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Membrane-associated GRP78 helps subgroup J avian leucosis virus enter cells
- Lin Wang†1, 2,
- Mei Mei†1, 2, 5,
- Aijian Qin1, 2, 3, 4Email author,
- Jianqiang Ye1, 2, 3,
- Kun Qian1, 2, 3 and
- Hongxia Shao1, 2, 3
© The Author(s) 2016
- Received: 17 March 2016
- Accepted: 7 July 2016
- Published: 6 September 2016
We previously identified chicken Annexin A2 (chANXA2) as a novel receptor for retrovirus avian leucosis virus subgroup J (ALV-J), using a DF1 cell line expressing the viral envelope (env) protein. To further probe whether other proteins participate in virus infection, we investigated several host proteins from co-immunoprecipitation with the DF1 cell line expressing viral env. Mass spectrometry analysis indicates that the chicken glucose-regulation protein 78 (chGRP78) of the DF1 membrane interacted with the ALV-J env protein. The results revealed that antibodies or siRNA to chGRP78 significantly inhibited ALV-J infection and replication, and over-expression of chGRP78 enabled the entry of ALV-J into non-susceptible cells. Taken together, these results are the first to report that chGRP78 functions to help ALV-J enter cells.
- Dengue Virus
- Japanese Encephalitis Virus
- Japanese Encephalitis Virus
- Host Receptor
- Dengue Fever Virus
Virus infection relies on the interaction between surface proteins and host receptors. In addition to virus receptors, other proteins may also interact with the virus and mediate infection. For example, HIV, a member of the retrovirus family, uses its glycoprotein gp120 to bind with CD4, CCR5 and CXCR4 as receptors to infect host cells [1–3]. Moreover, certain other proteins, such as CCR1, CCR8, CXCR6 (BONZO), GPR15 (BOB), GPR1, APJ, CX3CR1 (V28), CXCR5, and RDC1, also interact with gp120 and mediate virus entry into host cells [4–10]. Some of them were identified as co-receptors, which directly interact with virus and facilitate virus invasion to susceptible cells with greater efficiency.
ALV is another type of retrovirus. According to the antigenicity of its envelope glycoprotein, ALV can be divided into six subgroups (A, B, C, D, E, and J). The high variability of ALV-J’s envelope (env) protein not only distinguishes it from other subgroups, but also results in alternations of the virus’s pathogenicity, tumourigenicity and host range . The env protein’s surface unit (SU) is a virus receptor binding-determining region. Currently, four cellular receptors for ALV have been identified. Tva , tvc , and chNHE1  interact with the env proteins of ALV-A, C, and J, respectively. Recent research has identified chANXA2 as another receptor that is specific to ALV-J . To further probe whether there are other proteins that specifically interact with ALV-J’s env protein to mediate viral infection, we used DF1 cell lines that over express ALV-J’s env protein to capture proteins of interest. Using immunological and molecular biological approaches, we identified 78-kDa glucose-regulated protein (GRP78) as a novel host protein that interacts with the env of ALV-J and is involved in the infection of DF1 cells by ALV-J. GRP78 is also referred to as Bip/HSPA5. This protein consists of membrane-associated [16, 17] and trans-membrane segments . More than a ER stress-regulating chaperone , GRP78 participates in several biological or immunological processes and extensively influences virus infection or pathogenicity [20–23]. Meanwhile, GRP78 has been identified as a receptor for different types of virus, such as coxsackie B  and dengue fever virus , which directly interact with viral protein. Our results firmly establish that GRP78 can interact with the env of ALV-J to aid the entry of ALV-J into cells.
Cells and virus
DF1 cells and pcDNA-env_DF1 cells  were maintained in Dulbecco’s modified Eagle’s medium (DMEM) supplemented with 5% fetal bovine serum and 1% antibiotics. HEK293T cells and GEF (Goose embryo fibroblast) cells were maintained in DMEM supplemented with 10% fetal bovine serum and 1% antibiotics. The ALV-J strain (JS09GY07) and ALV-A strain (AH10) were preserved in our laboratory.
