Steven Foung

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  • DELINEATION OF AN IMMUNODOMINANT AND HUMAN T-CELL LYMPHOTROPIC VIRUS (HTLV)-SPECIFIC EPITOPE WITHIN THE HTLV-I TRANSMEMBRANE GLYCOPROTEIN BLOOD Hadlock, K. G., Goh, C. J., BRADSHAW, P. A., Perkins, S., Lo, J., Kaplan, J. E., Khabbaz, R., Foung, S. K. 1995; 86 (4): 1392-1399

    Abstract:

    Antibody reactivity to the transmembrane region of human T-cell lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-I) envelope, gp21, is observed in virtually all individuals infected with HTLV-I or HTLV-II. Recombinant proteins encoding selected portions of gp21 are described and used to define two immunogenic regions. The first epitope (designated GD21-I) contains amino acids 361 to 404 of the HTLV-I envelope and reacted with all of 54 sera from HTLV-I- and HTLV-II-infected individuals. The second epitope (designated BA21) expresses amino acids 397 to 430 of the HTLV-I envelope and was recognized by 33 of 54 HTLV antisera. To determine the specificity of GD21-I and BA21, sera from 17 HTLV-negative individuals with nonspecific reactivity to p21E were tested. None of these sera reacted with GD21-I, but 16 of 17 sera reacted with BA21. With virtually complete reactivity to sera from HTLV-infected individuals and no reactivity to sera from p21E-reactive uninfected individuals, GD21-I will be useful in immunoassays for the detection of HTLV infection.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1995RN46700022

    View details for PubMedID 7632947

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