Stephen R. Vernon

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BACKGROUND Abacavir drug hypersensitivity in HIV-treated patients is associated with HLA-B57:01 expression. To understand the immunochemistry of abacavir drug reactions, we investigated the effects of abacavir on HLA-B57:01 epitope-binding in vitro and the quality and quantity of self-peptides presented by HLA-B57:01 from abacavir-treated cells. DESIGN(More)
The recent West Nile virus (WNV) outbreak in the United States underscores the importance of understanding human immune responses to this pathogen. Via the presentation of viral peptide ligands at the cell surface, class I HLA mediate the T cell recognition and killing of WNV infected cells. At this time, there are two key unknowns in regards to(More)
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