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Title: Crucial role of the N-glycans on the viral E-envelope glycoprotein in DC-SIGN-mediated dengue virus infection
Authors: Alen, Marijke M F ×
Dallmeier, Kai
Balzarini, Jan
Neyts, Johan
Schols, Dominique #
Issue Date: Dec-2012
Publisher: Elsevier/North-Holland
Series Title: Antiviral Research vol:96 issue:3 pages:280-287
Article number: S0166-3542(12)00246-X
Abstract: We generated in the mosquito cell line C6/36 a dengue virus (DENV) resistant to Hippeastrum hybrid agglutinin (HHA), a carbohydrate-binding agent (CBA). The genotype and phenotype were characterized of the HHA resistant (HHA(res)) DENV compared to the wild-type (WT) DENV. Sequencing the structural proteins of HHA(res) resulted in two mutations, N67D and T155I, indicating a deletion of both N-glycosylation sites on the viral envelope E-glycoprotein. The HHA(res) DENV could replicate in mammalian and mosquito cells that are lacking dendritic cell-specific intercellular adhesion molecule 3-grabbing non-integrin (DC-SIGN) expression. In contrast, DC-SIGN expressing human cells namely monocyte-derived dendritic cells as well as DC-SIGN-transfected cells were no longer susceptible to HHA(res) DENV. This demonstrates a crucial role of the N-glycans in the E-glycoprotein in the infection of dendritic cells, which constitute primary target cells of DENV during viral pathogenesis in the human body.
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ISSN: 0166-3542
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Virology and Chemotherapy (Rega Institute)
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