A short segment of the HIV 1 gp120 V1 V2 region is a major determinant of resistance to V1 V2 neutralizing antibodies
Antibody PG9 is a prototypical member of a class of V1/V2-directed antibodies that effectively neutralizes diverse strains of HIV-1. We analyzed strain-specific resistance to PG9 using sequence and structural information. For multiply resistant strains, mutations in a short segment of V1/V2 resulted in gain of sensitivity to PG9 and related V1/V2 neutralizing antibodies, suggesting both a common mechanism of HIV-1 resistance to and a common mode of recognition by this class of antibodies.
Doria-Rose NA, Georgiev I, O'Dell S, Chuang GY, Staupe RP, McLellan JS, Gorman J, Pancera M, Bonsignori M, Haynes BF, Burton DR, Koff WC, Kwong PD, Mascola JR
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