Differential amino-terminal anchors for peptide binding to H-2M3a or H-2Kb and H-2Db.

We previously established that H-2M3a, the H chain of the maternally transmitted Ag (Mta), is specialized for presentation of N-formylated peptides. We hypothesized that the N-formyl group might prevent or limit the presentation of peptide Ag by H-2K and H-2D molecules. We now show by Mta- and OVA-specific CTL assays, peptide competition, and… (More)