Article

An HIV-1 resistance polymorphism in TRIM5α gene among Chinese intravenous drug users.

Key Laboratory of Animal Models and Human Disease Mechanisms of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Yunnan Province, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Kunming, Yunnan, China.
JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (Impact Factor: 4.65). 11/2010; 56(4):306-11. DOI: 10.1097/QAI.0b013e318205a59b
Source: PubMed

ABSTRACT TRIM5α has species-specific restriction activity against replication of many retroviruses, including HIV-1. Though human also express TRIM5α protein, it is less potent in suppressing infection of HIV-1 than most orthologs of other nonhuman primates. Previous association studies suggested that polymorphisms in TRIM5α gene might protect against HIV-1 infection. However, the exact variation accounting for this protective effect was not certain.
One thousand two hundred ninety-four Chinese intravenous drug users (IDUs), including 1011 Hans and 283 Dai subjects, were investigated for sequence variations in TRIM5α and association with HIV-1 resistance. Resequencing of the putative functional domains in exon2 and exon8 was carried out in 1151 subjects, along with exon2 resequencing in a further 143 HIV-1-infected IDUs.
We identified 14 different nucleotide variants, including 4 with minor allele frequency >0.05. We observed that the frequency of 43Y homozygote in seronegative IDUs was significantly higher than that in the HIV-1-infected IDUs, suggesting a protective effect among the homozygote subjects [odds ratio (95% confidence interval) = 0.46 (0.22 to 0.94), P = 0.033, Mantel-Haenszel test].
we concluded that H43Y might account for the HIV-1 resistance due to TRIM5α gene in Chinese IDUs.

0 Bookmarks
 · 
56 Views
  • Source
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: The expression of certain HLA class I alleles, including HLA-B*27 and HLA-B*57, is associated with better control of HIV-1 infection, but the mechanisms responsible are not fully understood. We sought evidence that pressure from the human restriction factor TRIM5α (hTRIM5α) could contribute to viral control. The hTRIM5α sensitivity of viruses from both HLA-B*57+ and HLA-B*27+ patients who spontaneously controlled viral replication, but not viruses from viremic patients expressing these alleles, was significantly greater than that of viruses from patients not expressing these protective HLA-B alleles. Overall, a significant negative correlation between hTRIM5α sensitivity and viral load was observed. In HLA-B*57+ patients, the T242N mutation in the HLA-B*57-restricted TW10 CTL epitope was strongly associated with hTRIM5α sensitivity. In HLA-B*27+ controllers, hTRIM5α sensitivity was associated with a significant reduction in emergence of key CTL mutations. In several patients, viral evolution to avoid hTRIM5α sensitivity was observed, but could be associated with reduced viral replicative capacity. Thus, in individuals expressing protective HLA-B alleles, the combined pressures exerted by CTL, hTRIM5α and capsid structural constraints can prevent viral escape both by impeding the selection of necessary resistance/compensatory mutations, and forcing the selection of escape mutations that increase hTRIM5α sensitivity or impair viral replicative capacity.
    Journal of Virology 07/2013; · 5.08 Impact Factor
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: Numerous in vitro studies attribute to human TRIM5α some modest anti-HIV-1 activity and human population studies suggest some differential effect of TRIM5α polymorphisms on disease progression. If the activity of TRIM5α were relevant in vivo, it could result in positive selection on the viral capsid. To address this issue, we identified 10 positively selected sites in HIV-1 capsid from multiple viral strains and generated 17 clade B viruses carrying a minor (i.e. low frequency) residue or an alanine at those positions. All recombinant viruses were susceptible to the modest effect of common human TRIM5α and allelic variants R136Q, and H419Y; H43Y and G249D TRIM5α were generally inactive. Increased sensitivity to TRIM5α was observed for some capsid variants, suggesting that minor residues are selected against in human populations. On the other hand, the modest potency of human TRIM5α does not translate in escape mutations in the viral capsid.
    Virology 04/2013; · 3.35 Impact Factor
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
    ABSTRACT: Type I interferon (IFN-I) play a critical role in the innate immune response against viral infections. They actively participate in antiviral immunity by inducing molecular mechanisms of viral restriction and by limiting the spread of the infection, but they also orchestrate the initial phases of the adaptive immune response and influence the quality of T cell immunity. During infection with the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1), the production of and response to IFN-I may be severely altered by the lymphotropic nature of the virus. In this review I consider the different aspects of virus sensing, IFN-I production, signalling, and effects on target cells, with a particular focus on the alterations observed following HIV-1 infection.
    Scientifica. 01/2013; 2013:580968.