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Figure 6 | Retrovirology

Figure 6

From: Distinct HIV-1 entry phenotypes are associated with transmission, subtype specificity, and resistance to broadly neutralizing antibodies

Figure 6

HIV envelopes exhibit subtype-specific differences in CD4/CCR5 usage efficiencies. (A) Normalized infection data from each subtype A, B, C and D envelope clones (n = 28) were analyzed by VERSA. The vector metrics were averaged for at least two independent infections (with a variance <5%) for each envelope in each subtype group. Vector angle (θ), mean infectivity (M), and vector amplitude (Δ) values for each envelope are shown as grouped by subtypes. P values were generated by the non- parametric unpaired t test (p*** < 0.005, **p < 0.05). B) 2-D contour plots of the average infectivity profile for each subtype, generated and color coded as in Figure 4G. The colored dashed square boxes compare the infectivity differences noted between subtype C (blue) Envs and others (red) in the lower left (LL) and upper right (UR) quadrants. Each Env clone was independently profiled twice. (C) Polar plot of the averaged sensitivity vectors obtained from each subtype, generated as in Figure 3E.

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