Passive transfer of modest titers of potent and broadly neutralizing anti-HIV monoclonal antibodies block SHIV infection in macaques.

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It is widely appreciated that effective human vaccines directed against viral pathogens elicit neutralizing antibodies (NAbs). The passive transfer of anti-HIV-1 NAbs conferring sterilizing immunity to macaques has been used to determine the plasma neutralization titers, which must be present at the time of exposure, to prevent acquisition of SIV/HIV chimeric virus (SHIV) infections. We administered five recently isolated potent and broadly acting anti-HIV neutralizing monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) to rhesus macaques and challenged them intrarectally 24 h later with either of two different R5-tropic SHIVs. By combining the results obtained from 60 challenged animals, we determined that the protective neutralization titer in plasma preventing virus infection in 50% of the exposed monkeys was relatively modest (∼1:100) and potentially achievable by vaccination.

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Cited Authors

  • Shingai, M; Donau, OK; Plishka, RJ; Buckler-White, A; Mascola, JR; Nabel, GJ; Nason, MC; Montefiori, D; Moldt, B; Poignard, P; Diskin, R; Bjorkman, PJ; Eckhaus, MA; Klein, F; Mouquet, H; Cetrulo Lorenzi, JC; Gazumyan, A; Burton, DR; Nussenzweig, MC; Martin, MA; Nishimura, Y

Published Date

  • September 22, 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 211 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 2061 - 2074

PubMed ID

  • 25155019

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4172223

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1540-9538

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1084/jem.20132494


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States