Functional Role of O-Glycosylation of HIV-1

Project: Research project

Description

Highly conserved threonine residues were noted near the C-terminus of the external surface glycoproteins of HIV-1, SIV, and influenza A virus; this threonine residue was shown to be the efficient target of O-glycosylation on all three viruses. In all three cases, this O-glycosylated threonine was essential for the infectivity of the virus. We will define the functional role of C-terminal threonine glycosylation for HIV-1 and we will develop assays amenable to high throughput screening for the development of antiviral drugs. We will delineate protein-peptide and peptide-peptide interactions that are dependent on the O-glycosylated threonine of gp120. We will also examine whether there are rare examples of naturally-occurring HIV-1 sequences that are functional without an O-glycosylated threonine at this location.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date2/15/131/31/19

Funding

  • National Institutes of Health: $52,612.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $314,577.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $383,750.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $383,750.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $383,750.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $383,750.00

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Threonine
Glycosylation
HIV-1
Peptides
Viruses
Membrane Glycoproteins
Influenza A virus
Antiviral Agents
Proteins

ASJC

  • Medicine(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)