Identifying conserved DR1501-restricted CD4(+) T-cell epitopes in avian H5N1 hemagglutinin proteins.

Abstract

Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 viruses are capable of causing poultry epidemics and human mortality. Vaccines that induce protective neutralizing antibodies can prevent outbreaks and decrease the potential for influenza A pandemics. Identifying unique H5N1 virus-specific HLA class II-restricted epitopes is essential for monitoring cellular strain… (More)
DOI: 10.1089/vim.2010.0058

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