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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667004/the-development-of-hiv-vaccines-targeting-gp41-membrane-proximal-external-region-mper-challenges-and-prospects
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REVIEW
Huan Liu, Xiaojie Su, Lulu Si, Lu Lu, Shibo Jiang
A human immunodeficiency virus type-1 (HIV-1) vaccine which is able to effectively prevent infection would be the most powerful method of extinguishing pandemic of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Yet, achieving such vaccine remains great challenges. The membrane-proximal external region (MPER) is a highly conserved region of the envelope glycoprotein (Env) gp41 subunit near the viral envelope surface, and it plays a key role in membrane fusion. It is also the target of some reported broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs)...
April 17, 2018: Protein & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618644/molecular-basis-of-unusually-high-neutralization-resistance-in-tier-3-hiv-1-strain-253-11
#2
Thandeka Moyo, June Ereño-Orbea, Rajesh Abraham Jacob, Clara E Pavillet, Samuel Mundia Kariuki, Emily N Tangie, Jean-Philippe Julien, Jeffrey R Dorfman
Understanding the mechanisms used by HIV-1 to evade antibody neutralization may contribute to the design of a high-coverage vaccine. The tier 3 virus 253-11, is poorly neutralized by subtype-matched and subtype C sera, even when compared to other tier 3 viruses, and is also recognized poorly by V3/glycan targeting monoclonal antibodies. We found that sequence polymorphism in the V3 loop and N-linked glycosylation sites only minimally contribute to the high neutralization resistance of 253-11. Interestingly, the 253-11 membrane proximal external region (MPER) is rarely recognized by sera in the context of the wild-type virus, but is commonly recognized in the context of an HIV-2 chimeric virus, suggesting steric or kinetic hindrance of binding to MPER in the native Env...
April 4, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29558468/characterization-of-broadly-neutralizing-antibody-responses-to-hiv-1-in-a-cohort-of-long-term-non-progressors
#3
Nuria González, Krisha McKee, Rebecca M Lynch, Ivelin S Georgiev, Laura Jimenez, Eulalia Grau, Eloísa Yuste, Peter D Kwong, John R Mascola, José Alcamí
BACKGROUND: Only a small fraction of HIV-1-infected patients develop broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs), a process generally associated to chronic antigen stimulation. It has been described that rare aviremic HIV-1-infected patients can generate bNAbs but this issue remains controversial. To address this matter we have assessed bNAb responses in a large cohort of long-term non-progressors (LTNPs) with low or undetectable viremia. METHODS: Samples from the LTNP cohort of the Spanish AIDS Research Network (87 elite and 42 viremic controllers) and a control population of 176 viremic typical-progressors (TPs) were screened for bNAbs using Env-recombinant viruses...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29496992/distinct-functions-for-the-membrane-proximal-ectodomain-region-mper-of-hiv-1-gp41-in-cell-free-and-cell-cell-viral-transmission-and-cell-cell-fusion
#4
Vani G S Narasimhulu, Anna K Bellamy-McIntyre, Annamarie E Laumaea, Chan-Sien Lay, David N Harrison, Hannah A D King, Heidi E Drummer, Pantelis Poumbourios
HIV-1 is spread by cell-free virions and by cell-cell viral transfer. We asked whether the structure and function of a broad neutralizing antibody (bNAb) epitope, the membrane-proximal ectodomain region (MPER) of the viral gp41 transmembrane glycoprotein, differ in cell-free and cell-cell transmitted viruses and whether this difference could be related to Ab neutralization sensitivity. Whereas cell-free viruses bearing W666A and I675A substitutions in the MPER lacked infectivity, cell-associated mutant viruses were able to initiate robust spreading infection...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29495537/dna-vaccine-encoded-flagellin-can-be-used-as-an-adjuvant-scaffold-to-augment-hiv-1-gp41-membrane-proximal-external-region-immunogenicity
#5
Lara Ajamian, Luca Melnychuk, Patrick Jean-Pierre, Gerasimos J Zaharatos
Flagellin's potential as a vaccine adjuvant has been increasingly explored over the last three decades. Monomeric flagellin proteins are the only known agonists of Toll-like receptor 5 (TLR5). This interaction evokes a pro-inflammatory state that impacts upon both innate and adaptive immunity. While pathogen associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) like flagellin have been used as stand-alone adjuvants that are co-delivered with antigen, some investigators have demonstrated a distinct advantage to incorporating antigen epitopes within the structure of flagellin itself...