Antibodies and primers
Sequences of the primers used for real-time PCR and the siRNA against chGRP78
Co-immunoprecipitation and mass spectrometry
pcDNA-env_DF1 cells in 100 mm dishes were harvested by scraping with a rubber policeman and homogenised with NP-40 lysis buffer containing 25 mM Tris, 150 mM NaCl, 1 mM EDTA, 1% NP-40, 5% glycerol (pH7.4) and a protease inhibitor cocktail (Roche, Basel, Switzerland) incubating for 20 min, then the membrane proteins in the supernatant were sedimented by an additional spin at 13 200 g for 1 h at 4 °C and resuspended in 1% NP-40 lysis buffer. The membrane proteins from the pcDNA-env_DF1 cells were immunoprecipitated with the monoclonal antibody JE9, which is specific to ALV-J Env and Resin A (Thermo Scientific, Massachusetts, USA). Precipitated proteins were separated by SDS-PAGE. The gel was stained with a Silver Stain Kit for MS (Thermo Scientific). The bands of interests were collected and analysed using mass spectrometry .
Antibody blocking assay
The DF1 cells were pre-treated with anti-GRP78 antibody which was diluted with DMEM at a concentration of 5, 25 and 50 μg/mL at 37 °C for 2 h and subsequently challenged with ALV-J at a MOI of 5 and incubated at 37 °C for 2 h. The DF1 cells were pre-treated with anti-GRP78 antibody which was diluted with DMEM at a concentration of 50 μg/mL and subsequently challenged with ALV-A at a MOI of 5 and incubated at 37 °C for 2 h. The cells were treated with acid glycine (pH 3.0) for 1 min to inactivate the non-internalized virus. After a wash with PBS, the cells were maintained in DMEM with 1% foetal calf serum and antibody at the concentrations mentioned above for 48 h. The replication of ALV-J in the treated cells was analysed with IFA, real-time PCR, Tissue culture infective dose 50 (TCID50) and Western blot, and the replication of ALV-A in the treated cells was analysed with Western blot.
RNA interference assay
DF1 cells were transfected with stealth siRNA (50 pmol) against chGRP78. Six hours later, the cells were infected with ALV-J at a MOI of 1 and incubated at 37 °C for 2 h. Then, the cells were maintained in DMEM with 1% fetal bovine serum for 72 h. The interference effects of the siRNA directed against chGRP78 were evaluated with real-time PCR. Simultaneously, the replication of ALV-J in the DF1 cells was analysed with Western blot and TCID50 titration of the ALV-J in the collected cell culture supernatant.
Infection of chGRP78-transfected cells with different concentration
First, we inserted the 1982 bp full-length chGRP78 coding sequence into pcDNA3.1; human 293T cells were transfected with different concentrations of pcDNA3.1-chGRP78 (0.5, 1.5, 3.0 and 4.5 μg respectively) and also transfected with 4.5 μg pcDNA3.1 as the control. Forty-eight hours later, the transfected cells were infected with ALV-J at a MOI of ten for 2.5 h. Subsequently the cells were treated with acid glycine (pH 3.0) for 1 min and washed three times with PBS. Then, the 293T cells were maintained in DMEM with 1% foetal bovine serum for 48 h. The cells were extracted RNA and elevated with real-time PCR.
Infection of chGRP78-transfected cells
GEF cells were transfected with pcDNA3.1-chGRP78. The cells were transfected with pcDNA3.1 as the control. Forty-eight hours later, the transfected cells were infected with ALV-J at a MOI of ten for 2.5 h. Then, the GEF cells were maintained in DMEM with 1% foetal bovine serum. After 6 days later, the replication of ALV-J was analysed with IFA using JE9 antibody.
RNA was isolated from whole-cell lysates using a Total RNA Miniprep Kit (Axygen, California, USA). The RNA was reverse transcribed using a PrimerScript RT Reagent Kit (Takara, Kusatsu, Japan) with primers targeting the ALV-J gp37 and chGRP78 coding sequences. Chicken 18s and human β-actin were used as an internal control in the real-time PCR. Fold change of target gene RNA level was calculated with the 2−△△Ct method. GraphPad Prism 5.0 (GraphPad Software) was used to analyse the data. Data is expressed in column style with mean ± SD and statistic variance was analysed using the One-way ANOVA test. P < 0.05 was considered as significant.
To determine the TCID50 level of the ALV-J in the collected supernatants, DF1 cells were plated in 96-well plates (2.5 × 104 cells/well). Twenty-four hours later, the supernatants from antibody blocking assays or RNA interference assays were continuously diluted from 10- to 1010-fold. Each dilution was used to infect the DF1 cells in eight duplicate wells. After incubation at 37 °C for 2.5 h, the supernatants were replaced with DMEM containing 1% foetal bovine serum. Seven days later, the cells were immobilized, and IFA was conducted with JE9. The final dilution of virus TCID50 was calculated according to the Reed-Muench formula.
