Lateral diffusion of CD4 on the surface of a human neoplastic T-cell line probed with a fluorescent derivative of the envelope glycoprotein (gp120) of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1).

@article{Pal1991LateralDO,
  title={Lateral diffusion of CD4 on the surface of a human neoplastic T-cell line probed with a fluorescent derivative of the envelope glycoprotein (gp120) of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1).},
  author={Ranajit Pal and Bala C. Nair and G M Hoke and Mangalasseril G Sarngadharan and Michael A. Edidin},
  journal={Journal of cellular physiology},
  year={1991},
  volume={147 2},
  pages={326-32}
}
The envelope glycoprotein (gp120) of HIV-1 was labeled with fluorescein by using 6-[4,6-dichlorotriazinyl]aminofluorescein. The labeled glycoprotein was found to bind to CD4-positive CEM cells. Monoclonal antibody OKT4a but not OKT4 blocked this binding. Similar specific binding of fluorescein-labeled gp120 with CD4 was observed in a solid-phase ELISA where sCD4 was attached to a polystyrene plate. The syncytium formation induced by HIV-1-infected cells on CEM cells was significantly inhibited… CONTINUE READING