Journal article

Effect of MHC Class I Diversification on Influenza Epitope-Specific CD8( ) T Cell Precursor Frequency and Subsequent Effector Function

E Bridie Day, Kim L Charlton, Nicole L La Gruta, Peter C Doherty, Stephen J Turner

JOURNAL OF IMMUNOLOGY | AMER ASSOC IMMUNOLOGISTS | Published : 2011

Abstract

Earlier studies of influenza-specific CD8(+) T cell immunodominance hierarchies indicated that expression of the H2K(k) MHC class I allele greatly diminishes responses to the H2D(b)-restriced D(b)PA(224) epitope (acid polymerase, residues 224-233 complexed with H2D(b)). The results suggested that the presence of H2K(k) during thymic differentiation led to the deletion of a prominent Vβ7(+) subset of D(b)PA(224)-specific TCRs. The more recent definition of D(b)PA(224)-specific TCR CDR3β repertoires in H2(b) mice provides a new baseline for looking again at this possible H2K(k) effect on D(b)PA(224)-specific TCR selection. We found that immune responses to several H2D(b)- and H2K(b)-restricted..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Dora Lush Postgraduate Scholarship (to E.B.D.), a Pfizer Senior Research Fellowship (to S.J.T.), a National Health and Medical Research Council RD Wright Fellowship (to N.L.L.G.), National Health and Medical Research Council program Grants 5671222 (to P. C. D. and S.J.T.) and 454595 (to N.L.L.G.), and National Institutes of Health Grant AI170251 (to P. C. D.).