Crossreactivity of mimotopes and peptide homologues of a sequential epitope with a monoclonal antibody does not predict crossreactive immunogenicity.


The sequence H236-256 of the measles virus (MV) hemagglutinin (H) contains the sequential epitope of the neutralizing and protective monoclonal antibody (mAb) BH129 with the minimal epitope E(245)L-QL(249). Using this mAb, we have recently developed 7mer mimotopes binding up to 135x better than the corresponding 7mer epitope H244-250. In this study, we… (More)