February 27, 2018: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29491415/rational-design-of-a-trispecific-antibody-targeting-the-hiv-1-env-with-elevated-anti-viral-activity
#6
James J Steinhardt, Javier Guenaga, Hannah L Turner, Krisha McKee, Mark K Louder, Sijy O'Dell, Chi-I Chiang, Lin Lei, Andrey Galkin, Alexander K Andrianov, Nicole A Doria-Rose, Robert T Bailer, Andrew B Ward, John R Mascola, Yuxing Li
HIV-1 broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) are being explored as passively administered therapeutic and preventative agents. However, the extensively diversified HIV-1 envelope glycoproteins (Env) rapidly acquire mutations to evade individual bNAbs in monotherapy regimens. The use of a "single" agent to simultaneously target distinct Env epitopes is desirable to overcome viral diversity. Here, we report the use of tandem single-chain variable fragment (ScFv) domains of two bNAbs, specific for the CD4-binding site and V3 glycan patch, to form anti-HIV-1 bispecific ScFvs (Bi-ScFvs)...
February 28, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29477358/exposure-of-the-hiv-1-broadly-neutralizing-antibody-10e8-mper-epitope-on-the-membrane-surface-by-gp41-transmembrane-domain-scaffolds
#7
Victoria Oakes, Johana Torralba, Edurne Rujas, José L Nieva, Carmen Domene, Beatriz Apellaniz
The 10E8 antibody achieves near-pan neutralization of HIV-1 by targeting the remarkably conserved gp41 membrane-proximal external region (MPER) and the connected transmembrane domain (TMD) of the HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein (Env). Thus, recreating the structure that generates 10E8-like antibodies is a major goal of the rational design of anti-HIV vaccines. Unfortunately, high-resolution information of this segment in the native Env is lacking, limiting our understanding of the behavior of the crucial 10E8 epitope residues...
February 22, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458681/broad-neutralization-response-in-a-subset-of-hiv-1-subtype-c-infected-viraemic-non-progressors-from-southern-india
#8
Paneerselvam Nandagopal, Jayanta Bhattacharya, Aylur K Srikrishnan, Rajat Goyal, Chinnambedu Ravichandran Swathirajan, Shilpa Patil, Shanmugam Saravanan, Suprit Deshpande, Ramachandran Vignesh, Sunil Suhas Solomon, Nikhil Singla, Joyeeta Mukherjee, Kailapuri G Murugavel
Broadly neutralizing antibodies (bnAbs) have been considered to be potent therapeutic tools and potential vaccine candidates to enable protection against various clades of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The generation of bnAbs has been associated with enhanced exposure to antigen, high viral load and low CD4+ T cell counts, among other factors. However, only limited data are available on the generation of bnAbs in viraemic non-progressors that demonstrate moderate to high viraemia. Further, since HIV-1 subtype C viruses account for more than 50 % of global HIV infections, the identification of bnAbs with novel specificities is crucial to enable the development of potent tools to aid in HIV therapy and prevention...