The treated DF1 cells and GEF cells were immobilized with 4% paraformaldehyde and then treated with 0.25% Triton X-100. After incubation with PBS containing 2% BSA for 45 min, the cells were incubated with JE9 as the primary antibody. Then, FITC-labelled goat anti-mouse antibody was used as the secondary antibody. Finally, Hoechst 33342 was used to stain the cell nuclei at room temperature for 2 min. The cells were stored in 50% glycerine, and the fluorescence signals were observed under confocal microscopy.
Western blot of env expression in DF1 cells
The expression levels of ALV-J env protein were also detected with Western blot. Following infection with ALV-J for 48 h, the DF1 cells were harvested and lysed with 1% NP-40 and a protease inhibitor cocktail. The cell lysates were used for SDS-PAGE and then transferred to nitrocellulose membranes for Western blot analysis. JE9, 5D3 and β-actin were employed as the first antibody respectively, and HRP-labelled goat anti-mouse antibody was employed as the second antibody. The membrane was finally immersed in Super Signal West Pico (Thermo, Massachusetts, USA), and the chemiluminescent signals were observed with a FluorChemE imaging system (Protein Simple, California, USA).
chGRP78 bound the env protein of ALV-J
The antibody against chGRP78 significantly inhibited ALV-J infection and replication
RNA interference with chGRP78 in DF1 cells inhibited ALV-J infection
chGRP78 over-expression allowed the ALV-J into non-permissible cells
Virus attachment and entrance into host cells rely on host receptors. Occasionally, other host proteins may assist in the virus infection. For example, host glycosaminoglycans have been implicated in the mediation of the attachment and entry of mosquito-borne flaviviruses into mammalian cells [29, 30]; however, the corresponding function has not been elucidated. Previous studies with Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) have reported the possible involvements of a 57-kDa protein derived from BHK-21 cells, the GAG protein from CHO cells and a 74-kDa molecule from Vero cells as possible receptors . Subsequently, another report hypothesized that vimentin, an important cellular protein, is responsible for the attachment and entry of JEV into porcine cells .
Similarly, in addition to the identified host receptors chANXA2 and chNHE1, we found that chGRP78 is another important protein for AVL-J infection of DF1 cells. chGRP78 is a member of the HSP70 family that is located in both the membrane and plasma of various types of cells . Despite its immune and biological functions , substantial research has found that chGRP78 is a receptor for pathogens such as dengue virus , coxsackie virus  and herpes simplex virus . The roles of chGRP78 in the infections of other pathogens have been elucidated [37–39]. Collectively, this research indicates that chGRP78 may also play a role in avian pathogen infection. In the present study, we found that ALV-J replication was significantly inhibited when the DF1 cells were blocked with polyclonal antibody against chGRP78 or the expression of chGRP78 was interfered with via siRNA. The inhibition efficiency in DF1 cells is the same as that in chANXA2 . This finding indicates that chGRP78 may have a similar function as chANXA2 in AVL-J infection. The over-expression of chGRP78 could permit the entry of ALV-J into 293T cells. Our study shows that the RNA amount of gp37 was increased in the first 48 h in 293T cells which were transfected with chGRP78, while other conditions were the same. In addition, ALV-J infection efficiency was also dose-dependent on chGRP78 expression in 293T cells. The gain of ALV-J susceptibility in GEF further supports the conclusion that chGRP78 may be a novel functional co-receptor for ALV-J infection. This finding indicates the importance of chGRP78 in AVL-J entry into host cells. However, the potential interaction among chNHE1, chANXA2 and chGRP78 need to be investigated, and the mechanism by which chGRP78 introduced ALV-J into the host cells remains unclear. Both of these issues are the subject of our future research. This research will also provide additional information regarding retrovirus prevention and control.
The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
MM, AQ, KQ and JY conceived and designed the experiments; LW and MM performed the experiments. LW, MM, AQ, KQ, HS and JY analysed the data. LW, MM, HXS and JY contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. LW and AQ contributed to the writing of the manuscript. LW prepared the figures. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.
This study was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31201881, 31472171), National Science and Technology Transformation Fund Project (2014GB2C100292), National key research and development plan (2016YFD0500803), The Priority Academic Program Development of Jiangsu Higher Education, Institutions of the Chinese Special Fund for Agroscientific Research in the Public Interest (201203055) and Special Foundation for State Basic Research Program of China (2013FY113300-4).
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