Presenting native-like HIV-1 envelope trimers on ferritin nanoparticles improves their immunogenicity.


Journal Article

Presenting vaccine antigens in particulate form can improve their immunogenicity by enhancing B cell activation.We describe ferritin-based protein nanoparticles that display multiple copies of native-like HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein trimers (BG505 SOSIP.664). Trimer-bearing nanoparticles were significantly more immunogenic than trimers in both mice and rabbits. Furthermore, rabbits immunized with the trimer-bearing nanoparticles induced significantly higher neutralizing antibody responses against most tier 1A viruses, and higher responses (but not significantly), to several tier 1B viruses and the autologous tier 2 virus than when the same trimers were delivered as soluble proteins.This or other nanoparticle designs may be practical ways to improve the immunogenicity of envelope glycoprotein trimers.

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Cited Authors

  • Sliepen, K; Ozorowski, G; Burger, JA; van Montfort, T; Stunnenberg, M; LaBranche, C; Montefiori, DC; Moore, JP; Ward, AB; Sanders, RW

Published Date

  • September 26, 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 /

Start / End Page

  • 82 -

PubMed ID

  • 26410741

Pubmed Central ID

  • 26410741

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1742-4690

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1742-4690

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1186/s12977-015-0210-4


  • eng