Zika virus (ZIKV) infection in both infants and adults is associated with neurological complications including, but not limited to, microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome. Antibody therapy can be effective against virus infection. We isolated ZIKV envelope domain III-specific neutralizing antibodies (nAbs) from two convalescent patients with ZIKV infection. One antibody, 2F-8, exhibited potent in vitro neutralizing activity against Asian and American strains of ZIKV. To prevent FcγR-mediated antibody-dependent enhancement, we prepared IgG1 with LALA variation. A single dose of 2F–8 in the context of IgG1 or IgG1-LALA prior to or post lethal ZIKV challenge conferred complete protection in mice.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - 19 Mar 2021|
- Antibody-dependent enhancement
- Guillain-Barre syndrome
- Neutralizing antibody
- Zika virus