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Evaluation of the Cytopathicity (Fusion/Hemifusion) of Patient-Derived HIV-1 Envelope Glycoproteins Comparing Two Effector Cell Lines.
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PMID:  22427259     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein (Env) is a major determinant of viral pathogenicity. The evaluation of the biological properties of patient-derived envelopes by comparing two effector cell lines (293T and HeLa) is reported. A standard cell-to-cell fusion assay was used to evaluate fusogenicity, whereas a coculture with CD4(+) cells was used to evaluate absolute cell loss, single cell death, and hemifusion events. Fusion and absolute cell loss assays showed that Env-expressing 293T and HeLa cells had different fusion efficiencies; fusion was magnified in 293T cells despite a significantly lower cell-surface Env expression. Conversely, gp41-mediated single cell death and hemifusion induced in CD4(+) cells by 293T-Env-positive cells were significantly lower than that induced by HeLa-Env-positive cells. These data showed that the effector cell line used in the in vitro assays is crucial, and a combination of assays is recommended to evaluate the biological properties of patient-derived envelope glycoproteins: preferentially, 293T-Env-positive cells for the evaluation of fusogenicity and HeLa-Env-positive cells for the evaluation of cell death parameters. The combination of assays described in our work could be a valuable tool for dual screenings of large collections of primary Envs or Env mutants and drugs acting on these Envs.
Francesc Cunyat; Marta Curriu; Silvia Marfil; Elisabet García; Bonaventura Clotet; Julià Blanco; Cecilia Cabrera
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of biomolecular screening     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1552-454X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
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Created Date:  2012-3-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9612112     Medline TA:  J Biomol Screen     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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