Naturally processed and concealed HLA-A2.1-restricted epitopes from tumor-associated antigen tyrosinase-related protein-2.

In this study, a computer-assisted reverse immunology approach was utilized in order to identify potentially antigenic peptides derived from the differentiation antigen TRP-2, a melanosomal protein frequently expressed in melanoma. Among the seven peptides complying with HLA-A2.1-binding motifs, two induced specific CD8(+) cytotoxic T lymphocytes. HLA-A2.1… CONTINUE READING