The number of toll-like receptor 9-agonist motifs in the adenovirus genome correlates with induction of dendritic cell maturation by adenovirus immune complexes

Perreau, M.; Welles, H. C.; Pellaton, C.; Gjoksi, B.; Potin, L.; Martin, R.; Harari, A.; Bett, A.; Casimiro, D.; Gall, J.; Barouch, D. H.; Kremer, E. J.; Pantaleo, G.

J Virol

2012-06 / vol 86 / pages 6279-85


Adenovirus serotype 5 (Ad5) vectors and specific neutralizing antibodies (NAbs) generate immune complexes (ICs) which are potent inducers of dendritic cell (DC) maturation. Here we show that ICs generated with rare Ad vector serotypes, such as Ad26 and Ad35, which are lead candidates in HIV vaccine development, are poor inducers of DC maturation and that their potency in inducing DC maturation strongly correlated with the number of Toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9)-agonist motifs present in the Ad vector’s genome. In addition, we showed that antihexon but not antifiber antibodies are responsible for the induction of Ad IC-mediated DC maturation.

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JVI.00123-12 [pii] 10.1128/JVI.00123-12

1098-5514 (Electronic) 0022-538X (Linking)

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