-on-antibody-response-in-hiv-infection
#4
Alessandra Noto, Giuseppe Pantaleo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of the present review is to provide an update on the current development in the field of broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNabs) and their potential use in the prevention and therapeutic settings, and an evaluation of the B-cell abnormalities that may impair antibody responses in HIV infection. RECENT FINDINGS: Major advances have been achieved in the characterization of bNabs directed against different vulnerable regions of HIV Envelope (Env)...
February 15, 2017: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207486/particle-based-delivery-of-the-hiv-envelope-protein
#5
Benedikt Asbach, Ralf Wagner
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: A major focus in HIV vaccine research is the development of suitable antigens that elicit broadly neutralizing antibody responses targeting HIV's envelope protein (Env). Delivery of Env in a repetitive manner on particle-based carriers allows higher avidity interactions and is therefore expected to efficiently engage B cells, thus leading to affinity maturation that results in superior antibody responses characterized by improved breadth, potency, and durability. This review summarizes current work that is evaluating diverse types of such particulate carriers for Env delivery...
February 15, 2017: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202756/a-glycosylation-benchmark-profile-for-hiv-1-envelope-glycoprotein-production-based-on-eleven-env-trimers
#6
Eden P Go, Haitao Ding, Shijian Zhang, Rajesh P Ringe, Nathan Nicely, David Hua, Robert T Steinbock, Michael Golabek, James Alin, S Munir Alam, Albert Cupo, Barton F Haynes, John C Kappes, John P Moore, Joseph G Sodroski, Heather Desaire
HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein (Env) glycosylation is important because individual glycans are components of multiple broadly neutralizing antibody epitopes, while shielding other sites that might otherwise be immunogenic. The glycosylation on Env is influenced by a variety of factors, including the genotype of the protein, the cell line used for its expression, and the details of the construct design. Here, we used a mass spectrometry-based approach to map the complete glycosylation profile at every site in multiple HIV-1 Env trimers, accomplishing two goals: 1) We determined which glycosylation sites contain conserved glycan profiles across many trimeric Envs...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202751/superiority-in-rhesus-macaques-of-targeting-hiv-1-env-gp140-to-cd40-versus-lox-1-in-combination-with-replication-competent-nyvac-kc-for-induction-of-env-specific-antibody-and-t-cell-responses
#7
Gerard Zurawski, Xiaoying Shen, Sandra Zurawski, Georgia D Tomaras, David C Montefiori, Mario Roederer, Guido Ferrari, Christine Lacabaratz, Peter Klucar, Zhiqing Wang, Kathryn E Foulds, Shing-Fen Kao, Xuesong Yu, Alicia Sato, Nicole L Yates, Celia LaBranche, Sherry Stanfield-Oakley, Karen Kibler, Bertram Jacobs, Andres Salazar, Steve Self, Jimmy Fulp, Raphael Gottardo, Lindsey Galmin, Deborah Weiss, Anthony Cristillo, Giuseppe Pantaleo, Yves Levy
We compared the HIV-1-specific immune responses generated by targeting HIV-1 envelope protein (Env gp140) to either CD40 or LOX-1, two endocytic receptors on dendritic cells (DCs), in Rhesus macaques primed with a poxvirus vector (NYVAC-KC) expressing Env gp140. The DC-targeting vaccines, humanized recombinant monoclonal antibodies fused to Env gp140, were administered as a boost with poly ICLC adjuvant either alone or co-administered with the NYVAC-KC vector. All the DC-targeting vaccine administrations with poly ICLC increased the low-level serum anti-Env IgG responses elicited by NYVAC-KC priming significantly more (up to P =0...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196510/partial-hiv-c2v3-envelope-sequence-analysis-reveals-association-of-coreceptor-tropism-envelope-glycosylation-and-viral-genotypic-variability-among-kenyan-patients-on-haart
#8
Rose C Kitawi, Carol W Hunja, Rashid Aman, Bernhards R Ogutu, Anne W T Muigai, Gilbert O Kokwaro, Washingtone Ochieng
BACKGROUND: HIV-1 is highly variable genetically and at protein level, a property it uses to subvert antiviral immunity and treatment. The aim of this study was to assess if HIV subtype differences were associated with variations in glycosylation patterns and co-receptor tropism among HAART patients experiencing different virologic treatment outcomes. METHODS: A total of 118 HIV env C2V3 sequence isolates generated previously from 59 Kenyan patients receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) were examined for tropism and glycosylation patterns...
