Synthetic envelope peptides of a simian retrovirus (SRV-2) were used to define both T- and B-cell epitopes of the envelope protein. The SRV-2 peptide 100-106 specifically blocks rhesus anti-SRV-2 neutralizing antibody activity, and a peptide 100-106 keyhole limpet hemocyanin conjugate induces a strong antipeptide antibody response. SRV-2 peptide 100-106 and 233-249 induces good T-cell proliferation of murine spleen cells immunized with the SRV-2 virus. Thus, SRV-2 envelope peptide 100-106 represents both a T- and B-cell epitope, and peptide 233-249 a T-cell epitope.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Medical Primatology|
|State||Published - Jun 1991|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Animal Science and Zoology