Protective cross-reactive epitope on the nonstructural protein NS1 of influenza A virus

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Center for Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research; Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology

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Immunity | Immunology and Infectious Disease | Immunology of Infectious Disease | Infectious Disease | Virology


We reported previously that adoptive immunization with an influenza A virus NS1-specific H-2Ld-restricted, cross-reactive, CTL clone A-11 established by stimulation with A/PR/8/34 virus (H1N1) reduced lung virus titers in mice challenged with virus in vivo (Virology 178:174-179, 1990). Using a set of recombinant vaccinia virus constructs containing truncated portions of the NS gene we have localized this cross-protective CTL epitope to the N-terminal region of the NS1 protein. This region of NS1 is active in inducing CD8+ CTL in vivo because virus-stimulated BALB/c immune spleen cells in bulk cultures also recognized the N-terminal region of the NS1 protein.

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Viral Immunol. 1993 Winter;6(4):229-36. Link to article on publisher's site

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Viral immunology

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