Article: article from journal or magazin.
Effects of membrane lipid and fluidity modifications on HIV-1 infectibility of primate lymphocytes in vitro.
Although most non-human primates, except the chimpanzee and the gibbon in vivo are not infectible by HIV-1, lymphocytes of several of these species can be infected by HIV-1 in vitro. In order to investigate whether the in vitro infectibility of primate lymphocytes might be attributed to plasma membrane adaptation processes or to serum factors, we compared HIV-1 infectibility of cultivated peripheral blood lymphocytes of macaques and of baboons on day one and on day ten of cultivation. These data were correlated to plasma membrane lipid composition and membrane fluidity. We found a correlation between increased HIV-1 in vitro infectibility and changes in plasma membrane lipid composition resulting in decreased membrane fluidity of cultured primate lymphocytes.
Animals, HIV-1/physiology, Lymphocytes/microbiology, Lymphocytes/physiology, Macaca radiata, Membrane Fluidity/physiology, Membrane Fusion/physiology, Membrane Lipids/metabolism, Papio, Receptors, HIV/physiology, Virus Replication/physiology
Last modification date