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HXB2 Location  Gag(147-155)   Gag Epitope Map
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Epitope ISPRTLNAW   Epitope Alignment
lSPRTLNAW   inferred escape
Epitope Name ISW9
Species (MHC/HLA human(B*58:01, B57)

Variant Details

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Variant ID.  196
Epitope Seq.  ISPRTLNAW
Variant Seq.  lSPRTLNAW
Mutations I/L
Epitope Location I1L
HXB2 Location I147L
Mutation Type IE: inferred escape
Method Sequence
Note ISPRTLNAW was recognized more often in children than in adults, and was the most frequently recognized B57 epitope in children. Longitudinal sequencing of 2 HLA B57-positive children born to HLA B57-negative mothers and HIV-negative fathers showed variants of this epitope: p|lSPRTLNAW, and lSPRTLNAW. In both cases the mother carried A|ISPRTLNAW, confirming that the mutations arose under selective pressure in the children following vertical transmission. Response to the variants was not studied.


Feeney2005a Margaret E. Feeney, Yanhua Tang, Katja Pfafferott, Kathleen A. Roosevelt, Rika Draenert, Alicja Trocha, Xu G. Yu, Cori Verrill, Todd Allen, Corey Moore, Simon Mallal, Sandra Burchett, Kenneth McIntosh, Stephen I. Pelton, M. Anne St. John, Rohan Hazra, Paul Klenerman, Marcus Altfeld, Bruce D. Walker, and Philip J. R. Goulder. HIV-1 Viral Escape in Infancy Followed by Emergence of a Variant-Specific CTL Response. J. Immunol., 174(12):7524-7530, 15 Jun 2005. PubMed ID: 15944251. Show all entries for this paper.

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