February 5, 2018: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439644/potential-hiv-1-fusion-inhibitors-mimicking-gp41-specific-broadly-neutralizing-antibody-10e8-in-silico-discovery-and-prediction-of-antiviral-potency
#9
Alexander M Andrianov, Ivan A Kashyn, Alexander V Tuzikov
An integrated computational approach to in silico drug design was used to identify novel HIV-1 fusion inhibitor scaffolds mimicking broadly neutralizing antibody (bNab) 10E8 targeting the membrane proximal external region (MPER) of the HIV-1 gp41 protein. This computer-based approach included (i) generation of pharmacophore models representing 3D-arrangements of chemical functionalities that make bNAb 10E8 active towards the gp41 MPER segment, (ii) shape and pharmacophore-based identification of the 10E8-mimetic candidates by a web-oriented virtual screening platform pepMMsMIMIC, (iii) high-throughput docking of the identified compounds with the gp41 MPER peptide, and (iv) molecular dynamics simulations of the docked structures followed by binding free energy calculations...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29386285/functional-optimization-of-broadly-neutralizing-hiv-1-antibody-10e8-by-promoting-membrane-interactions
#10
Edurne Rujas, Daniel P Leaman, Sara Insausti, Lei Ortigosa-Pascual, Lei Zhang, Michael B Zwick, José L Nieva
The 10E8 antibody targets a helical epitope in the membrane-proximal external region (MPER) and transmembrane domain (TMD) of the envelope glycoprotein (Env) subunit gp41, and is among the broadest known neutralizing antibodies against HIV-1. Accordingly, this antibody and its mechanism of action valuably inform the design of effective vaccines and immunotherapies. 10E8 exhibits unusual adaptations to attain specific, high-affinity binding to the MPER at the viral membrane interface. Reversing charge of the basic paratope surface (from net positive to net negative) reportedly lowered its neutralization potency...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345922/efficient-fusion-at-neutral-ph-by-human-immunodeficiency-virus-gp41-trimers-containing-the-fusion-peptide-and-transmembrane-domains
#11
S Liang, P U Ratnayake, C Keinath, L Jia, R Wolfe, A Ranaweera, D P Weliky
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is membrane-enveloped, and an initial infection step is joining/fusion of viral and cell membranes. This step is catalyzed by gp41, which is a single-pass integral viral membrane protein. The protein contains an ∼170-residue ectodomain located outside the virus that is important for fusion and includes the fusion peptide (FP), N-helix, loop, C-helix, and viral membrane-proximal external region (MPER). The virion initially has noncovalent complexes between three gp41 ectodomains and three gp120 proteins...
February 20, 2018: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343613/restricted-hiv-1-env-glycan-engagement-by-lectin-reengineered-davei-protein-chimera-is-sufficient-for-lytic-inactivation-of-the-virus
#12
Bibek Parajuli, Kriti Acharya, Harry C Bach, Bijay Parajuli, Shiyu Zhang, Amos B Smith, Cameron F Abrams, Irwin Chaiken
We previously reported first generation recombinant DAVEI construct, a dual action virus entry inhibitor composed of cyanovirin-N (CVN) fused to a membrane proximal external region (MPER) or its derivative peptide Trp3. DAVEI exhibits potent and irreversible inactivation of HIV-1 viruses by dual engagement of gp120 and gp41. However, the promiscuity of CVN to associate with multiple glycosylation sites in gp120 and its multivalency limit current understanding of the molecular arrangement of the DAVEI molecules on trimeric spike...
