Murine retroviral vector that induces long-term expression of HIV-1 envelope protein.
K Fujita, F Maldarelli, DF Purcell, J Silver
Journal of Virological Methods | Published : 1994
A retroviral vector was constructed that induces long-term expression of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) rev, vpu and env genes. The vector contains the neo gene and a cytomegalovirus (CMV) immediate early promoter followed by HIV-1 sequence. When HeLa cells were infected with viral stocks derived from this vector, about 25% of the resulting G418-resistant clones expressed HIV-1 envelope protein (Env), easily detectable by Western blot analysis, metabolic labelling, and syncytium formation after co-cultivation with HeLa-CD4 cells. In most cases the level of Env expression was higher than in a T cell line (H9) chronically infected with HIV-1. Env-expressing HeLa cell lines also ex..View full abstract