Journal article

A systematic approach for comprehensive T-cell epitope discovery using peptide libraries

T Beissbarth, JA Tye-Din, GK Smyth, TP Speed, RP Anderson

BIOINFORMATICS | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2005

Abstract

MOTIVATION: T-cell response to peptides bound on MHC Class I or Class II molecules is essential for immune recognition of pathogens. T-cells are activated by specific peptide epitopes that are determined within the antigen processing pathways and presented on the surface of other cells bound to MHC molecules. To determine which part of allergenic or pathogenic proteins can stimulate T-cells is important for the treatment of diseases. We sought to take advantage of the falling cost of synthetic, screening grade peptides, and devise a comprehensive, non-hypothesis-driven screen for T-cell epitopes. We were interested in the study of celiac disease (CD) and used the ELISPOT technique to perform..

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