January 17, 2018: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237833/neutralizing-activity-of-broadly-neutralizing-anti-hiv-1-antibodies-against-clade-b-clinical-isolates-produced-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells
#13
Yehuda Z Cohen, Julio C C Lorenzi, Michael S Seaman, Lilian Nogueira, Till Schoofs, Lisa Krassnig, Allison Butler, Katrina Millard, Tomas Fitzsimons, Xiaoju Daniell, Juan P Dizon, Irina Shimeliovich, David C Montefiori, Marina Caskey, Michel C Nussenzweig
Recently discovered broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) against HIV-1 demonstrate extensive breadth and potency against diverse HIV-1 strains and represent a promising approach for the treatment and prevention of HIV-1 infection. The breadth and potency of these antibodies have primarily been evaluated by using panels of HIV-1 Env-pseudotyped viruses produced in 293T cells expressing molecularly cloned Env proteins. Here we report on the ability of five bNAbs currently in clinical development to neutralize circulating primary HIV-1 isolates derived from peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and compare the results to those obtained with the pseudovirus panels used to characterize the bNAbs...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046160/construction-and-production-of-hiv-vlp-harboring-mper-v3-for-potential-vaccine-study
#14
Fatemeh Tohidi, Seyed Mehdi Sadat, Azam Bolhassani, Ramin Yaghobi
Vaccine against HIV-1 is not currently available. In present, Virus like particles (VLPs) as effective strategy was used in several vaccine developing. Two conserved sequences; V3 loop of gp120 and the membrane-proximal external region (MPER) of gp41 are dominant sites for vaccine studies. In this study, we used fusion gene of MPER and V3 to product recombinant VLPs and introduced a novel retroviral VLPs harboring high copy of MPER-V3 for HIV-1 vaccine design. The pEGFP-N1 plasmid harboring MPER-V3 sequence with Vpr linker was constructed...
October 17, 2017: Current HIV Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970835/immunologic-insights-on-the-membrane-proximal-external-region-a-major-human-immunodeficiency-virus-type-1-vaccine-target
#15
REVIEW
Luis M Molinos-Albert, Bonaventura Clotet, Julià Blanco, Jorge Carrillo
Broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) targeting conserved regions within the human immunodeficiency virus type-1 (HIV-1) envelope glycoprotein (Env) can be generated by the human immune system and their elicitation by vaccination will be a key point to protect against the wide range of viral diversity. The membrane proximal external region (MPER) is a highly conserved region within the Env gp41 subunit, plays a major role in membrane fusion and is targeted by naturally induced bNAbs. Therefore, the MPER is considered as an attractive vaccine target...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931639/trispecific-broadly-neutralizing-hiv-antibodies-mediate-potent-shiv-protection-in-macaques
#16
Ling Xu, Amarendra Pegu, Ercole Rao, Nicole Doria-Rose, Jochen Beninga, Krisha McKee, Dana M Lord, Ronnie R Wei, Gejing Deng, Mark Louder, Stephen D Schmidt, Zachary Mankoff, Lan Wu, Mangaiarkarasi Asokan, Christian Beil, Christian Lange, Wulf Dirk Leuschner, Jochen Kruip, Rebecca Sendak, Young Do Kwon, Tongqing Zhou, Xuejun Chen, Robert T Bailer, Keyun Wang, Misook Choe, Lawrence J Tartaglia, Dan H Barouch, Sijy O'Dell, John-Paul Todd, Dennis R Burton, Mario Roederer, Mark Connors, Richard A Koup, Peter D Kwong, Zhi-Yong Yang, John R Mascola, Gary J Nabel
The development of an effective AIDS vaccine has been challenging because of viral genetic diversity and the difficulty of generating broadly neutralizing antibodies (bnAbs). We engineered trispecific antibodies (Abs) that allow a single molecule to interact with three independent HIV-1 envelope determinants: the CD4 binding site, the membrane-proximal external region (MPER), and the V1V2 glycan site. Trispecific Abs exhibited higher potency and breadth than any previously described single bnAb, showed pharmacokinetics similar to those of human bnAbs, and conferred complete immunity against a mixture of simian-human immunodeficiency viruses (SHIVs) in nonhuman primates, in contrast to single bnAbs...
October 6, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874543/structure-of-the-ebola-virus-envelope-protein-mper-tm-domain-and-its-interaction-with-the-fusion-loop-explains-their-fusion-activity
#17
Jinwoo Lee, David A Nyenhuis, Elizabeth A Nelson, David S Cafiso, Judith M White, Lukas K Tamm
Ebolavirus (EBOV), an enveloped filamentous RNA virus causing severe hemorrhagic fever, enters cells by macropinocytosis and membrane fusion in a late endosomal compartment. Fusion is mediated by the EBOV envelope glycoprotein GP, which consists of subunits GP1 and GP2. GP1 binds to cellular receptors, including Niemann-Pick C1 (NPC1) protein, and GP2 is responsible for low pH-induced membrane fusion. Proteolytic cleavage and NPC1 binding at endosomal pH lead to conformational rearrangements of GP2 that include exposing the hydrophobic fusion loop (FL) for insertion into the cellular target membrane and forming a six-helix bundle structure...
