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Evolution and phyloynamics of HIV-1 BF recombinants from South America

Grant number: 12/04818-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2012
Effective date (End): November 30, 2015
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Genetics - Molecular Genetics and Genetics of Microorganisms
Principal Investigator:Paolo Marinho de Andrade Zanotto
Grantee:Atila Iamarino
Home Institution: Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas (ICB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):13/15144-8 - Genomic evolution of large DNA viruses of insects, BE.EP.PD

Abstract

HIV-1 BF recombinants play an important role in the South American AIDS epidemic,especially in Brazil and Argentina, and they are recognized by the rapid spread and high replicativecapacity. Unlike other epidemics caused by well-established circulating recombinant forms,multiple unique recombinant forms comprise the South American BF recombinants, which resultfrom different recombination events, although they may be miss-classified by their recombinationprofile. The recombination is an important event for HIV-1 evolution that increases viral fitness,allows immune scape and the emergence of anti-retroviral drug resistance, and may have importantepidemiological consequences in places such as Brazil and Argentina, where there is ample therapyprevalence. This works aims to reconsider the classification and number of BF recombinant formsamong all available HIV-1 sequences from South America, as well as to estimate the population andevolutionary parameters that allow the understanding of the growth and role of BF recombinants inthis regional epidemics. The ancestral relations among common recombinant genomic fragmentsand selective pressure acting on recurrent regions will also be accessed, which may unravel possibletherapeutic targets.

Articles published in other media outlets: (2 total)

Scientific publications (4)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
DE MELO FREIRE, CAIO CESAR; PALMISANO, GIUSEPPE; BRACONI, CARLA T.; CUGOLA, FERNANDA R.; RUSSO, FABIELE B.; BELTRAO-BRAGES, PATRICIA C. B.; LAMARINO, ATILA; DE LIMA NETO, DANIEL FERREIRA; SALL, AMADOU ALPHA; ROSA-FERNANDES, LIVIA; LARSEN, MARTIN R.; DE ANDRADE ZANOTTO, PAOLO MARINHO. NS1 codon usage adaptation to humans in pandemic Zika virus. Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, v. 113, n. 5, p. -, 2018. Web of Science Citations: 2.
ZHAO, ZI-MING; ZHAO, BIXIAO; BAI, YALAI; IAMARINO, ATILA; GAFFNEY, STEPHEN G.; SCHLESSINGER, JOSEPH; LIFTON, RICHARD P.; RIMM, DAVID L.; TOWNSEND, JEFFREY P. Early and multiple origins of metastatic lineages within primary tumors. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, v. 113, n. 8, p. 2140-2145, FEB 23 2016. Web of Science Citations: 45.
FREIRE, CAIO C. M.; IAMARINO, ATILA; LY SOUMARE, PEINDA O.; FAYE, OUSMANE; SALL, AMADOU A.; ZANOTTO, PAOLO M. A. Reassortment and distinct evolutionary dynamics of Rift Valley Fever virus genomic segments. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 5, JUN 23 2015. Web of Science Citations: 9.
FAYE, OUMAR; FREIRE, CAIO C. M.; IAMARINO, ATILA; FAYE, OUSMANE; DE OLIVEIRA, JULIANA VELASCO C.; DIALLO, MAWLOUTH; ZANOTTO, PAOLO M. A.; SALL, AMADOU ALPHA. Molecular Evolution of Zika Virus during Its Emergence in the 20th Century. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, v. 8, n. 1 JAN 2014. Web of Science Citations: 373.

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