Miroslaw K. Gorny

Miroslaw K. Gorny, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Pathology

characterization of HIV-1 proteins by human monoclonal antibodies

The HIV-1 infection in humans induces a strong cellular and humoral immune response that is thought to partially control the progression of disease. Human monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) reflect the natural immune response and can be useful both for studying the mechanism of humoral immunity and the characterization of the immunogenic regions of viral proteins. Over the last several years, we developed from the lymphocytes of HIV-seropositive subjects more than 60 human mAbs (see Figure) to structural HIV-1 proteins. We identified several types of neutralizing mAbs against the V2, the V3, and the CD4-binding domain (CD4bd) of gpl20 and the ectodomain of gp41. Use of these mAbs showed laboratory strains of HIV-1 to be most sensitive to neutralization by anti-V3 mAbs followed by anti-CD4bd mAbs. The primary isolates were most effectively neutralized by selected mAbs specific for V3 and gp41. Because the enormous variation among HIV-1 isolates allows them to escape immunological control, we generated bispecific Abs, made by fusion of hybridoma producing anti-V3 and anti-CD4bd mAbs, which synergistically enhanced neutralization and broadened the specificity. Besides the research relevance of human mAbs, they may be useful in prophylactic immunotherapy against HIV-1 infection, as several mAbs, including one of our anti-V3 mAbs, proved to be protective against virus in chimpanzee and Hu-PBL-SCID HIV-1 infection models.



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Professor, Department of Pathology

PhD from Medical Academy of Wroc?aw

MD from Medical Academy of Wroc?aw

Cheng, Hao D; Grimm, Sebastian K; Gilman, Morgan Sa; Gwom, Luc Christian; Sok, Devin; Sundling, Christopher; Donofrio, Gina; Hedestam, Gunilla B Karlsson; Bonsignori, Mattia; Haynes, Barton F; Lahey, Timothy P; Maro, Isaac; von Reyn, C Fordham; Gorny, Miroslaw K; Zolla-Pazner, Susan; Walker, Bruce D; Alter, Galit; Burton, Dennis R; Robb, Merlin L; Krebs, Shelly J; Seaman, Michael S; Bailey-Kellogg, Chris; Ackerman, Margaret E

JCI insight. 2018 Mar 08; 3(5):

Nanfack, Aubin J; Redd, Andrew D; Bimela, Jude S; Ncham, Genesis; Achem, Emmanuel; Banin, Andrew N; Kirkpatrick, Allison R; Porcella, Stephen F; Agyingi, Lucy A; Meli, Josephine; Colizzi, Vittorio; Nadas, Arthur; Gorny, Miroslaw K; Nyambi, Phillipe N; Quinn, Thomas C; Duerr, Ralf

Journal of clinical microbiology. 2017 Jun 28; 55(9):2785-2800

Monoclonal antibodies specific for the V2, V3, CD4-binding site, and gp41 of HIV-1 mediate phagocytosis in a dose-dependent manner

Musich, T; Li, L; Liu, L; Zolla-Pazner, S; Robert-Guroff, M; Gorny, M K

Journal of virology. 2017 Apr 01; 91(8):e02325-16

Musich, Thomas; Li, Liuzhe; Liu, Lily; Zolla-Pazner, Susan; Robert-Guroff, Marjorie; Gorny, Miroslaw K

Journal of virology. 2017 Mar 29; 91(8):

Balasubramanian, Preetha; Kumar, Rajnish; Williams, Constance; Itri, Vincenza; Wang, Shixia; Lu, Shan; Hessell, Ann J; Haigwood, Nancy L; Sinangil, Faruk; Higgins, Keith W; Liu, Lily; Li, Liuzhe; Nyambi, Phillipe; Gorny, Miroslaw K; Totrov, Maxim; Nadas, Arthur; Kong, Xiang-Peng; Zolla-Pazner, Susan; Hioe, Catarina E

Vaccine. 2017 Feb 6; 35(10):1464-1473

Reed, Joanne H; Gorny, Miroslaw K; Li, Liuzhe; Cardozo, Timothy; Buyon, Jill P; Clancy, Robert M

Journal of autoimmunity. 2017 Jan 22; 79:99-104

Functions of anti-V2 antibodies which may play a role in protection against 111V-1 infection [Meeting Abstract]

Gorny, Miroslaw K

International journal of molecular medicine. 2017; 40:S22-S22

Costa, Matthew; Pollara, Justin; Edwards, Regina Whitney; Seaman, Michael; Gorny, Miroslaw K; Montefiori, David; Liao, Hua-Xin; Ferrari, Guido; Lu, Shan; Wang, Shixia

Journal of virology. 2016 Nov 15; 90(22):10362-10378