Mapping of the target antigens of the rotavirus-specific cytotoxic T cell response
UNSPECIFIED (1997) Mapping of the target antigens of the rotavirus-specific cytotoxic T cell response. JOURNAL OF GENERAL VIROLOGY, 78 (Part 5). pp. 1065-1075. ISSN 0022-1317Full text not available from this repository.
The cytotoxic T cell (CTL) response in C57/Bl6 (H-2(b)) mice to rotavirus has been analysed using a cognate set of vaccinia virus recombinants covering the 12 primary gene products of the UKtc strain of bovine rotavirus. The gene products of RNA segments 5 (VP5/NSP-1) and 8 (VP7) both elicited a classic CD8(+) Class I MHC restricted CTL response. Using L cells transfected with specific Class I MHC loci as targets the VP5/NSP-1 response was found to be restricted at D-b and the VP7 response at K-b. Vaccinia virus recombinants expressing VP7 genes from seven G serotypes were used to show that the CTL response to this antigen is completely cross-reactive. By contrast, using the same strategy the CTL response to VP5/NSP-1 was found to be virus strain specific. A vaccinia virus recombinant carrying RNA segment 5 from the deletion mutant P9D Delta 5 was used to localize at least one CTL epitope in VP5/NSP-1 to the first 150 amino acids of the protein. The expression of a number of fragments of VP7 in vaccinia virus recombinants was used to show that the CTL epitope (amino acids 31-40) previously identified through the use of synthetic peptides is virus serotype specific rather than cross-reactive.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR355 Virology
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF GENERAL VIROLOGY|
|Publisher:||SOC GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY|
|Number of Pages:||11|
|Page Range:||pp. 1065-1075|
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