Antibody to native human immunodeficiency virus type 1 envelope glycoproteins induced by IIIB and MN recombinant gp120 vaccines. The NIAID AIDS Vaccine Evaluation Group.

Journal Article (Clinical Trial;Journal Article;Multicenter Study)

The ability of antibody induced by MN and IIIB recombinant gp120 (rgp120) human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) vaccines the bind to oligomeric native and monomeric recombinant HIV-1 envelope glycoproteins (rgp 120) was measured in 25 uninfected, healthy adult volunteers. A major focus was to evaluate the effect of simultaneous and sequential immunization with vaccines representing different strains of HIV-1 on the ability to broaden cross-reactivity of antibodies against these and other HIV-1 strains. A flow cytometric indirect immunofluorescence assay (FIFA) to detect vaccine-induced antibody to envelope glycoprotein expressed by infected and rgp120-coated target cells was used, MN rgp120 HIV-1 vaccine given alone and coadministered with IIIB rgp120 HIV-1 vaccine elicited antibody which bound to cells infected with HIV-1MN, HIV-IIIB, HIV-1RF, and HIV-1-SF2. The presence of envelope glycoprotein-binding antibody detected by FIFA correlated to a moderate degree with functional antibody against HIV-1MN and HIV-IIIB. Priming immunization with IIIB rgp120 HIV-1 vaccine followed by booster injections of MN rgp120 HIV-1 vaccine resulted in increased cross-reactive antibody binding to these and heterologous clade B HIV-1 strains infecting cells. MN rgp120 HIV-1 vaccine given alone was better able to induce cross-reactive antibody to cells infected with heterologous HIV-1 laboratory strains than was IIIB rgp120 HIV-1 vaccine given alone. The vaccines induced binding antibody to rgp120 possessing the amino acid sequence of a clade E HIV-1 strain as measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Levels of antibody binding to cells infected with clade B HIV-1 and cells coated with monomeric rgp120 were greater than that induced by HIV-1IIIB-based gp160 vaccines in previous studies.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gorse, GJ; Patel, GB; Newman, FK; Belshe, RB; Berman, PW; Gregory, TJ; Matthews, TJ

Published Date

  • July 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 378 - 386

PubMed ID

  • 8807200

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC170354

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1071-412X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1128/cdli.3.4.378-386.1996


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States