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Structural Insights on the Role of Antibodies in HIV-1 Vaccine and Therapy

West, Anthony P., Jr. and Scharf, Louise and Scheid, Johannes F. and Klein, Florian and Bjorkman, Pamela J. and Nussenzweig, Michel C. (2014) Structural Insights on the Role of Antibodies in HIV-1 Vaccine and Therapy. Cell, 156 (4). pp. 633-648. ISSN 0092-8674. PMCID PMC4041625.

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Despite 30 years of effort, there is no effective vaccine for HIV-1. However, antibodies can prevent HIV-1 infection in humanized mice and macaques when passively transferred. New single-cell-based methods have uncovered many broad and potent donor-derived antibodies, and structural studies have revealed the molecular bases for their activities. The new data suggest why such antibodies are difficult to elicit and inform HIV-1 vaccine development efforts. In addition to protecting against infection, the newly identified antibodies can suppress active infections in mice and macaques, suggesting they could be valuable additions to anti-HIV-1 therapies and to strategies to eradicate HIV-1 infection.

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Bjorkman, Pamela J.0000-0002-2277-3990
Nussenzweig, Michel C.0000-0003-0592-8564
Additional Information:© 2014 Elsevier Inc. Available online 13 February 2014. We thank Susan Zolla-Pazner for helpful discussions and critical review. This work was supported by a Collaboration for AIDS Vaccine Discovery (CAVD) grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (Grant ID: 1040753 to P.J.B. and M.C.N.), National Institutes of Health grant HIVRAD P01 AI100148 (P.J.B. and M.C.N.) and award number DP1OD006961 (to P.J.B.), NIH Center for HIV/AID Vaccine Immunology and Immunogen Discovery (CHAVI-ID) 1UM1 AI100663-01 (M.C.N.), and the American Cancer Society (Grant PF-13-076-01-MPC to L.S.). F.K. was supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
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Collaboration for AIDS Vaccine DiscoveryUNSPECIFIED
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation1040753
NIH1UM1 AI100663-01
American Cancer SocietyPF-13-076-01-MPC
Stavros Niarchos FoundationUNSPECIFIED
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PubMed Central ID:PMC4041625
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Official Citation:West Jr, Anthony P., Scharf, L., Scheid, Johannes F., Klein, F., Bjorkman, Pamela J., & Nussenzweig, Michel C. (2014). Structural Insights on the Role of Antibodies in HIV-1 Vaccine and Therapy. Cell, 156(4), 633-648. doi:
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