Antigenicity of chimeric synthetic peptides based on HTLV-1 antigens and the impact of epitope orientation.


The present study evaluated four chimeric synthetic peptides incorporating immunodominant sequences from HTLV-1 virus. Monomeric peptides M1, M2, and M3 represent sequences from core (p19) and envelope (gp46) of the virus. The peptide M1 is a p19 (105-124) sequence, the peptide M2 is a gp46 (190-207) sequence, and the peptide M3 is a gp 46 sequence with… (More)