Lawrence Steinman

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  • ANTIGEN RECOGNITION IN AUTOIMMUNE ENCEPHALOMYELITIS AND THE POTENTIAL FOR PEPTIDE-MEDIATED IMMUNOTHERAPY CELL Wraith, D. C., Smilek, D. E., Mitchell, D. J., Steinman, L., McDevitt, H. O. 1989; 59 (2): 247-255

    Abstract:

    Peptide binding and lymph node T cell activation studies have been used to characterize T cell recognition of an encephalitogenic T cell autoantigen from myelin basic protein in (PL/J x SJL)F1 mice. Amino acids that determine interactions with either the restriction element of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) or the encephalitogenic T cell receptor are defined. This information enables the design of peptides that bind MHC yet do not cross-react with the autoantigen. A peptide analog of the encephalitogenic epitope is shown to be "heteroclitic" for MHC binding and activation of encephalitogenic T cells in vitro. This analog is not immunogenic for encephalitogenic T cells in vivo and is shown to inhibit disease that is induced by the autoantigen itself.

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