February 14, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194372/mir-34b-5p-suppresses-melanoma-differentiation-associated-gene-5-mda5-signaling-pathway-to-promote-avian-leukosis-virus-subgroup-j-alv-j-infected-cells-proliferaction-and-alv-j-replication
#9
Zhenhui Li, Qingbin Luo, Haiping Xu, Ming Zheng, Bahareldin Ali Abdalla, Min Feng, Bolin Cai, Xiaocui Zhang, Qinghua Nie, Xiquan Zhang
Avian leukosis virus subgroup J (ALV-J) is an oncogenic retrovirus that has a similar replication cycle to multiple viruses and therefore can be used as a model system for viral entry into host cells. However, there are few reports on the genes or microRNAs (miRNAs) that are responsible for the replication of ALV-J. Our previous miRNA and RNA sequencing data showed that the expression of miR-34b-5p was significantly upregulated in ALV-J-infected chicken spleens compared to non-infected chicken spleens, but melanoma differentiation-associated gene 5 (MDA5) had the opposite expression pattern...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179536/hiv-aids-vaccine-candidates-based-on-replication-competent-recombinant-poxvirus-nyvac-c-kc-expressing-trimeric-gp140-and-gag-derived-vlps-or-lacking-the-viral-molecule-b19-that-inhibits-type-i-interferon-activate-relevant-hiv-1-specific-b-and-t-cell-immune
#10
Juan García-Arriaza, Beatriz Perdiguero, Jonathan L Heeney, Michael S Seaman, David C Montefiori, Nicole L Yates, Georgia D Tomaras, Guido Ferrari, Kathryn E Foulds, Mario Roederer, Steven G Self, Bhavesh Borate, Raphael Gottardo, Sanjay Phogat, Jim Tartaglia, Susan W Barnett, Brian Burke, Anthony D Cristillo, Deborah E Weiss, Carter Lee, Karen V Kibler, Bertram L Jacobs, Ralf Wagner, Song Ding, Giuseppe Pantaleo, Mariano Esteban
The non-replicating attenuated poxvirus vector NYVAC expressing clade C(CN54) HIV-1 Env(gp120), Gag-Pol-Nef antigens (NYVAC-C) showed in phase I clinical trials limited immunogenicity. To enhance the capacity of the NYVAC vector to trigger broad humoral responses and a more balanced activation of CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells, here we compared the HIV-1-specific immunogenicity elicited in non-human primates immunized with two replicating NYVAC vectors that have been modified by the insertion of K1L and C7L vaccinia viral host-range genes and express clade C(ZM96) trimeric HIV-1 gp140 protein or a Gag(ZM96)-Pol-Nef(CN54) polyprotein as Gag-derived virus-like particles (termed NYVAC-C-KC)...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179429/serinc5-inhibits-hiv-1-fusion-pore-formation-by-promoting-functional-inactivation-of-envelope-glycoproteins
#11
Chetan Sood, Mariana Marin, Ajit Chande, Massimo Pizzato, Gregory B Melikyan
The host proteins, SERINC3 and SERINC5, have been recently shown to incorporate into HIV-1 particles and compromise their ability to fuse with target cells - an effect that is antagonized by the viral Nef protein. Env glycoproteins from different HIV-1 isolates exhibit a broad range of sensitivity to SERINC-mediated restriction, and the mechanism by which SERINCs interfere with HIV-1 fusion remains unclear. Here, we show that incorporation of SERINC5 into virions in the absence of Nef inhibits the formation of small fusion pores between viruses and cells...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167948/mouse-liver-sinusoidal-endothelium-eliminates-hiv-like-particles-from-blood-at-a-rate-of-100-million-per-minute-by-a-second-order-kinetic-process
#12
Jessica M Mates, Zhili Yao, Alana M Cheplowitz, Ozan Suer, Gary S Phillips, Jesse J Kwiek, Murugesan V S Rajaram, Jonghan Kim, John M Robinson, Latha P Ganesan, Clark L Anderson
We crafted human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-like particles of diameter about 140 nm, which expressed two major HIV-1 proteins, namely, env and gag gene products, and used this reagent to simulate the rate of decay of HIV from the blood stream of BALB/c male mice. We found that most (~90%) of the particles were eliminated (cleared) from the blood by the liver sinusoidal endothelial cells (LSECs), the remainder from Kupffer cells; suggesting that LSECs are the major liver scavengers for HIV clearance from blood...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166800/a-purine-rich-element-in-foamy-virus-pol-regulates-env-splicing-and-gag-pol-expression
#13
Rebecca Moschall, Sarah Denk, Steffen Erkelenz, Christian Schenk, Heiner Schaal, Jochen Bodem
BACKGROUND: The foamy viral genome encodes four central purine-rich elements localized in the integrase-coding region of pol. Previously, we have shown that the first two of these RNA elements (A and B) are required for protease dimerization and activation. The D element functions as internal polypurine tract during reverse transcription. Peters et al., described the third element (C) as essential for gag expression suggesting that it might serve as an RNA export element for the unspliced genomic transcript...
February 6, 2017: Retrovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165048/expression-of-human-endogenous-retrovirus-k-is-strongly-associated-with-the-basal-like-breast-cancer-phenotype
#14
Gary L Johanning, Gabriel G Malouf, Xiaofeng Zheng, Francisco J Esteva, John N Weinstein, Feng Wang-Johanning, Xiaoping Su
Human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs), which make up approximately 8% of the human genome, are overexpressed in some breast cancer cells and tissues but without regard to cancer subtype. We, therefore, analyzed TCGA RNA-Seq data to evaluate differences in expression of the HERV-K family in breast cancers of the various subtypes. Four HERV-K loci on different chromosomes were analyzed in basal, Her2E, LumA, and LumB breast cancer subtypes of 512 breast cancer patients with invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC). The results for all four loci showed higher HERV-K expression in the basal subtype, suggesting similar mechanisms of regulation regardless of locus...
