Creating HIV-1 reverse transcriptase cytotoxic T lymphocyte target structures by HLA-A2 heavy chain modifications.

Vigorous HIV-1-specific CD8(+) cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) responses play an important role in the control of HIV-1 replication and the induction of a strong, broadly cross-reactive CTL response remains an important goal of HIV vaccine development. It is known that the display of high levels of class I MHC-viral peptide complexes at the cell surface of… CONTINUE READING