Identification of a major encephalitogenic epitope of proteolipid protein (residues 56-70) for the induction of experimental allergic encephalomyelitis in Biozzi AB/H and nonobese diabetic mice.

@article{Amor1993IdentificationOA,
  title={Identification of a major encephalitogenic epitope of proteolipid protein (residues 56-70) for the induction of experimental allergic encephalomyelitis in Biozzi AB/H and nonobese diabetic mice.},
  author={Sandra Amor and David Baker and Nigel Groome and John L. Turk},
  journal={Journal of immunology},
  year={1993},
  volume={150 12},
  pages={5666-72}
}
Native proteolipid (PLP) and synthetic 15- or 16-mer peptides of the whole PLP molecule, with eight amino acid overlaps, were screened for their ability to induce experimental allergic encephalomyelitis in Biozzi AB/H (H-2dq1) mice. Clinical and histological evidence of experimental allergic encephalomyelitis developed after sensitization with native PLP and with the PLP sequence 56-70 (DYEYLINVIHAFQYV) but not with the other synthetic PLP peptides used. Nonobese diabetic mice that share… CONTINUE READING