February 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154562/indian-long-term-non-progressors-show-broad-adcc-responses-with-preferential-recognition-of-v3-region-of-envelope-and-a-region-from-tat-protein
#15
Archana Kulkarni, Swarali Kurle, Ashwini Shete, Manisha Ghate, Sheela Godbole, Vijaya Madhavi, Stephen J Kent, Ramesh Paranjape, Madhuri Thakar
HIV-specific antibody-dependent cell cytotoxicity (ADCC) is likely to be important in governing protection from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and slowing disease progression. Little is known about the ADCC responses to HIV-1 subtype C. We characterized ADCC responses in HIV-1 subtype C-infected Indian subjects with slow disease progression and identified the dominant antigenic regions recognized by these antibodies. ADCC responses were measured in plasma from 34 long-term non-progressors (LTNPs), who were asymptomatic and maintained CD4 count above 500 cells/mm(3) for the last 7 years in the absence of antiretroviral therapy (ART), and 58 ART naïve progressors with CD4 count <500 cells/mm(3) against overlapping HIV-1 peptides using a flow cytometry-based antibody-dependent natural killer (NK) cell activation assay...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151945/antigenic-characterization-of-the-human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv-1-envelope-glycoprotein-precursor-incorporated-into-nanodiscs
#16
Kristen C Witt, Luis Castillo-Menendez, Haitao Ding, Nicole Espy, Shijian Zhang, John C Kappes, Joseph Sodroski
The entry of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) into host cells is mediated by the viral envelope glycoproteins (Envs), which are derived by the proteolytic cleavage of a trimeric gp160 Env precursor. The mature Env trimer is a major target for entry inhibitors and vaccine-induced neutralizing antibodies. Env interstrain variability, conformational flexibility and heavy glycosylation contribute to evasion of the host immune response, and create challenges for structural characterization and vaccine development...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139864/role-of-autophagy-in-hiv-infection-and-pathogenesis
#17
R Nardacci, F Ciccosanti, C Marsella, G Ippolito, M Piacentini, G M Fimia
The aim of autophagy is to re-establish homeostasis in response to a variety of stress conditions. By forming double-membrane vesicles, autophagy engulfs damaged or superfluous cytoplasmic material and recycles degradation products for new synthesis or energy production. Of note, the same mechanism is used to capture pathogens and has important implications in both innate and adaptive immunity. To establish a chronic infection, pathogens have therefore evolved multiple mechanisms to evade autophagy-mediated degradation...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133796/germline-targeting-immunogens
#18
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Leonidas Stamatatos, Marie Pancera, Andrew T McGuire
In 2009, Dimitrov's group reported that the inferred germline (iGL) forms of several HIV-1 broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) did not display measurable binding to a recombinant gp140 Env protein (derived from the dual-tropic 89.6 virus), which was efficiently recognized by the mature (somatically mutated) antibodies. At that time, a small number of bNAbs were available, but in the following years, the implementation of high-throughput B-cell isolation and sequencing assays and of screening methodologies facilitated the isolation of greater numbers of bNAbs from infected subjects...
January 2017: Immunological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132881/monocyte-lymphocyte-fusion-induced-by-the-hiv-1-envelope-generates-functional-heterokaryons-with-an-activated-monocyte-like-phenotype
#19
David Martínez-Méndez, Evelyn Rivera-Toledo, Enrique Ortega, Ileana Licona-Limón, Leonor Huerta
Enveloped viruses induce cell-cell fusion when infected cells expressing viral envelope proteins interact with target cells, or through the contact of cell-free viral particles with adjoining target cells. CD4(+) T lymphocytes and cells from the monocyte-macrophage lineage express receptors for HIV envelope protein. We have previously reported that lymphoid Jurkat T cells expressing the HIV-1 envelope protein (Env) can fuse with THP-1 monocytic cells, forming heterokaryons with a predominantly myeloid phenotype...
January 27, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128856/experimental-arthritis-in-the-rat-induced-by-the-superantigen-staphylococcal-enterotoxin-a-sea
#20
Kristina Gerlach, Christian Tomuschat, Rainer Finke, Martin Sebastian Staege, Christine Brütting, Jörg Brandt, Berit Jordan, René Schwesig, Angela Rosemeier, Karl-Stefan Delank, Malte Erich Kornhuber, Alexander Emmer
The pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is incompletely understood. Human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs) and their superantigenic envelope protein (env) have been implicated in the pathogenesis of RA. In the present investigation the arthritogenic potential of the superantigen Staphylococcal enterotoxin A (SEA) has been investigated. In the present investigation, the bacterial superantigen Staphylococcal enterotoxin A (SEA) was injected into the right knee joint of 15 Lewis rats. Further 9 animals received saline...
January 27, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
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