Steven Foung

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  • CLONING AND ANALYSIS OF A RECOMBINANT ANTIGEN CONTAINING AN EPITOPE SPECIFIC FOR HUMAN T-CELL LYMPHOTROPIC VIRUS TYPE-II BLOOD Hadlock, K. G., LIPKA, J. J., Chow, T. P., Foung, S. K., Reyes, G. R. 1992; 79 (10): 2789-2796

    Abstract:

    An immunodominant HTLV-I-specific epitope in the HTLV-I envelope glycoprotein (GP) 46 has been described. To determine if the analogous region of HTLV-II contains a similarly immunogenic and specific epitope, the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was used to amplify HTLV-II DNA fragments encoding various portions of the putative epitope. The synthesized DNAs were cloned into lambda-phage gt11 and screened for production of immunoreactive fusion protein using sera from HTLV-II- or HTLV-I-infected individuals. Antisera from HTLV-II-infected individuals identified three of four recombinant clones when tested in a plaque immunoassay. Fusion protein from one of the clones, GH2-K15, was purified and analyzed by Western blot against a panel of HTLV-I and HTLV-II antisera. Twenty-one of 22 HTLV-II-infected sera were reactive with the GH2-K15 epitope. Sera from HTLV-I-infected and HTLV-I-uninfected individuals did not cross-react with GH2-K15. Western blot analysis of recombinant proteins encoding portions of the HTLV-II sequences in the Gh2-K15 antigen localized the HTLV-II-specific epitope to a 17-amino acid sequence. Recombinant antigens containing this epitope should be useful for type-specific serologic diagnosis of HTLV-II infection.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1992HW61800041

    View details for PubMedID 1375112

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