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ID 47049
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Inoue, Yoshio
Kanamori, Tatsuyuki
Fujimoto, Yasuhiro
Yoshida, Tetsuya
subject
human immunodeficiency virus
cell-to-cell transmission
syncytium formation
de novo DNA synthesis
NDC
Medical sciences
abstract
The cell-to-cell transmission of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) was studied using MOLT-4 cells chronically infected with a variant strain of HIV-1SF-2 (MOLT-4/HIV-1SF-2H) and CD4+ human lymphoid MT-4 cells. MOLT-4/HIV-1SF-2H cells produced less than 1 TCID50 infectious particles per 105 cells per day as determined by the cytopathogenicity in MT-4 cells. However, the expression of envelope glycoproteins gp120 and gp41 on the MOLT-4/HIV-1SF-2H cell membrane was satisfactory for syncytium formation with the uninfected MOLT-4 cells. When MOLT-4/HIV-1SF-2H and MT-4 cells were co-cultured, severe cytopathogenicity was observed in MT-4 cells without being accompanied by the formation of multi-nucleated cells. Thus, the system consisting of MOLT-4/HIV-1SF-2H and MT-4 cells is convenient for exclusive study of the mechanism of cell-to-cell transmission of HIV-1. Using various compounds, it was confirmed that cell-to-cell transmission required both gp120/gp41-CD4 binding and de novo DNA synthesis.
journal title
Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin
volume
Volume 18
issue
Issue 6
start page
920
end page
922
date of issued
1995-06-15
publisher
The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
issn
0918-6158
1347-5215
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publisher doi
language
eng
nii type
Journal Article
HU type
Journal Articles
DCMI type
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format
application/pdf
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publisher
rights
© 1995 Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
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department
Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences