Immunogenetics

, Volume 61, Issue 5, pp 327–339

Mhc haplotype H6 is associated with sustained control of SIVmac251 infection in Mauritian cynomolgus macaques

  • Edward T. Mee
  • Neil Berry
  • Claire Ham
  • Ulrike Sauermann
  • Maria T. Maggiorella
  • Frédéric Martinon
  • Ernst J. Verschoor
  • Jonathan L. Heeney
  • Roger Le Grand
  • Fausto Titti
  • Neil Almond
  • Nicola J. Rose
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s00251-009-0369-8

Cite this article as:
Mee, E.T., Berry, N., Ham, C. et al. Immunogenetics (2009) 61: 327. doi:10.1007/s00251-009-0369-8

Abstract

The restricted diversity of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) of Mauritian cynomolgus macaques provides powerful opportunities for insight into host-viral interactions and cellular immune responses that restrict lentiviral infections. However, little is known about the effects of Mhc haplotypes on control of SIV in this species. Using microsatellite-based genotyping and allele-specific PCR, Mhc haplotypes were deduced for 35 macaques infected with the same stock of SIVmac251. Class I haplotype H6 was associated with a reduction in chronic phase viraemia (p = 0.0145) while a similar association was observed for H6 class II (p = 0.0063). An increase in chronic phase viraemia, albeit an insignificant trend, was observed in haplotype H5-positive animals. These results further emphasise the value of genetically defined populations of non-human primates in AIDS research and provide a foundation for detailed characterisation of MHC restricted cellular immune responses and the effects of host genetics on SIV replication in cynomolgus macaques.

Keywords

Non-human primateMacaca fascicularisGenotypeAIDSSIV

Supplementary material

251_2009_369_MOESM1_ESM.doc (40 kb)
Supplemental Table 1Treatment regimens and infection outcome of animals included in study (DOC 39 kb)

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward T. Mee
    • 1
  • Neil Berry
    • 1
  • Claire Ham
    • 1
  • Ulrike Sauermann
    • 2
  • Maria T. Maggiorella
    • 3
  • Frédéric Martinon
    • 4
    • 5
  • Ernst J. Verschoor
    • 6
  • Jonathan L. Heeney
    • 6
    • 7
  • Roger Le Grand
    • 4
    • 5
  • Fausto Titti
    • 3
  • Neil Almond
    • 1
  • Nicola J. Rose
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of RetrovirologyNational Institute for Biological Standards and ControlHertfordshireUK
  2. 2.German Primate Centre, Working Group Infection ModelsGöttingenGermany
  3. 3.Division of Experimental Retrovirology and Non-Human Primate Models, National AIDS CenterIstituto Superiore di SanitàRomeItaly
  4. 4.CEA, Division of Immuno-VirologyInstitute of Emerging Diseases and Innovative Therapies, DSVFontenay aux RosesFrance
  5. 5.Université Paris-SudOrsayFrance
  6. 6.Department of VirologyBiomedical Primate Research CentreRijswijkThe Netherlands
  7. 7.Department of Veterinary MedicineUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK