This subproject is one of many research subprojects utilizing the resources provided by a Center grant funded by NIH/NCRR. Primary support for the subproject and the subproject's principal investigator may have been provided by other sources, including other NIH sources. The Total Cost listed for the subproject likely represents the estimated amount of Center infrastructure utilized by the subproject, not direct funding provided by the NCRR grant to the subproject or subproject staff. This proposal aims to delineate differences in the initial immune responses to immunization with HSV encoded SIV proteins to compare sooty mangabeys (disease resistant model) with rhesus macaques (SIV disease susceptible model) and identify mechanistic differences potentially affecting (immunopathologic) responses to SIV infection. The grant proposal will use a replication deficient recombinant Herpes simplex based vector expressing SIV gag, env and tat-rev-nef of SIVmac239 to immunize sooty mangabeys via intra-muscular (n=3), intra-nasal (n=3) or intra-rectal (n=3) delivery. All animals will be followed for about 6 months thereafter for responses in blood, lymph nodes, lung and GI mucosa. The animals will then be released back to the Center. The animals will be screened first for SIV, STLV and SRV and only those found negative will be included. In addition, 6 sooty mangabeys chronically infected with SIV will be sampled once in years 4 and 5 for responses in blood, lymph nodes, lung and GI mucosa. The data obtained form the Yerkes sooty mangabeys will be compared to data obtained using the identical protocol performed at the New England National Primate Research Center using rhesus macaques.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
Type
Primate Research Center Grants (P51)
Project #
2P51RR000165-51
Application #
8357514
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZRR1-CM-5 (01))
Project Start
2011-08-01
Project End
2012-04-30
Budget Start
2011-08-01
Budget End
2012-04-30
Support Year
51
Fiscal Year
2011
Total Cost
$74,294
Indirect Cost
Name
Emory University
Department
Otolaryngology
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
066469933
City
Atlanta
State
GA
Country
United States
Zip Code
30322
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