Marras D, Bruggeman LA, Gao F, et al. Replication and compartmentalization of HIV-1 in kidney epithelium of patients with HIV-associated nephropathy

Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicien, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA.
Nature Medicine (Impact Factor: 27.36). 06/2002; 8(5):522-6. DOI: 10.1038/nm0502-522
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HIV-associated nephropathy is a clinicopathologic entity that includes proteinuria, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis often of the collapsing variant, and microcystic tubulointerstitial disease. Increasing evidence supports a role for HIV-1 infection of renal epithelium in the pathogenesis of HIV-associated nephropathy. Using in situ hybridization, we previously demonstrated HIV-1 gag and nef mRNA in renal epithelial cells of patients with HIV-associated nephropathy. Here, to investigate whether renal epithelial cells were productively infected by HIV-1, we examined renal tissue for the presence of HIV-1 DNA and mRNA by in situ hybridization and PCR, and we molecularly characterized the HIV-1 quasispecies in the renal compartment. Infected renal epithelial cells were removed by laser-capture microdissection from biopsies of two patients, DNA was extracted, and HIV-1 V3-loop or gp120-envelope sequences were amplified from individually dissected cells by nested PCR. Phylogenetic analysis of kidney-derived sequences as well as corresponding sequences from peripheral blood mononuclear cells of the same patients revealed evidence of tissue-specific viral evolution. In phylogenetic trees constructed from V3 and gp120 sequences, kidney-derived sequences formed tissue-specific subclusters within the radiation of blood mononuclear cell-derived viral sequences from both patients. These data, along with the detection of HIV-1-specific proviral DNA and mRNA in tubular epithelium cells, argue strongly for localized replication of HIV-1 in the kidney and the existence of a renal viral reservoir.

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    • "Renal biopsy data suggest that HIV-associated nephropathy (HIVAN) is the outcome of HIV-1 infection of kidney cells (Bruggeman and Nelson, 2009; Marras et al., 2002; Mikulak et al., 2010). However, kidney cells do not carry conventional HIV-1 receptors (Eitner et al., 2000); therefore, the route of HIV-1 entry into renal cell was not clear for a long time (Marras et al., 2002). Recently, enodocytic pathway for HIV-1 entry has been demonstrated to be an important mode of infection in several cells (Dezzutti et al., 2001; Li et al., 2007; Meng et al., 2003; Vidricaire et al., 2003). "
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    • "This is because there are many instances of HIV-1 infection where either the primary and/or co-receptors are missing from the infected cell. Indeed, HIV-1-infected CD4 negative -cells have been identified in vivo, including various brain cells (Pumarola-Sune et al., 1987, Ward et al., 1987, Wiley et al., 1986)epithelial cells (Nelson et al., 1988), cardiomyocytes (Barbaro et al., 1998), CD4 negative -lymphocytes (Livingstone et al., 1996, Saha et al., 2001a), renal tubular epithelial cells(Marras et al., 2002, Wyatt & Klotman, 2007), hepatocytes (Fromentin et al., 2011) and thymocytes (Kitchen et al., 1997). HIV-1 has also been shown to infect CD4-negative neural and epithelial cells in vitro, although not productively (Clapham et al., 1989, Tateno et al., 1989). "

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    • "Gp120 coreceptor binding sites of CD4-independent HIV-1 variants are exposed before the CD4 binding, and the CD4-independent gp120 directly interacts with the coreceptor for the entry [5]. It has been reported that CD4-negative cells such as liver, kidney, and CD8+ T cells are infected with the CD4-independent HIV-1 in AIDS patients, and such CD4-independent variants are thought to be associated with hepatitis, nephropathy, and CD8+ T cell dysfunction in AIDS patients [6], [8], [9], [10]. Almost all simple retroviruses, including murine leukemia viruses (MLVs), recognize multiple membrane-spanning proteins as the HIV-1 coreceptors. "
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