September 19, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783671/potent-and-broad-hiv-neutralizing-antibodies-in-memory-b-cells-and-plasma
#18
LaTonya D Williams, Gilad Ofek, Sebastian Schätzle, Jonathan R McDaniel, Xiaozhi Lu, Nathan I Nicely, Liming Wu, Caleb S Lougheed, Todd Bradley, Mark K Louder, Krisha McKee, Robert T Bailer, Sijy O'Dell, Ivelin S Georgiev, Michael S Seaman, Robert J Parks, Dawn J Marshall, Kara Anasti, Guang Yang, Xiaoyan Nie, Nancy L Tumba, Kevin Wiehe, Kshitij Wagh, Bette Korber, Thomas B Kepler, S Munir Alam, Lynn Morris, Gift Kamanga, Myron S Cohen, Mattia Bonsignori, Shi-Mao Xia, David C Montefiori, Garnett Kelsoe, Feng Gao, John R Mascola, M Anthony Moody, Kevin O Saunders, Hua-Xin Liao, Georgia D Tomaras, George Georgiou, Barton F Haynes
Induction of broadly neutralizing antibodies (bnAbs) is a goal of HIV-1 vaccine development. Antibody 10E8, reactive with the distal portion of the membrane-proximal external region (MPER) of HIV-1 gp41, is broadly neutralizing. However, the ontogeny of distal MPER antibodies and the relationship of memory B cell to plasma bnAbs are poorly understood. HIV-1-specific memory B cell flow sorting and proteomic identification of anti-MPER plasma antibodies from an HIV-1-infected individual were used to isolate broadly neutralizing distal MPER bnAbs of the same B cell clonal lineage...
January 27, 2017: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521215/adaptation-of-hiv-1-to-cells-with-low-expression-of-the-ccr5-coreceptor
#19
Nicole Espy, Beatriz Pacheco, Joseph Sodroski
The binding of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) envelope glycoprotein (Env) trimer ((gp120/gp41)3 ) to the receptors CD4 and CCR5 triggers virus entry into host cells. To identify Env regions that respond to CCR5 binding, HIV-1 was serially passaged on a CD4-positive canine cell line expressing progressively lower levels of CCR5. HIV-1 replication was observed in cells expressing ~1300 CCR5 molecules/cell. Env changes that conferred this low-CCR5 replication phenotype were located outside of the known CCR5-binding region of the gp120 Env subunit and did not apparently increase CCR5 binding affinity...
August 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436427/broad-and-potent-cross-clade-neutralizing-antibodies-with-multiple-specificities-in-the-plasma-of-hiv-1-subtype-c-infected-individuals
#20
Narayanaiah Cheedarla, K Lucia Precilla, Hemalatha Babu, K K Vidya Vijayan, Manickam Ashokkumar, Padmapriyadarsini Chandrasekaran, Nandagopal Kailasam, Jagadish Chandrabose Sundaramurthi, Soumya Swaminathan, Viswanath Buddolla, S Kalyanaraman Vaniambadi, V D Ramanathan, Luke Elizabeth Hanna
Broadly Cross clade Neutralizing (BCN) antibodies are recognized as potential therapeutic tools and leads for the design of a vaccine that can protect human beings against various clades of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). In the present study, we screened plasma of 88 HIV-1 infected ART naïve individuals for their neutralization potential using a standard panel of 18 pseudoviruses belonging to different subtypes and different levels of neutralization. We identified 12 samples with good breadth of neutralization (neutralized >90% of the viruses)...
April 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
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