Journal: Cell Discovery
Article Title: PSGL-1 inhibits HIV-1 infection by restricting actin dynamics and sequestering HIV envelope proteins
Figure Lengend Snippet: PSGL-1 binds HIV Env and sequesters Env at the plasma membrane. a 293 T cells were separately transfected with pNL4-3 proviral plasmid or plasmids expressing PSGL-1, PSGL-1 delCD, PSGL-1 LL/AA, or an empty vector. One day after the transfection, PSGL-1 or gp41 were immunoprecipitated with protein A agarose beads with anti-PSGL-1 antibody or anti-gp41 antibody respectively and then the beads were mixed with cell lysates from transfection of the other protein in the IP. The cell lysates and the precipitated proteins were analyzed by Western blotting. b 293 T cells transfected with pNL4-3 and PSGL-1 or PSGL-1 delCD or PSGL-1 LL/AA or an empty vector were fixed and stained with anti-gp41 (red), anti-PSGL-1 (green) antibodies and DAPI (blue), and quantification of gp41 cellular localization of each sample is shown in c . Scale bar: 5 μm. n = 40. d Virions harvested from producer 293 T cells transfected with PSGL-1 or PSGL-1 delCD or PSGL-1 LL/AA or an empty vector were pelleted through 20% sucrose cushion were analyzed by Western blotting. e TZM-bl cells were infected with virions harvested from 293 T cells transfected with pNL4-3 and different amounts of plasmids expressing PSGL-1, PSGL-1 delCD, PSGL-1 LL/AA. Empty vector was used to normalize the total transfected DNA. The virions were normalized by p24 ELISA. The infection rates were quantitated with the luciferase assay. n = 3. f Endocytosis of Env (gp160) protein in 293 T cells as visualized by pulse labeling of FAP-tag in the Env protein. 293 T cells were transfected with plasmids expressing PSGL-1, PSGL-1 delCD, PSGL-1 LL/AA and then stained with the fluorogen MG-11p (red) for 5 min. Cells were fixed after a 20-min chase period and stained with an anti-PSGL-1 (green) antibody and DAPI (blue). Scale bar: 5 μm. g Model of the mechanisms of the anti-HIV activity of PSGL-1. In the early stage of HIV life cycle, PSGL-1 restricts cortical actin filament to inhibit HIV reverse transcription. In the late stage of the life cycle, PSGL-1 prevents envelope incorporation into the nascent virions and blocks viral infectivity. PSGL-1 also stabilize F-actin inside of nascent virions to affect their infectivity.
Article Snippet: Two days post transfection, the supernatant was collected for p24 measurement using a commercial p24 ELISA kit (Sinobiological).
Techniques: Transfection, Plasmid Preparation, Expressing, Immunoprecipitation, Western Blot, Staining, Infection, Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay, Luciferase, Labeling, Activity Assay