HIV molecular immunology database
These are the interactive epitope variants and escape mutations maps. These maps are implemented with SVG (scalable vector graphics), which is supported by most, but not all, major web browsers.
All HIV T-Helper (Th) epitopes and variants mapped to within a region of 18 amino acids or less are indicated on the HIV protein epitope maps. The , HLA restriction elements, and mutation type of Th epitopes are indicated on protein sequences of HXB2. These maps are meant to provide the relative location of defined epitopes on a given protein, but the HXB2 sequence may not actually carry the epitope of interest, as it may vary relative to the sequence for which the epitope was defined. Epitopes with identical boundaries and HLA fields are included in the maps only once. If one laboratory determines HLA presenting molecules at the serotype level (example: A2) and another at the genotype level (example: A*0201) both will be included in the map. MHC specificities are indicative of the host species; when no MHC presenting molecule is defined, the host species is noted.
Data last updated at 2018-06-12 08:36:40-06