Journal article

Differential Recognition of Influenza A Viruses by M1(58-66) Epitope-Specific CD8( ) T Cells Is Determined by Extraepitopic Amino Acid Residues

Carolien E van de Sandt, Joost HCM Kreijtz, Martina M Geelhoed-Mieras, Nella J Nieuwkoop, Monique I Spronken, David AMC van de Vijver, Ron AM Fouchier, Albert DME Osterhaus, Guus F Rimmelzwaan

Journal of Virology | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 2016

Abstract

UNLABELLED: Natural influenza A virus infections elicit both virus-specific antibody and CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cell responses. Influenza A virus-specific CD8(+) cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) contribute to clearance of influenza virus infections. Viral CTL epitopes can display variation, allowing influenza A viruses to evade recognition by epitope-specific CTLs. Due to functional constraints, some epitopes, like the immunodominant HLA-A*0201-restricted matrix protein 1 (M158-66) epitope, are highly conserved between influenza A viruses regardless of their subtype or host species of origin. We hypothesized that human influenza A viruses evade recognition of this epitope by impairing antigen pro..

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Funding Acknowledgements

EU FLUNIVAC provided funding to Guus F. Rimmelzwaan under grant number 602604. HHS vertical bar NIH vertical bar National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) provided funding to Monique I. J. Spronken and Ron A. M. Fouchier under grant number HHSN272201400008C.