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HXB2 Location  Gag(203-212)   Gag Epitope Map
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Epitope ETINEEAAEW   Epitope Alignment
ETINdEAAEW{DRl}   diminished response; escape documented in this paper; observed variant; processing
Epitope Name EW10
Species (MHC/HLA human(A*25)

Variant Details

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Variant ID.  4405
Variant Seq.  ETINdEAAEW{DRl}
Mutations V/L E/D
Epitope Location V13L E5D
HXB2 Location V215L E207D
Mutation Type DR: diminished response
E: escape documented in this paper
OV: observed variant
P: processing
Epitope Subtype B
Variant Subtype B
Method Longitudinal study, Other, Sequence
Note Mutant ETINdEAAEW, was seen in patient PIC1362 580 DPS (days post symptoms) onwards but not at 769 DPS. It carried an escape at E207D and with significant fitness loss; when in tandem with an extra-epitopic mutation, V215L, 3 residues downstream of EW10. In patient 1483, it was seen at 2025 DPS as the double mutant E207D intra-EW10 and V215L extra-EW10 epitope. Of note - Patient 1362's CTL response was 10x that of Patient 1483! Patients PIC1052 and PIC1349 did not carry this mutation and PIC1052 carried the consensus L at position 215 extra-EW10 epitope. Data suggest that V215L augments cleavage of EW10, decreasing its presentation and increasing its escape function.


Troyer2009 Ryan M. Troyer, John McNevin, Yi Liu, Shao Chong Zhang, Randall W. Krizan, Awet Abraha, Denis M. Tebit, Hong Zhao, Santiago Avila, Michael A. Lobritz, M. Juliana McElrath, Sylvie Le Gall, James I. Mullins, and Eric J. Arts. Variable Fitness Impact of HIV-1 Escape Mutations to Cytotoxic T Lymphocyte (CTL) Response. PLoS Pathog., 5(4):e1000365, Apr 2009. PubMed ID: 19343217. Show all entries for this paper.

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