Minimal variation in T-20 binding domain of different HIV-1 subtypes from antiretroviral-naive and -experienced patients
Xu L., Hué S., Taylor S., Ratcliffe D., Workman JA., Jackson S., Cane PA., Pillay D.
In-vitro differences in T-20 susceptibility among HIV-1 subtypes have been reported. We therefore studied the T-20 binding domain of a variety of virus subtypes from both antiretroviral-naive and -experienced patients. Minimal variation in the HR-1 region of gp41 was observed, especially within the region responsible for T-20 resistance. Any subtype differences in T-20 susceptibility do not appear to be related to HR-1 genetic variation.